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The 15th Annual Vail Film Festival is back on April 5

March 19, 2018
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The annual Vail Film Festival is the town's very own mountain red carpet event. The 15th anniversary of the festival will take place Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8. It is an event that offers guests and residents of the Vail Valley the incredible opportunity to mingle with celebrities, network with film professionals and enjoy the art of film. The 15th Annual Vail Film Festival will celebrate women in film, featuring the Women in Film Panel Discussion and shining the light to the work women have accomplished in the film industry. Event passes are sold here:  and give festival goers priority screening and access to the panel discussion, the hospitality lounge and the special event parties. Make sure you do not miss this event and check the schedule below:
Thursday, April 5
  • Opening Night 7:30p.m.
  • The 15th Annual Film Festival opens with Sun Dogs. A narrative feature film telling the story of Ned Chipley, who departs on a quest to find his purpose in life only to discover that extraordinary heroes sometimes hide in the ordinary corners of every day life.
  • Opening Night Party at La Tour 10p.m. 
  • Celebrate the kick off of the 15th Vail Film Festival with drinks and appetizers at one of Vail's favorite restaurants, La Tour, in the heart of Vail. The party is open to Patron, Prima, and Filmmaker Passholders.
Friday, April 6
  • Film Screenings 1p.m.
  • Movies showning in CineBistro: 12:30a.m. Tribal Justice (documentary), 3:30p.m. Love Wins (documentary), 6:15p.m. My Tourette's (documentary), 8:45p.m. Aliaska is a Dreag(Narrative Feature). GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema shows: 1:30 Strike a Rock(documentary), 3:30p.m Heaven's Floor(narrative feature), 6p.m. Sun Dogs(narrative feature), 8:30 Marry Goes Round(narrative feature). Movies showing at Theater 2 aat Blue Starlite Cinema: 1:45 Studen Fil Showcase, 4:15p.m. Shoer Films Group 1, 6:45p.m. Short Films Group 2, 9p.m. Documentary Short Films.
  • Women in Film Panel Discussion 2p.m.
  • Filmmaker Reception  at 10th Mountain Whiskey in Vail Village.
Saturday, April 7
  • Shoot From The Heart workshop with feature filmmaker, Diane Bell 1p.m.
  • Film Screenings 1p.m.
  • CineBistro shows: 12:45 Surviving Home(documentary), 3:30 Write When You Get Work(narrative feature), 6:30 My Tourette's(documentary), 9p.m. Heaven's Floor(narrative feature). Movies showing at GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema: 2p.m. Bill Coorse:The Will To Live(documentary).Shows at Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema: 1:30p.m. Short Films Group 3,  4p.m. Documentary Short Films, 6p.m. Love Wins(documentary), 8:45 Mary Goes Round(narrative feature).
  • Awards Ceremony 7:45p.m.
  • Closing Night Film: The Long Dumb Road 8:15p.m.
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Sunday, April 8
  • Film Screenings 1p.m. 
  • CineBistro shows: 1p.m. Surviving Home(documentary), 3:45p.m. Of Dust And Bones(narrative feature), 6:30p.m. Bill Coorse: The Will To Live(documentary). Events at GMC Theater at Blue Starlite Cinema:2p.m. Showing Best Student Film & Best Documentary, 4:30 Best Short Film & Best Narrative Feature, 7p.m. Audience Award. Showing at Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema: 1:30p.m. Tribal Justice(documentary), 6:30p.m. Alaska is a Drag( narrative feature).

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