Past Film Festivals
2021 Film Festival Awards
This year’s festival theme is "Filmdemic". We welcome documentaries, feature films, shorts, animations, and music videos for this year’s film festival to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Hibulb Cultural Center. All films are welcome, particularly those recognizing the pandemic and honoring those who give hope for the future.
2020 Film Festival Awards
This year’s theme is "Past, Present, and Future", tashəliʔ, ʔəshəliʔ, ɬashəliʔ. The Hibulb Cultural Center will highlight films submitted for the past seven film festivals held at Hibulb, and will welcome documentaries, feature films, shorts, animations, and music videos for this year’s virtual film festival to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
2019 Film Festival Awards
This year's theme is "Creation Stories".
2018 Film Festival Awards
This year’s theme is “kʷədalikʷ ti waq̓waq̓ ʔə kʷi st̕ilib, Frog Catches a Song”.
2016 Film Festival Awards
This year’s theme, syəyəhub ʔə ti shəliʔdxʷ ʔi ti sx̌aƛ̕tub, Stories of Health and Hope, is a reminder that wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. All films are accepted, but we particularly welcome stories that make us laugh, inspire us, remind us of how rich we are in teachings of wellness, and stories that create an inheritance for future generations.
2015 Film Festival Awards
This year’s theme was “Language: Our Living Treasure” xʷgʷədgʷatəd: ʔəshəliʔ tiʔiɬ sʔabadəbčəɬ. The Hibulb Cultural Center welcomed documentaries, feature films, shorts, music documentaries, and music videos for this year’s film festival held on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
2014 Film Festival
This year’s theme was "Family, Through Our Eyes". The Hibulb Cultural Center welcomed documentaries, feature films, shorts, music documentaries and music videos for this year’s film festival held on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
2014 Film Festival Gallery
2014 Film Festival Award Winners
2014 Film Submissions
"Anniversary" by Ray and Migdalia Etheridge, Feature Short. A tribute to the old black-and-white TV sitcoms of the 1950s, it is the couple's seventh anniversary, and it may be their last.
"Coming Back: Restoring the Skokomish Watershed" by Joseph Pavel, Skokomish Watershed Action Team, Documentary Short. Members of the Skokomish Watershed Action Team have been collaborating for a decade on how to best restore the Skokomish watershed located at the southern end of Hood Canal in Western Washington. From federal agencies to the Skokomish Tribe to private citizens, this is the story of how these very different groups have worked to restore the Skokomish river after decades of logging and development in the area.
"Frozen Food" by Avivit Myasnikov, Documentary Short. Hadar Oshri has never been a slim girl and has always loved to sing. Following countless diets along the years, her doctors recommend bariatric surgery. This film escorts Hadar on her way to the surgery and after, through a complicated relationship.
"Hibernation" by Tomer Werechson, Documentary Short. The perspectives of a documentarian who spends one day with his grandfather who is contending with Alzheimer's, as the past and present get blurred through his grandfather's life story.
"Hole in the Stomach" by Avivit Myasnikov, Feature Short. Natalie is fighting a war against her destiny and the feeling that her body betrays her. Together with her husband, they are struggling the long journey on the way to becoming parents.
"Treasure Hunt" by Nadan Pines, Documentary Feature. Despite loving each other dearly, Nadan's dad and only sister Naama haven't met for the last 15 years. This tells the story of Nadan's attempt to get these two unique characters back together, an optimistic mission which boils down to recreating one special event: preparing a "treasure hunt" game for Naama’s upcoming birthday – a long forgotten family tradition.
"Beautiful Warriors" by Dawn Karima Pettigrew and Kirk Dapo. Music Video. ‘Beautiful Warriors’ is an honor song for Veterans and Warriors, written and sung by Dawn Karima with music by Cloudwalker, from THE DESIRE OF NATIONS, the 2013 Native American Music Award Winner for Best Gospel.
"Blackroot" by Ben Kadie and Jack Flynn. Feature Short. A young Tulalip boy grieves the loss of his grandmother by camping out with friends and facing his fears. Features local talent Lois Landgrebe and Areal GoodVoice.
"A Daniel A. Jones Family Study 2014" by Daniel Jones. Documentary. This is the study of Daniel’s ancestry and an introduction to additional Moses ancestry that has joined his own. Directed by Tulalip member Aaron Jones.
"The Miracle of Us" by Dawn Karima Pettigrew and Lauren Kleeman. Music Video. Written and sung by Dawn Karima, ‘The Miracle of Us’ features Cloudwalker, Nightshield and Tee-Rawk from THE DESIRE OF NATIONS, the 2013 Native American Music Award Winner for Best Gospel.
"Trail of Tears" by Dawn Karima Pettigrew and Olivia Porter. Written and sung by Dawn Karima, ‘Trail of Tears’ features Cloudwalker, Mista Futuristic and Tee-Rawk from THE DESIRE OF NATIONS, the 2013 Native American Music Award Winner for Best Gospel.
"Family: The Story of the 2012-2013 Wapato Boy’s Basketball Team" by Ryan Craig. Feature. The Wapato Wolfpack boys’ basketball team completed the 2011-2012 season one victory short of its ultimate goal-the WIAA boys’ basketball AA tournament. With a pack mentality, hard work, and renewed dedication, this group of hungry wolves resolved they would reach their state goal next season. Sit back and enjoy the journey.
"Quiet Contemplation" by Derek Jones. Music Video. 'Quiet Contemplation', from the album A GOOD DAY, is an evocative photo video for the solo instrumental piano piece.
2013 Film Festival
2013 Film Festival Award Winners
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