Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Film Festival Aug. 20-22 in Saratoga

The Wyoming Film Festival will be held next week in Saratoga. The event is partially funded by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council. The Aug. 12 Casper Star-Tribune featured an article about the festival. Read “Film festival gives forum for Western themes” at http://www.casperstartribune.com/articles/2009/08/13/news/wyoming/dfb5f281921a699187257611000040ea.txt

Here’s some info about the event from its web site:

The Wyoming Film Festival is a unique venue for the community to come together as filmmakers, film lovers, volunteers, corporations, and other organizations from across the state and beyond to celebrate the valuable contribution that film makes to our cultural and economic lives. Our plan is to present film and video productions that interpret the past, present, and future of the American West in way that embrace the festival themes of environment, equality, and family.

The Wyoming Film Festival is held in the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, Wyoming. For an inside look at this venue, go to http://www.pvcenter.org/ or click on the PVCC entrance photo below.

Highlights of the 2009 Wyoming Film Festival include:

  • “Sky High” – a silent western film with accompanying live musical performance by the Starting and Stalling Orchestra from the University of Wyoming
  • The Wyoming premier of “In Pursuit of a Dream” – a documentary that recreates the crossing of the Oregon Trail, produced by writer Candy Moulton of Encampment
  • Selected short films including “The Deer and the Antelope” and “A Return Home”
  • Featured speaker: Two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis

Read the complete program schedule.

FMI: Mark at 307-326-7822, ext. 236 or Tera at 307-328-9274

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