Each year, for the entire month of October, Pickford Film Center hosts a celebration of the art of the documentary featuring some of the most diverse and varied programming offered all year. From films focusing on environmental and human rights issues throughout the world to ballet, bands, or culinary conquests – Doctober has it all. The weird, the wonderful and everything in between.

Doctober gives us an opportunity to work with other organizations in Bellingham to bring important issues to the community, frequently with filmmaker visits, special guests, pre-screening receptions and guided discussions.

Doctober Challenge

If, like us, your ‘must see’ list grows long – take the Doctober challenge and receive fabulous prizes from local businesses! Pick up one of our Doctober punch cards at the PFC or Limelight Cinema box office and collect 8 punches (one per doc!) and receive goodies from our sponsors. Interested in being a Doctober sponsor this year? Email us! Fill out two cards and get a signed certificate certifying you as one of the ‘Smartest Humans in the Universe’ – a rare trophy worth framing, indeed.

Doctober Sponsors


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