Welcome to CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival.
Our Mission is:


APRIL 20-23, 2017

CASCADIA will present a multi-day film festival consisting of films, social events, workshops, industry panels, educational events and more.

View our Official Selection for 2017 now for trailers, photos, and more.

Schedule & Ticketing COMING LATE MARCH!

Our Official Hotel Sponsor for the festival is Holiday Inn & Suites–Bellingham Airport. Special booking code and link coming soon. Fine dining can be had inside the hotel at the restaurant northwater.  

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Doctober 2015 & 2016

In 2015, our team collaborated with Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival to present 8 women-directed documentary films at Doctober, a documentary film festival at the Pickford Film Center. We sponsored a kick-off party to meet the filmmakers, held a filmmakers’ panel with Western Washington University and hosted Q & A sessions with each filmmaker.

In October 2016, CASCADIA debuted with a multi-event film festival, including a one-day showcase, including two screenings presented as part of the Pickford Film Center’s Doctober film festival. The program included an evening kick-off party, a day of films, a directors’ reception and a day of networking events. VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE!


“At Doctober (2015) I screened my film, “Swallowed Whole” and then had a very lively Q&A and discussion. After hearing all the gorey details about how the film was made and what it was about (breaking my back), the audience requested that we screen it AGAIN. I have never had that happen! It was great.”

Heidi Kumao, Filmmaker and Artist, Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“I want to thank you so much for the wonderful weekend I spent in Bellingham….I particularly enjoyed taking part in the Panel Discussion on ‘Women and the Celluloid Ceiling’ which I believe was extremely informative and stimulating for young people starting off in the film industry. Including Hollywood Director Mel Damski on the panel was so useful and delightful.”

Ariadna Ochrymovych, Director & Producer, Black Sea Media Inc. 


The scenic Pacific Northwest City of Bellingham in Washington State lies halfway between the film meccas of Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. CASCADIA is an ideal festival destination, perfectly situated for filmmakers and film enthusiasts near and far.

photography by Cheryl Crooks


CASCADIA is comprised of a diverse group of people with a love of film, and a commitment to opportunity and diversity in art and all walks of life.  We are organized as a board of directors, two advisory boards, an Executive Director, Programming Director and lots of volunteers.

We share a vision of building an international event showcasing the work of women directors, and what they believe are the extraordinary opportunities for filmmakers to work in Bellingham, Whatcom County and the surrounding area.  


Are you a filmmaker? Interested in becoming a sponsor or having your ad in our festival program? Would you like to volunteer or attend a film? We’d love to hear from you. Please provide your contact information and a message about your interest in CASCADIA.


1050 Larrabee Avenue
Suite 104, Box #810
Bellingham, WA 98225


Toll Free: 877.405.3458



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