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Breckenridge Film Fest: Fuqua Livery Stable becomes education site

As the Breckenridge Arts District undergoes renovation, the Breckenridge Film Festival is initiating a partnership with the center-of-town complex. The Fuqua Livery Stable, pictured here, will be home to the 2014 event’s educational core of festival offerings, with forums focused on specific cinematic intricacies.
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Forums & Education

All forums and educational opportunities take place at the Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. in Breckenridge. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.breckfilmfest.com.

Friday, Sept. 19

2 p.m. — Summit High School Films: The Summit High SchoolL program is a partnership between the Breckenridge Film Festival and Summit High School Tiger Fest. Films are selected during the previous year’s student festival and represent the best of student production. Selected films receive all-access passes to the festival for a chance to meet industry professionals and learn about the field.

• “Burn” (Rachel Fitch, Elle Dice)

• “Chipped 1” (Jesse Brooks)

• “Long Road” (Jesse Brooks, Brennan Scott-Williams)

• “Lakeside Bowl (Lily Weldon, Jamiee Peterson, Maddy Hunt-Snyder)

• “Der Vertrag” (Sky Whitson, Logan Weinman, Gabe Cleveringa, Kevin Clark, Christian McIntyre)

• “Cheating Edition” (Meghan Walsh)

• “In the Summertime” (Jack Farrell, Alexa Lenz, Ben Cottrell, Autumn Ward, Megan Scheper, Ellie Brown-Wolf, Jordan Nelson)

• “Let it Be” (Meghan Walsh)

• “Sunshine” (Josh Braun, Ethan Swadburg, Levi Ascher)

• “Tony the Tiger Trilogy (Jamiee Peterson, Lily Weldon, Maddy Hunt-Snyder)

Saturday, Sept. 20

9:30 a.m. — “Superheroes, Remakes, Myths & Origins: Superman — The Movie,” presented by University of Colorado Boulder film studies Chair Dr. Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz, featuring a screening of “Superman: The Movie” (1978, rated PG)

1 p.m. — Independent Filmmaker Forum: The Breckenridge Film Festival annually accepts more than 50 films to screen at the fall festival among roughly 200 submitted. Setting Breckenridge apart, however, is the sheer volume of filmmakers from around the globe who attend the festival alongside their film. The Breckenridge Film Festival offers exclusive opportunities for audiences to interact with filmmakers during question-and-answer periods following film screenings, as well as during the Independent Film Forum.

3 p.m. — “The Art Of Editing” discussion

4:30 p.m. — “The Changing Landscape of Distribution” discussion

As the Breckenridge Arts District undergoes renovation, the Breckenridge Film Festival is initiating a partnership with the center-of-town complex. The Fuqua Livery Stable will be home to the 2014 event’s educational core of festival offerings, with forums focused on specific cinematic intricacies.

The partnership is the start of potentially broader collaborations with the Breckenridge Arts District, including filmmaker demonstrations, workshops and potentially a resident filmmaker. The partnership furthers the educational mission of the Breckenridge Film Festival, with the goal of making the cinematic medium more accessible to community audiences.

“We are excited to partner with the Breckenridge Arts District and look for opportunities well into the future for collaboration,” said Janice Kurbjun, executive director of the film festival. “We saw a missed opportunity in 2013 to showcase the Arts District ceramics studio in conjunction with our ‘Out of the Fire’ documentary, and we now want to take advantage of those opportunities together.”

This year, programming at the Fuqua Livery Stable is made possible by Quest Mountain Audio/Visual, which is supplying audio-visual equipment and expertise to turn the art studio into a unique and intimate screening room.

Programming at the stable begins with the Summit High School program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, consisting of an hour of film produced by local video production students. Seating at this year’s venue nearly doubles from its 2013 venue at Main Street Station.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, programming continues with “Superheroes, Remakes, Myths & Origins,” an educational offering presented by Dr. Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz, the chairman of the University of Colorado Boulder film studies program. The program focuses on the original “Superman” (1938) and the slew of revisions to his character throughout the years from his original comic book appearance to TV series to the 1978-1987 film series starring Christopher Reeves to the 2006 and 2013 remakes, finishing with “Man of Steel.” The program will revisit the iconic 1978 film, see how recent reboots and re-dos succeed or fail in their attempt to meet expectations of new generations and argue the reasons why remakes should or shouldn’t exist.

Following the CU Film Studies program at the Fuqua Livery Stable are two educational workshops, “The Art of Editing” and “The Changing Landscape of Distribution.”

In “The Art of Editing,” festival filmmakers with some special guests will converge on the topic of how to create a masterpiece, amidst years of dreaming, planning and creating. Thousands of hours of footage may represent a single, 20-minute project. Years of footage may represent a feature film. How does one leave blood, sweat and tears on the cutting room floor?

At 4:30 p.m., “The Changing Landscape of Distribution” focuses in on the state of flux of the multi-billion dollar film industry, which presents a landscape of changes and obstacles that appear to be squeezing out independent filmmakers and others who provide unique film opportunities to the masses. What are the changes, why are they happening and what are the effects? Participating filmmakers, distributors and theater managers who juggle the passion and economics surrounding commercial versus art-house films are featured in the forum.


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