KODIAK — The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge invites Kodiakans to explore the great indoors tonight through Saturday as it hosts the Far North Film Festival, a traveling exhibition of documentaries.

The festival is visiting Kodiak for a third year, but refuge center manager Ava Kahn said this might be the finale for the traveling show.

“There very likely will not be a Far North Film Festival next year, largely due to budgetary cuts,” she said.

Before the ax comes down, the refuge center will host a collection of 20 long and short films, starting at 7 p.m. with two short features and “Fresh,” a documentary about bringing sustainable, fresh food to more people.

Shows continue at 7 p.m. Thursday, at noon on Friday, and then Saturday morning, when kids’ flicks will take the screen.

The festival premiered in November in Fairbanks and traveled as far afield as Kotzebue, Barrow and Tok. Admission is free, and Kahn said there will be refreshments.

“There’s an opportunity for the Kodiak community to see really great documentaries that are free and going around the whole state of Alaska,” Kahn said. “It’s an opportunity to help them think; open their eyes to possibilities.”

Contact Mirror editor James Brooks at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.

For a full schedule of films, visit http://www.kodiakwildliferefuge.org/

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