We wrapped up an incredible in-person Gig Harbor Film Festival in 2022 to rave reviews! We are grateful for the world-class cinematic storytelling that filmmakers brought to the big screen last year. Now we’re looking for more.
We are full speed ahead for our GHFF September 21-24, 2023! Whether you are an alumni or a new director, please consider submitting your film. We program a wide variety of genres for our diverse audience in the South Puget Sound.
Located about an hour south of Seattle (easy access to airport), Gig Harbor has been called one of the Top Five Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine. Filmmakers and their teams love our charming waterfront town and the warm hospitality they receive at every event.
Here’s what a few award-winning filmmakers had to say about the 2022 GHFF:
“The GHFF is, quite simply, the most welcoming film festival I’ve ever been to. It not only has amazing theaters filled with enthusiastic audiences, it also truly takes care of its filmmakers. From parties to volunteer help to incredible communication, the GHFF experience is the best. I can’t recommend this fest enough.” Justin Zimmerman, Director, SOLDIER
“I’ll never be able to say enough good things about this festival. They truly are a festival for filmmakers. Multiple screenings for your film, VIP lounges, parties at a mansion, and the most friendly and caring staff of volunteers. If you want the best festival experience, submit to this festival and attend! Far and away my favorite festival.” Derek Schneider, Director, A Dinner Party From Hell
So there you have it — movies, parties, fun! That’s what we do.
Come join the GHFF lineup — and keep us rated as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the world on FilmFreeway! Screen your cinematic masterpiece in our full digital projection, 16-channel sound