Orcas Island Film Festival

A world of award-winning motion pictures in one of the most picturesque places in the world.

An impressive lineup of world-class films establishes the Orcas Island Film Festival as one of the best-kept secrets in the film world. The festival features a curated selection of critically acclaimed international films and audience favorites direct from their debuts at the world’s greatest film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Telluride, Toronto, New York and Seattle. Many of the films are award contenders at the Oscars each year and attendees will see these films before their official theatrical release. 

With 30 films shown over four days, gala parties and filmmaker panel discussions, the Orcas Island Film Festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers to connect and share the cinematic experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. All of this makes this emerging new festival a unique experience worthy of an annual pilgrimage.

Former Seattle International Film Festival’s Artistic Director, Carl Spence, curates the films for the OIFF each year. The arts-rich village of Eastsound on Orcas Island is the perfect place for filmmakers to find inspiration and connect with other film aficionados and creative thinkers. During the festival, directors, producers, and actors will be on hand for lively Q&A sessions and special events. Films at the first three editions of OIFF have garnered a total of 25 nominations and 6 Oscars at the Academy Awards. Past films include Oscar winners Manchester By The Sea, The Salesman, Room, The Imitation Game and Son of Saul along with critically acclaimed films such as Loving, A Man Called Ove, 45 Years and more.

The festival takes place from October 4th to 8th, 2018 on Orcas Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands in northwestern Washington State. For more information, visit www.orcasfilmfest.com.

Read more inThe Stranger's review of the festival.