breckenridge film festival

Breckenridge Film Festival | | September 21-24, 2017

One of the oldest film festivals in the country, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking for over 35 years. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

Ticket Packages


DAY PASSES - $40

All Day Passes include unlimited access to screenings for the day purchased. This non-transferable pass is your passport to films, forums and special exhibits on your selected day. Premier programming and parties are an additional fee.

Available days:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

PEAK 9 VIP PASS - $140

The Peak 9 Pass allows access to all film screenings. This transferable pass includes all screenings, including opening and closing nights. Upgrade to the Peak 10 pass to receive access to all parties and the VIP Lounge!

PEAK 10 PARTY PASS - $200

The Peak 10 Pass is your perfect Film Festival companion as it allows you to access all film screenings as well as exclusive access to all parties and the VIP Lounge! This transferable pass is truly all-access, and includes ALL screenings, including opening and closing nights, all parties and events.


All pre-purchased passes, individual tickets and add-ons must be redeemed at the RIVERWALK CENTER BOX OFFICE prior to attending films at all locations.

Box Office Location : Riverwalk Center, 150 W Adams Dr Breckenridge
Hours : Thurs - Sat 12p-8p | Sun 9a-6:30p

*Day of Tickets also available at the door of the theater (individual ticket prices listed below) and are released 10 mins prior to screening. PASSHOLDERS SHOULD ARRIVE 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO SHOWTIME to take advantage of available priority seating. At 10 minutes prior to showtime, if available, General Admission tickets will go on sale, at which point Day Pass holders are also admitted. Once General Admission tickets have gone on sale, passholders will no longer have priority admittance and will be admitted as space allows. All theater seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

VIP Lounge :
(available for Peak 10 Pass Holders)
Old Masonic Hall, 110 Washington Street
Hours : Thursday 1-6 pm | Friday 9am-6pm | Saturday 9am-4pm | Sunday 1pm-5pm

2017 Event Schedule

september 21 2017

Filmmaker Welcome Party | 4:30-6:30p

Filmmakers gather to mix and mingle with each other, while festival Peak 10 passholders have the chance to rub elbows with Hollywood, New York and global filmmakers before launching into Opening Night festivities.

The Canteen Taphouse & Tavern, 208 N Main Street
Invitation Only & Peak 10 Pass Holders


Bombshell : The Hedy Lamarr Story

7p

Riverwalk Center

$20


Opening Night Party | 9p

It’s Opening Night! A celebration of an exciting launch for the festival and excellent films still to come during the weekend, with varied foodie delights.

Sauce on the Maggie, 655 S Park Ave
$10 at the door (Free for Peak 10 Pass Holders)

september 22 2017

Democracy Thru The Looking Glass

10a - 11:45p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


The Tenth Step

11:30a - 1p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Transition into Creativity

12p - 1:40p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Earth Matters

12:30p - 1:45p

Colorado Mtn College

$12


Toxic Puzzle

2p - 3:25p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


End of the Line

2:30p - 3:50p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Musical Transcendance

3p - 5p

Colorado Mtn College

$12


The Journey

3p - 4:50p

Breck Christian Ministries

$12


Thoroughbred

4:30p - 6:15p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Animation Shorts

5p - 6:30p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


North of Known | Exp Alaska

7p - 8:40p

Riverwalk Center

$20


Scent of Rain & Lightning

7p - 8:45p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Perfect Match

7:30p - 9p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Afterhours Party | 9p

Join festival goers for “afterhours” at Broken Compass Brewery, where craft film meets craft beer during the Festival. Catch the Summit Express and Broken Compass Shuttles at Washington and Main or ask your lodging company for a lift.

Broken Compass Brewery, 68 Continental Court
FREE


Rom Com Shorts

10p - 11:15p

Breckenridge Theater

$12

september 23 2017

Yoga + Film

9a - 10:30a

Hopefull/Discovery Room

Free


Power of Place

9a - 10:15a

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Intl HS Film Finalists

9:30a - 11:30a

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Cycle to Cinema

10:30a - 11:50a

Colorado Mtn College

$12


Stuck

11:30a - 1p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Down But Not Out

12p - 1:25p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Crossing Borders

2P - 3:20p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


The Open

2:30p - 4:15p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


The Journey Continues

3p - 4:05p

Breck Christian Ministries

$12


Saturday Public Lounge | 4p-Close

Show your film festival pass or tickets to receive Happy Hour pricing all evening.

Modis, 113 S Main St
FREE


Competitions of a Different Kind

4p - 5:45p

Colorado Mtn College

$12


Fearless Females

4:30p - 6:40p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Offbeat Comedy

5p - 6:40p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Red Carpet Reel

6:30p - 9:30p

Riverwalk Center

$20


Thrillers

7p - 9:15p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


A Little Inappropriate

9:00p - 10:30p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Suspenseful Shorts

9:30p - 10:40p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12

september 24 2017

Filmmaker's Brunch | 9-11a

Filmmakers reeling from the weekend’s activities gather to compare notes over breakfast and some hair of the dog before the selection committee’s Best of Fest reels play at the Speakeasy Theater, the Breckenridge Theater and Colorado Mtn College and the final day of festival programming.

Napper Tandy's Irish Pub, 110 Lincoln Ave
Invitation Only & Peak 10 Pass Holders


Quality Problems

10a - 11:45a

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Best of Fest: The Escort

10:30a - 12:15p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


The Storyteller

12:30p - 2p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Best of Fest: Killed in Action

1p - 2:05p

Speakeasy Theatre

$12


Best the Fest: Wishing Box

1p - 2:35p

Colorado Mtn College

$12


Disney | Then & Now (then)

2p - 4p

Riverwalk Center

$5-$10


Water Program

3p - 5p

Breckenridge Theater

$12


Best of Fest: Facade

3:30p - 4:40p

Riverwalk Center

$12


Best of Fest: It's Just A Gun

3:30p - 5:05p

Colorado Mtn College

$12


Disney | Then & Now (now)

5:30p - 8p

Riverwalk Center

$7-$15


Wrap Party | 8:30p

Join as filmmakers and guests alike bid farewell to each other and the 2017 Breck Film Fest.

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon, 109 Lincoln Ave
$10 at the door (Free for Peak 10 Pass Holders)

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THE POWER OF FILM AS POLITICAL ADVOCACY

Fri, Sept 22

4-5:00p

Hopefull/Discovery Room

Film has the capacity to be an effective tool in advocating ideas, policies and support for various causes. Learn how various filmmakers use this power in their films and what defines success and failure in portraying their ideas on screen.

HOW AND WHY I BECAME A FILMMAKER

Fri, Sept 22

5:30-6:30p

Hopefull/Discovery Room

Every filmmaker has a story on how and why they decided to make a film. The inspiration to create comes in various forms; learn what drives these everyday people to devote their time and energy to follow their passion - sometimes at their own expense.

THE MERGING OF ENTERTAINMENT & DESIGN:
HOW ADVANCING MOVIE TECHNOLOGIES ARE INFLUENCING OTHER INDUSTRIES

Sat, Sept 23

4-6:00p

Hopefull/Discovery Room

Movies and gaming are pushing “reality technologies” forward quicker than anyone else. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are hot topics in entertainment, but other industries are also benefitting from these advances. Experts share their knowledge and experiences about how the construction and design industries have been working for the past 100 years and what the next 100 will look like, all thanks to the advances being pushed forward by the entertainment industry. One-hour presentation followed by one-hour virtual reality interactive experiences.

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Sun, Sept 24

10:30a

Hopefull/Discovery Room

The basis for any good film has always been the story. Filmmakers discuss how they developed their script into a film and what tools they used to effectively tell the story they are passionate about. This is an excellent opportunity to get inspired and get your story told.

TECH IN FILMMAKING EXHIBIT

Fri, Sat, Sun

10a-3:00p

Old Masonic Hall

Visit upstairs at Old Masonic Hall to interact with filmmaking technology and the CU Denver College of Arts & Media students who will be conducting demonstrations.

To View the 2017 Breckenridge Film Festival Brochure complete with event map, film descriptions and so much more click here!


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