Wyoming Arts Council

Jackson Hole Film Festival June 5-9

The fith annual Jackson Hole Film Festival, presented by the Jackson Hole Film Institute, will take place June 5-9. One hundred independent films from 30 countries will be screened. Of these, 81 will be competing in seven program categories: Features; Documentaries; Global Insight; World Program: Spotlight Latin America; Sports Action; Shorts; and Student Voices.

The festival, according to organizers, “is committed to creating a platform for global inspiration and change.”

In conjunction with the festival, the Jackson Hole Film Institute has teamed up with the United Nations to present the first Global Insight Summit. This international gathering will be attended by entertainment leaders and UN officials to explore how film and television can be leveraged to highlight critical international concerns.

On Saturday June 7, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Q Roadhouse on Teton Village Road, the festival will sponsor its 2008 World Party. Highlight is a live performance by Del Castillo. Its music has an eclectic blend of Flamenco Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music. Their songs have been heard on soundtracks from “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” and “Kill Bill, Vol. 2.” Tickets for this event include catered food and open bar.

FMI: http://www.jacksonholefilmfestival.org/.

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