Our Mission

The mission of the Gig Harbor Film Festival is to cultivate a community of filmmakers and film lovers that celebrates the power of the cinematic arts to educate, entertain, and inspire.

Our  Vision

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is a year-round film program which culminates with a highly regarded destination film festival that is recognized as a top-tier event by filmmakers, film buffs, and the local community.

The Gig Harbor Film Festival is emerging as one of the hottest destinations on the independent film festival circuit. Since our first festival in 2007, we have taken great care in providing an unforgettable festival experience for filmmakers and film-lovers. Today, our festival hosts more than 80 visiting filmmakers, screens over 100 films, and reaches an audience of over 4,000!

All of our films are screened in the highest possible quality at the luxurious, state-of-the-art Galaxy Theatre in Uptown Gig Harbor. Surrounded by many popular restaurant options and our Kiwanis VIP Lounge, the Galaxy theatre is an ideal festival hub for visitors and locals alike.

Our festival programming provides three full days’ worth of film entertainment in a wide variety of genres, and offers something unique for just about every taste. We aim to cultivate a vibrant community of filmmakers and film-lovers who come together each year to celebrate their love of great cinematic storytelling.

Thanks to our famous hospitality, many filmmakers choose to attend the festival in person, and offer Q&A sessions with audience members at their screenings. Combined with our lively party schedule, this creates a winning combination of networking opportunities and fun for industry professionals, and a festival experience for locals that is not to be missed.

Whether you’re a local looking for some cultural refreshment or a filmmaker planning your circuit calendar, we’re certain you’ll find just what you are looking for at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. Check our website regularly to stay up to date on all of our events and activities throughout the year! If you’d like to be notified by email of all we have to offer, sign up for our newsletter below.

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Our Board of Directors



Join us the last Monday of each month at 6:30PM at the Galaxy Theater!  Next showing will be LIVING on March 27th, 2023.



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