Breckenridge Film Festival
Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Breckenridge Film Festival - Janice Miller
Breckenridge Film Festival

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge. Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12-1pm MT meeting.

Festival Dates = September 20-23, 2018

The Breck Film Fest delivers compelling film experiences year-round and through an annual Film Festival that enrich the lives of Summit County citizens, visitors and filmmakers. Taking place in the authentic mountain environment of historic Breckenridge, located at 9,600 feet above sea level, the festival celebrates vibrant fall color intertwined with vibrant personalities and storytelling in an easy-to-access location just 80 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70. The festival screens up to 100 films in four days, welcomes more than 30 filmmakers from around the world to engage with audiences, has recently been ranked as a USA Today Top 20 Film Festival and continually ranks as a Top 100 Film Festival on the FilmFreeway submissions platform.

Highlights of the festival include featured programming at the Riverwalk Center, typically involving top-notch industry guests from outfits such as Pixar, Disney, ReFramed Pictures (Susan Sarandon-operated production company), Laika Entertainment, and more. The festival strives to connect industry professionals with audiences and local filmmakers to advance the art of storytelling and all that goes along with it: composing, music and sound; cinematography; the business of filmmaking/production; directing; and so much more.

Janice Miller has been the Breckenridge Film Festival’s Executive Director for five years. She graduated from University of Virginia with a BA in Media Studies and worked in newspapers as a reporter and editor before becoming the festival’s executive director. Her passion lies in the power of storytelling through a variety of media, and believes in film the most influential medium in today’s society. It brings together a variety of art forms – drawing, music, verbal storytelling, narration, and theater to name a few – in a captivating way. She loves meeting the people involved in the making of film. Each one, and each of their stories, provides a unique perspective into the world we live in.

Last year's film festival welcomed more than 30 filmmakers who represented roughly half of the films we screened during the weekend.

2017 Breckenridge Film Festival (37th Annual) Trailer

Look Back by David Dibble, of Durango, CO