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Mission Statement:

The LA Harbor International Film Festival (LAHIFF), founded in 2003, is held
annually with occasional special programs throughout the year often partnering with
other community oriented non-profit organizations.

A non-juried, non-competitive film festival LAHIFF aims to entertain, enlighten
and educate the cinematic audience by showcasing film and video that reflects the harbor
and all that it embraces – shipping and commerce, fishing, sailing, water sports, sea life
and the area’s rich ethnic and cultural influences; and to promote the documentary genre
via DocSunday, literacy and a more thoughtful way to view a film through the education
outreach program “Read the Book, See the Movie” – the mission is to create a cinematic
bridge between the people of the region and the people of the world.”


(LAHIFF is a 501c (3) non-profit organization; Tax ID# 20 1578 165).

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