We’ve made a minor adjustment in the schedule and the WORLD PREMIERE of Lilith will now start 15 minutes earlier, beginning at 3:45 (Saturday, Jan 14 @ The Oriental). We’ve made this minor change to give actress Julia Voth a bit more time for Q&A. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets early to guarantee yourself a seat! Get tix by clicking HERE.
We’re really excited to announce that our schedule has been posted!
To access it, simply click the Schedule/Tix tab.
You can print or email yourself the schedule, or use the Festival Genius.
What is the Festival Genius? It’s like a GPS for the festival. It helps you navigate through the films and pick which ones you want to see. You can add movies to your calendar and keep it as a handy reference guide. About the only thing it won’t do for you is give you directions in an English accent.
Keep checking back for updated info on all our selections.
We are very excited about this and hope you are too!!!
This past Sunday, Denver was host to filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt and the local premiere of his new short, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, which completes his Bill trilogy.
You may have seen the first two installments, Everything Will Be OK and I Am So Proud Of You.
They follow a man named Bill, whose health rapidly deteriorates and life around him begins to make less and less sense. I won’t spoil how the trilogy ends, but I think it turns Bill into one of the most iconic animated characters ever created.
The mix of humor and philosophy is great. The animation looks deceptively simple. While there aren’t a lot of moving parts, Hertzfeldt said that makes each movement even more critical. Placement of the eye just one millimeter over and an expression changes completely. As audiences we’re not conscious of those decisions, but it’s revealing to hear about them. It makes you appreciate the delicacy and elegance behind these animations, which have influenced filmmakers ever since Rejected (2000)
Is Don Hertzfeldt the Walt Disney of our generation with such evocative, 2-D drawings? I think his Bill trilogy makes a compelling case for it.
He is currently touring around the country with the trilogy. Don’t miss it if you have a chance!
What goes well with movies? Sausages!
During Festivus we encourage you to come hungry! The Über Sausage truck will be around to satisfy your hunger for delicious keilbasas, chicago style hotdogs, brats and more.
We’ll make sure to have cold beer, too.
Sausages. Beer. Movies.
The notifications went out and we have our 2012 selections! Below is a title list. We’ll have a complete interactive schedule including trailers, synopses, and more going live on Dec. 6.
Take A Seat Egypt
The Particles – Taken Away
I Can’t Find You
CIgarettes & Death
Searching for Sonny
Dream Come True
I Wasn’t Surprised
The Science of Death
Blockhouse Blues and the Elmore Beast
Good News, Oklahoma!
PUSH – The short film
Night Wore On
TimeZero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
Children of the Air
100 Monkeys – Modern Times
The Back Tenant
The Forgotten Fruit
The Great Hamburger Challenge
A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
The Summer Home
Ghost Of Old Highways
Hollywood and Hammer
Kama Sutra King
Dias De Los Muertos
The Barking Horse
Just a reminder to all you filmmakers out there, our notification date is November 28. You can expect an email from us before end of day. Thanks for your submissions! We’ve been having a blast watching your work, and are extremely excited to announce our selections. Stay tuned!
No doubt DSLR has really made an impact on the indie filmmaking community. Add in a hand-made 3-axis motion control rig, and you’re really onto something. That’s what Mr. Louvigny did in this absolutely incredible series of timelapses. Oh and then he made the music too. What did YOU do today?!