The 2023 CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival will be in-person May 4-7, 2023 at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham’s downtown Arts District. The festival will showcase 35 short films and 6 feature films created by women filmmakers from 15 different countries. The festival will also be online May 11 – 21, 2023. 

Since the first festival in 2017, CASCADIA has showcased more than 185 women directors from over 45 countries.

The festival will show a variety of films including features, documentaries, narratives, animated short films, experimental art, and student films. “We’re excited about the selection, caliber, and variety of this year’s films,” says CASCADIA Executive Director Cheryl Crooks. “Several directors plan to be here and look forward to talking with festival attendees about their films and the issues they face as women directors in the film industry.”

Festival tickets and passes will be available for purchase on CASCADIA’S website. Festival passes will be on sale March 29 and will include a Festival Passport with access to all films, parties, panels, and Script Studio. 

Every year, CASCADIA honors a different prolific woman director in the field with a special event. Tickets to see this year’s honored guest reception, interview, and the film will be sold separately through Mount Baker TheatreThis year’s honored guest will be publicly announced on March 24th.