Partnership brings best of the Breckenridge Film Festival to Salida
The Salida Council for the Arts has just unveiled a tremendous, artistic, local Film Festival. The Council has been working for months with the Film Festival team in Breckenridge and the result is a one-day festival of over 45 films viewed at the 2017 Breck Film Fest.
“Breck Film Fest – Film On the Road in Salida!” is being held at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center on Saturday, December 2. A kick-off event the night before, “Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers,” will feature films, trailers and a panel of celebrated local filmmakers in a party atmosphere.
Led by chairman Martin Jolley, the Council’s Film Fest Committee, Laura Barton, Rob Dubin, Rick Hum, Scott McCumber, Jane Jolley and Sue Ann Hum, viewed countless hours of film to select the very best offerings for the Salida audience. “We are excited about being able to present current films by international and local filmmakers,” according to Jolley. “Some of the films the committee selected will make you cry, some will make you laugh, and some will make you break out in song and verse. I feel certain it will be a fun and entertaining festival.”
Ranging in length from 1 1/2 to 101 minutes, films to be enjoyed include comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations and foreign films; several of which won awards at the September 2017 Breckenridge Film Festival. Throughout the Film On the Road in Salida! Festival on Saturday, December 2, eleven blocks of films will be offered in the Steamplant Theatre and Ballroom. Beginning at 9:00 am, the festival will conclude at about 10:00 p.m.
In keeping with their Mission Statement to encourage arts education in our community, the Salida Council for the Arts is giving students free admission to the Saturday Film Festival. Families will want to come to the morning block of fun films for children; and teens will enjoy films in two different blocks. During one group of films Saturday, teens may find inspiration seeing the work of their peers. The films shown earned film students of Thompson School District the distinction of International High School Film Finalists, and is sponsored by The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media.
Tickets are available at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center and the Salida Chamber of Commerce. Movie-goers may select from these ticket offerings: the $50 All-Festival pass includes the Friday night the “Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers” event plus an All-day Pass for Saturday’s film blocks. Priced separately, entrance to the Dec 1st “Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers” is $25; an all day Film Festival pass for Saturday is $30. It is $10 for a single block of Saturday films (Students are FREE). As we get closer to the film festival two websites will have details about the movies to be shown. Watch for those details on SalidaCouncilForTheArts.org and SalidaSteamPlant.com.
Volunteers for the weekend are still welcome to help with the event. Contact any committee member or email the Council at SalidaCouncilForTheArts@gmail.com. This event is a fundraiser supporting the ongoing programs of the Salida Council for the Arts and co-sponsored by the Salida Steamplant Event Center.
The SCFTA Mission Statement: “Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.” For more information, visit the Council’s website SalidaCouncilForTheArts.org.