Aspen Indigenous Foundation presents the 5th annual Shining Mountains Film Festival, with feature length and short films/documentaries as well as live Q&A, dance performance and Native artists booths, Saturday Dec.1 and Sunday Dec.2 at the Wheeler Opera House. Tickets@aspenshowtix.com
Join us at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in the 2nd floor theater for a free documentary film screening as part of Pride Month in Colorado Springs! We will have a short film from the Youth Documentary Academy followed by the feature documentary. In addition, we will have an introduction and Q&A via Zoom with filmmaker Ash Kreis for THE FANDOM.
Popcorn and refreshments are available for a donation to the film society.THE FANDOM (1h 29m)
The Fandom dives headfirst into the imaginative world of “furries,” the often-misunderstood internet subculture of fans of the anthropomorphic arts. Using a bountiful collection of archival tapes and images, this documentary traces the evolution of the furry fandom from its roots in the 1970s to the expansive, international community it has become today. Join a host of charming characters (including the grandparents of the fandom itself) on this heart-warming journey through the decades; witness the many triumphs and challenges that shaped “furry” into the most unique fandom of all time. Filmmaker: Ash Kreis.REFRAMING (10min)
An intimate conversation about being a trans woman, as the filmmaker and her subject paint each other’s portraits and in doing so, invite audiences to see through their eyes. Filmmaker: Delaney Mauve.ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS:ASH KREIS
The Fandom is Ash Kreis’ debut as a first-time independent filmmaker. Ash Kreis is a trans filmmaker from Colorado Springs, Colorado. After coming out as trans, Ash lost all her job opportunities in the local film industry. The Fandom is her debut as a first-time independent filmmaker and looks forward to making more films independently.
Ash got her start working on indie features including The Creep Behind the Camera and The Frame. She also worked in the advertising industry while teaching cinematography at UCCS. The last feature film she worked on was Being Evel directed by Daniel Junge and Produced by Johnny Knoxville. Since transitioning she has been approaching film with a fresh eye focusing on the lives and experiences of members of the LGBT Community.DELANEY MAUVE
Delaney Mauve is an artist and painter. She hails from Colorado Springs and the East Coast. Mauve joined the Youth Documentary Academy with interest in shedding light on trans lives and her film will be featured on the PBS series OUR TIME in 2023.
Lights! Camera! Improv! Blockbuster brings the movie-going experience to the improv stage with our improvised feature film BLOCKBUSTER! We get suggestions from the audience then proceed to make up a movie out of thin air! Perfect for date nights, entertainment for out-of-town guests or just something new to do on a Saturday night! Great drink deals at the bar and your ticket gets you in for the entire evening!
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022 Comes to the Upper Arkansas ValleyThe Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) is excited to host the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Ivy Ballroom at the Surf Hotel in Buena Vista and online with a simultaneous virtual screening. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is an internationally renowned tour of the latest, cutting-edge environmental and adventure films from around the world. Sponsored by Monarch Community Outreach, the event benefits GARNA’s environmental education, on-the-ground stewardship, and sustainability programming throughout the year in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.The Wild & Scenic Film Festival leaves audiences feeling inspired for adventure and motivated to go out and make a difference in their communities and the world. In line with GARNA’s mission to inspire a conservation ethic with heightened focused on our watershed, this year’s film festival line-up partners with the Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited, for the theme “Our Waters.” Featured films follow salmon migration, tell stories of reversing biodiversity loss through rehabilitation, and saving a thought-to-be extinct fish in Southern Colorado from wildfire in The Fish & the Flame.Doors open at the Ivy Ballroom at 6pm and films begin at 7pm. Ticket prices are $10 for GARNA members and $20 for non-members (so join today!). Ages 12 and under are $5.The virtual show also begins at 7pm on Dec 1, and videos on demand will be available on demand through Sunday, December 4. Household ticket prices for the virtual show are $20 for members and $30 for members.Tickets are available at: GARNA.org. For questions, contact Cat Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-539-5106.
The 2022 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour is a 91-minute theatrical program of 6 short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers, featuring titles from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival shorts program and from alumni of Sundance Institute’s Indigenous Program. Started last year as a virtual presentation in conjunction with our friends at museums, Native cultural centers, and arthouse cinemas, the tour will return in 2022 as an in-person exhibition. Featuring narrative and documentary shorts, the curated selection is a celebration of Native perseverance and an exciting look at a variety of inventive storytelling from Indigenous artists with Sundance ties. The Festival’s Short Film Program has a long history of supporting and launching talented Indigenous directors including Taika Waititi, Blackhorse Lowe, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Caroline Monnet, and Shaandiin Tome.
Our Tour brings the best adventure films and guest speakers to venues across North America.Be guided through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful, thought provoking stories – told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists and creatives from the most spectacular places on earth!
Join us in our dark upstairs theater inside the Cottonwood Center for the Arts for our annual curated festival of classic horror films, gory cult classics, ridiculous B-movies where yelling at the screen is encouraged, along with Colorado-made award winning horror shorts. 4k projection with a wide screen. Beer and liquor will be available.Weekend passes (limited quantity) and individual tickets available now!
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Spoketober concludes with the Homegrown Adventures Film Fest at the Durango Welcome Center where the best video submissions from the Spoketober Video Contest will be premiered on the big screen. The best videos in each category will receive prizes and be featured on @VisitDurango and @SpoketoberDurango. Everyone in attendance will receive free cycling-themed posters, stickers, and more.
The 6th Annual Colorado Short Circuit Film Festival will be held at the Ivywild School Auditorium starting 2:00 PM Friday, October 7th through 9:00 PM Saturday, October 8th.Over 60 independent Colorado-based films will be presented live and in-person. You can choose from individual film block tickets at $8 each, a VIP pass for $75, or a Saturday-only pass for $45. The VIP Pass includes full weekend access to all films along with a Friday night filmmaker meet and greet with appetizers included.Categories include Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Women in Film, Young Filmmakers, Experimental, Music Video, and Animation.After each film block, the filmmakers will get on stage for questions from the host and from the audience.The festival is brought to you by The Independent Film Society of Colorado, Peak Film Forum, and Indie Spirit Film Festival.For Ticket Information and a Full Schedule of all the films go to: csc.eventive.org
Join us for a special October screening of the cult classic HOCUS POCUS inside the Ivywild School Gym on the large screen, with fresh popcorn available. Brought to you by IFSOC and Ivywild School, FREE admission, donations appreciated!HOCUS POCUS (1993, PG, 1h 36m)
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.