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September 19, 2023

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Doctober Presale Tickets - On Sale Friday September 22

Tickets are available to the general public starting Friday, September 22nd online or at the box office.

This year, Doctober celebrates its 16th year of spotlighting ground-breaking nonfiction cinema with over 30 new documentaries starting October 5th!

Doctober is the largest documentary film festival in the Pacific Northwest, happening each year in the heart of downtown Bellingham, WA amidst the panoramic wonders of Mt. Baker and the North Cascades. We squeeze over 30 different documentaries into one month with special guests, filmmaker Q&As, community panels, and parties.

Click here to view the schedule and everything happening at this year’s festival.

Event Details:

Festival Name: Doctober
Dates: October 5th to 26th, 2023
Location: Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. Bellingham, WA

Founded in 1998, the Pickford Film Center serves the Whatcom community by screening independent films 365 days a year, producing and presenting the annual Doctober film festival, the Bellingham Children’s Film Festival, numerous film series and special events.  The Pickford offers free documentary film showings to all Whatcom middle schools through Doc-ED and partners with students and schools for many other events during the year.

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