Our 20th festival is coming soon! It will be February 20-29, 2020 at various venues in the city and county. Check this site in early January for the lineup and schedule.
Through an annual film festival BHRFF supports independent filmmakers, fosters dialogue and promotes action. For twenty 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.
We have acquired most of our festival films for continuous availability in the community. They are now in the Bellingham Public Library (BPL), Wilson Library at Western Washington University (WWU), or Whatcom Community College Library (WCC), accessible with a Bellingham Public Library card. Click on the "Film Archive" tab above to find a full list of films and which library they are in, as well as organizations you can contact to take action on the issues presented in the films.