Tickets on sale for annual film festival

A diverse lineup of selected films, each with a Bainbridge connection, will hit the big screen during the 15th annual Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival with multiple film screenings taking place Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3.

Festival highlights include the opening night celebration and reception at 6 p.m.

on Friday, Nov. 1 at The Marketplace at Pleasant Beach. Guests can meet filmmakers, including Mark Kitchell director of the Sundance Film Festival hit, “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.” Following the reception there will be a special screening of the film at the historic Lynwood Theater.

The festival will continue throughout the weekend with more than 20 free screenings on Saturday and Sunday between Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion and the Lynwood Theater. All selected entries have a connection to Bainbridge Island and range from budding student shorts to award-winning festival favorites. Showings will run from 10 a.m. to

1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, including a professional panel discussion titled “Cinematic Transformations: How the Digital Revolution Has Changed The Movies.”

Shows will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Lynwood Theater.

For a complete list of films and screening schedule, visit

Tickets are on sale now through The $35 opening night tickets includes entry to the party and screening. Tickets for the film are only $10 and will also be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council’s educational programs.

Initially conceived as part of the Bainbridge Island Arts Walk, Celluloid Bainbridge quickly grew into its own event at the Lynwood Theater as, year after year, it managed to attract a wealth of movies that were either made on Bainbridge Island or featured a past or present islander in the cast or crew.

For more than 25 years, the Arts & Humanities Council has nurtured the community with programs, services and collaborations that embody its mission: to create an environment on Bainbridge in which the arts and humanities flourish. The council is the connecter, illuminator and advocate for 22 cultural organizations and scores of local artists.

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