In this 15-minute podcast, we meet the filmmaker and film festival organizer, local resident Matt Longmire, who is working with Arts and Humanities Bainbridge to make the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival newly exciting for 2016.

Matt explains that the two-day festival, on November 5th and 6th at the historic Lynwood Theater, will be focusing more than before on bringing the best of filmmaking from throughout the Northwest.

As you can tell from the name “celluloid”, the Bainbridge event has a long history, dating back to the days when films were typically distributed in the good old analog way, rather than in today’s typically digital format. And the series used to be limited solely to films that had a direct connection to Bainbridge — either through the residence of the filmmaker or an actor, or because of its locale or subject matter.

In addition to this 2016 Bainbridge film festival, Matt is currently also the successful organizer of the Seattle Web Fest — which screens web-based fiction and nonfiction video series that are sourced from Seattle and around the world.

Matt explains in this podcast conversation the many categories of filmmaking that are available in this year’s bigger-than-ever festival, and how filmmakers can submit their work to the juried review process.

Awards will be given for the best film in each of the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Student Film, Web Series, Music Video, and Local Bainbridge Film.

Tune into this podcast for interesting behind-the-scenes stories about what it takes to organize a local film festival these days.

Credits: BCB host, audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.