Through an annual film festival BHRFF supports independent filmmakers, fosters dialogue and promotes action. For fourteen years, volunteer committee members have selected scores of insightful and moving films they hope will encourage the community to explore and engage with critical issues. Films are followed by facilitated discussion, some led by the filmmakers themselves. See the Film History tab above for action you can take on film issues. Use this tab to find local libraries for copies of most recent films.
2015 Festival Schedule
The complete schedule is now available in the "2015 Festival Schedule" tab above. All films are free, and parking in the Western Washington University lot is free in the evenings and weekend afternoons.
Note that for readers of our festival schedule in "Whatcom Watch", there is an error for one film. "Plastic Paradise" will not be shown Saturday the 21st at Whatcom Community College. It will be there at 4:30 on Monday the 23rd.
Our festival has been listed in an article on the Audience Awards website as one of nine "Film Festivals That Are Making A Difference" in the U.S.