Event: Starz Denver Film Festival

sdff logoIf you’re in Colorado, you owe it to yourself to check out the lineup and go see a film or two at the terrific, world-class Starz Denver Film Festival, opening tomorrow, Nov 12th, 2009.  Here are some interesting facts to whet your appetite:

 
FACTS
  • Total number of films: 210
  • Number of “sneak peaks”: 1
  • Number of documentaries: 56 (including shorts)
  • Number of features: 124
  • Numbers of shorts: 86
  • Number of U.S. films: 115
  • Number of Colorado films: 21
  • Longest film of the Festival: Raging Sun, Raging Sky (191 minutes)
  • Shortest film of the Festival: Enter the Sandbox (2 minutes)
  • Total number of minutes of film to be screened: 12,460 minutes
  • Number of countries represented: 37
 
2009 SDFF DETAILS
The Starz Denver Film Festival will run Nov. 12-22 and will feature more than 200 films representing the work of filmmakers from all corners of the globe. More than 80 film artists will be in attendance to introduce their works to enthusiastic Festival audiences.  
 
All regular screenings will take place at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus, the home for the Denver Film Society. Opening Night (Nov. 12), Big Night (Nov. 14), Saturday-at-the-Movies (Nov. 21) and Closing Night (Nov. 21) will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Special screenings will be shown in the King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus.  

RED CARPET EVENTS
Thursday, Nov. 12 Opening Night
Friday, Nov. 13 Ed Harris Event
Saturday, Nov. 14 Big Night
Saturday, Nov. 21 Closing Night
 
2009 AWARDS
Excellence in Acting Award: Hal Holbrook
Maria & Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award: Gianni Di Gregorio
Mayor’s Career Achievement Award for Acting: Ed Harris
Stan Brakhage Vision Award: Ernie Gehr
Rising Star Award: AnnaSophia Robb
Cassavetes Award: J.K. Simmons
 
MARQUEE PROGRAMS
Festival de Cine Mexicano
Watching Hour
Women + Film
Love Hope Strength Music Lounge
Cinema Q
First Look Film Festival
Panels
Environment in Focus
 
For more information about the 32nd SDFF, visit http://www.denverfilm.org.

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