The Breckenridge Film Festival begins Thursday 9/18 and runs through Sunday 9/21. Since its opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honouring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.
One of the oldest film festivals in the country, the Breckenridge Film Festival is private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding for the Festival comes from local public and private grants, sponsorships, fundraising events, individual contributions, in-kind assistance, and revenue from tickets and merchandise. More than 150 individual volunteers, local theatres and other venues are involved in this annual event. Educational outreach programs, children’s films, celebrity guests, independent filmmaker forums and other events celebrating the art of film, contribute to the Festival’s diverse program.
This year the film festival will open with “It’s not you, it’s me” directed by Nathan Ives. It will feature a wide variety of films such as “Bffs,” “Dragon Day,” “Roralma,” “The Frontier,” “Ten Cent Pistol,” “Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives- The
Environmental Footprint of War” culminating with the Rocky Mountain Premier of “Higher” featuring Jeremy Jones. Films will be shown throughout town at locations including Town Hall, The Backstage Theater, Village Ten Mile Room, Colorado Mountain College, Fuqua and the Riverwalk Center. For a complete line up and tickets, visit www.breckfilmfest.com