this time of year would have Bellingham’s Pickford Film Center busy with people
lining up, ordering popcorn, and enjoying films entered in the CASCADIA
International Women’s Film Festival. But the COVID-19 lockdown changed all
the festival was forced to screen its official selections online. What makes CASCADIA
unique, is that it’s one of only five film festivals in the U.S. to showcase
films directed and co-directed by women.
Vendors, indie directors, panel judges and fans met on Oct. 25 at the Majestic Ballroom in Bellingham to mark the start of the Bleedingham Horror Film Festival. Bleedingham, which is in its eighth year, has brought together like-minded horror fanatics in Whatcom County and general Washingtonians since 2012.
By Gabriel Sofie
Whatcom will have a Native American Film Festival Nov. 14-18. Whatcom’s International Programs Office and Western’s Center for Canadian-American Studies are collaborating to bring together five films focusing on the Native American community.
The goal of the festival is to bring more awareness to students about Native American society, culture, and history.