Virtual film festival May 8-23

Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival

The Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities is proud to present a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related films in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020.

Beginning May 8 and continuing through May 23, FHFF will offer seven powerful, environmentally focused documentary feature films for online streaming. Viewing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99 for an All-Access Festival Pass. Films will be available for viewing during the two-week streaming period. To kick things off beginning May 1, you can watch a short documentary, ​Cultivating Kids, at no charge. View trailers at

Purchase your tickets or All-Access Festival Pass beginning May 1st at the Festival website, After purchase, you will be provided a link to access the Screening Room for viewing each film.

Here is the exciting line-up:

Anthropocene examines whether human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, with all of its political, social, and behavioral implications. 97 minutes

Biophilic Design explores a design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world, buildings where people feel and perform better. 62 minutes

Bringing it Home extols the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while revealing the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers. 52 minutes

Cultivating Kids is a 23-minute short film about one way our neighboring Whidbey Island is educating kids to get back to nature and farming. This film is available for FREE viewing beginning May 1.

DamNation explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.

87 minutes

Planetary is a provocative cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. 84 minutes

The Sequel looks at the influential work of David Fleming, who dared to re-imagine a thriving civilization after the collapse of our current mainstream economies and inspired the Transition Towns movement. 61 minutes

The Wisdom to Survive examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities.

This Virtual Film Festival is generously sponsored by KCTS9, Kings Market, and The NowButlater Initiative.