Film lovers and fans of the breathtaking Colorado mountainside will enjoy the best of both worlds this weekend as the 6th annual Estes Park Film Festival (EPFF) kicks off. Running from Friday September 16thto Sunday, September 18th, the EPFF manifests the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow cinephiles in the relaxed environment of the beautiful town of Estes Park.
From Opening Night Film Happy, Happy to Closing Night Film The River Why, the fest includes a unique and varied array of independent films (including student produced), premieres, receptions, and filmmaker Q&As. Cliff Armitage and Dave Cosby will serve as this year’s masters of ceremonies.
The 2011 festival announced they will be honoring Emmy-nominated veteran actor Barry Corbin with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to cinema and television. A journey back through his career will be showcased during the awards ceremony. This will not be Barry’s first introduction to the EPFF, as he starred in Trail End, which won the Best Short Film and Short Film Audience Awards at the fest in 2007. Corbin is probably best known for his role on TV’s Northern Exposure, but has over 100 big and small screen credits to his name, including Lonesome Dove, Urban Cowboy, War Games, and more recently No Country for Old Men. His award will be presented Saturday September 17th at 7:15pm.
With over 36 films being screened, 8 of which were produced in Colorado, the EPFF hosts a number of fantastic independent films and filmmakers.
This is a great opportunity for cinephiles in Colorado to celebrate and support independent filmmaking. The closing night party will be Sunday September 18th beginning with a silent auction and reception from 7:30-8:30, followed by the awards ceremony at 8:45pm. Congratulations are in order to all the films chosen to be featured at this year’s fest. If you attend this festival, please share your experiences on my Facebook page.
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL INFORMATION BELOW:
Schedule/Films: Click here for the complete schedule of events and descriptions for all participating films.
Lodging: For reservations and information call: Tyrol Mountain Inn, Rocky Mountain Park Inn, and Elkhorn Lodge.
Tickets: Packages and individual tickets are available for purchase. For ticket information, click here.
About the EPFF:
The EPFF is a non-profit 501c3 whose mission is to educate, inspire, and advance a greater appreciation of independent film and the preservation of historic cinematic landmarks. The fest takes place in the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
For information on how to enter your film, volunteer, or learn more about the festival, click here for the official website for the EPFF. To follow on Facebook, click here.
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