Breck film festival deadline extended
The 33rd annual Breckenridge Festival of Film, the longest running film festival in Colorado, has extended its submission deadline to Saturday. Submission guidelines for traditional independent films in the comedy, short comedy, drama, short drama, documentary and spiritual categories are available at www.withoutabox.com using a filmmaker account. Submission fees apply.
The festival is introducing the Adventure Film track, which is slated for an outdoor venue. Inspired by the festival’s creative — and active — Colorado audience, the Adventure Film track is meant to encourage creativity to flow as interested filmmakers compete for the People’s Choice award in adventure shorts and participate in associated panel discussions.
The adventure category has smaller fees and a later deadline. To be considered, films submitted to this category should be 2 to 10 minutes long, should be posted privately to YouTube and the link should be shared with firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Adventure Track Submission.” The deadline for these films is July 15, and fees are as follows: $15 through June 15; $25 June 16-July 15. We will notify filmmakers by July 25 and will request a high-resolution digital format within two weeks of notification.
Visit www.breckfilmfest.com to buy tickets and passes and learn more about information on activities and lodging options, as well as volunteer opportunities.
Performance makes opening of exhibit
To celebrate the opening of “Nick Cave: Sojourn,” the Denver Art Museum will present a community performance at Untitled #58 (Getup) on June 28. Cave’s “Soundsuits” are like sculptures for the human body, meticulously constructed of found objects such as buttons, twigs, stuffed animals and wigs. Cave, who trained professionally with Alvin Ailey, activates the “Soundsuits” through the movements of dance.
In February, the museum held open auditions and 120 hopefuls tried out to take part in this performance. Now their hard work, and a week of rehearsals, will pay off. Cave is also working with local dance companies 3rd Law, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound. For the music element, the improv band Double Ply Translucent Caterpillar will provide free-form beats, and DJ Man Mantis will inspire movement from the dancers and crowd. The June 28 performance will begin at 7 p.m. in Ponti Hall. The performance will also be live streamed in various locations throughout the museum.
Ticket packages for the performance will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. for museum members and Tuesday at noon for nonmembers. Ticket packages include admission to Untitled #58 (Getup), admission to “Nick Cave: Sojourn” and a seat at the performance. Packages are free for museum members and $15 for nonmembers. Everyone must reserve a spot. Visit www.denverartmuseum.org for complete details.
Backstage welcomes volunteers
The exciting and highly entertaining summer season is upon us. We encourage enthusiastic folk who would like to support and be a part of Breckenridge’s own Backstage Theatre to join us. For more information, contact email@example.com. Opportunities abound. You don’t want to miss the fun.
National Running Day Fun Run
Come celebrate National Running Day and start your summer on the right foot! This is a great opportunity to jump start the Summit Trail Running Series or just to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Light refreshments will be provided for all participants. There will be no timing or prizes for this event. Adult 5K is dependent upon trail conditions. The event starts at 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, at the Breckenridge Rec Center. Free. Ages 5 and up.
Coed kickball league
Come out with your friends on Sunday afternoons this summer and get down on some good ol’ kickball action! Teams need a minimum of nine players (at least three of them women). Games are officiated and start on the hour from 4-7 p.m. at various locations in Breckenridge. A mandatory captains’ and free-agent meeting is on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. The last day to register a team for the league is Sunday, June 16, by 6 p.m. Postseason play is one the last two Sundays of the season (August 18 or August 25). Sundays, June 23 to Aug. 25 at Kingdom Park Fields & Carter Park. $275 per team. Ages 18 and up.
Lake Dillon Theatre needs volunteers
Thank you for being a vital part of the success of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The LDTC relies on volunteers’ enthusiasm, skills, and many talents to fulfill a variety of key roles. As Summit County’s only professional theater, we believe that the performing arts are an important part of any community and serve as a tool for awareness, education, and more. We want you to be a member of the LDTC family. This summer we have many great opportunities to volunteer with the LDTC: 1. Sunset at the Summit free concert series (now in its 20th season). 2. Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 13 & 14). 3. NRO Fourth of July concert. 4. Battle of the Geeks annual softball game. To join us in providing professional and diverse entertainment and enrichment programs to our community, just go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot, http://vols.pt/hNbMQX. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account). Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Resort Chamber May mixer
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the May mixer at Fatty’s, located at 106 South Ridge St., Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. The May mixer is sponsored by Fatty’s. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Admission is $5 for BRC members and $10 for non-members. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the BRC at (970) 453.2913.
National Trails Day project
How often do you use trails in Summit County? Once a month? Twice a week? Three times a day? (Don’t we all wish?) If everyone in Summit County volunteered one day on a trail-maintenance project, Summit County would have the most bomber and amazing trails in Colorado! People from all over the nation will be out busting a move on a trail, begging for attention on National Trails Day. Join us on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Frisco peninsula. We will start the day with a light breakfast and end the day with a lunch from Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse and Brewery. This is a collaborative project involving the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, the Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness, the Summit Fat Tire Society, Maverick Sports Promotions and the U.S. Forest Service. For more information or to register for this project please visit www.fdrd.org or call (970) 262-3449.