Breckenridge Festival of Film thanks all those who helped |

Breckenridge Festival of Film thanks all those who helped

Daily Staff Writer

Sept. 9-12 was a beautiful weekend full of films, festivities and fun in Breckenridge. Our 24th annual festival was alive with celebrities, independent filmmakers and many film enthusiasts.If you missed it, you missed a fantastic event. We premiered 11 feature films including “Mr. 3000,” “Shark Tale,” “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” and “The Motorcycle Diaries.”Fifty-two of the best independent films including drama, short drama, comedy, short comedy GLBT and documentary films were shown throughout the weekend. The attendance by independent film producers, directors and actors was at an all-time high for this year’s festival.We wish to thank the town of Breckenridge for another successful festival. Actor Michael York wrote, “Pat and I would like to thank you and everyone at the festival for giving us such an enjoyable time in Breckenridge. It was a red carpet experience – wonderfully organized.” Kevin Ackerman, director of “Lonely Place,” our winner of Best of Fest Short Drama and Audience Award wrote, “I really feel you are onto something special up there with the whole mix of film screenings, country landscapes, good talks and good food.”As the festival is sure to flourish, grow and expand in tangential ways, please be sure that you protect the intimacy and down-home feel that permeates all the events there.” Henry Gertzman of Colorado Springs wrote to us to say, “Phyllis and I had such a wonderful time at the Film Festival last weekend! All of the people we met and spoke to were wonderful, and, of course, the films were outstanding. We had a terrific time!”We received many cards and e-mails just like these and want to pass along their thanks and regards to the festival volunteers and to our community.This year’s event was a springboard to next year’s 25th anniversary for the Breckenridge Festival of Film. Mark your 2005 calendar for Sept. 8-11 and plan to attend.We would further like to thank our presenting sponsor, Steve Taylor and Peak Automotive, for the generous cash donation and the use of eight new Infinities and Nissans during the festival. Also, we want to thank the town of Breckenridge and The Summit Foundation for this year’s grants.To the 2004 sponsors of the 24th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film, thank you.We are looking forward to next year’s festival. If you would like to be a volunteer or wish to donate to the festival, please call (970) 453-6200 or e-mail Please look at our Web site as well:

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