Planning Your Festival Weekend?

Six Tips and Hints for 2019

Whether you’ve attended every Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, a handful over the years, or 2019 is your first, each fest is a little bit different from the year prior. 

For the basics on planning your weekend, give “How to Fest” a look. But for six 2019-specific tips and hints, read on.

1)

The stats

This year, we’re presenting 47 films. Basically, there’s a film for everyone, no matter your interest or genre preferences.

HINT: If you love animation, we’ve got just one this year, so you’ll want to catch THE OPPOSITES GAME, directed by Anna Sama and Lisa LaBracio, during Block One on Sunday.

  • 25 Feature Length
  • 22 Short Films
  • 36 Documentaries
  • 10 Narrative Films
  • 1 Animated Film

2)

Multiple Screenings

By popular request, we have more films screening twice this year than ever before. Are there two films you want to see screening during the same block? Check the schedule to find out if one of them might be shown again during a different block.

HINT: Many run for the first time on Saturday and the second on Sunday.

3)

Saturday Night After Dark

Saturday evening features two options this year: HAIL SATAN? and MAIDEN. This evening time slot is the only opportunity to catch either one of these films, so do plan to stay late.

HINT: If you purchased a Full Festival or Weekender Pass, Saturday Night After Dark is included. If you purchased a day pass or have friends who weren’t able to fest all weekend with you, but want to join in the fun Saturday night, individual tickets can be purchased for $20, which includes a pre-party in Cornerstone starting at 6:30pm.

4)

More Venues

This year, we have five venues for screenings on Saturday. Three will be familiar to former attendees — Armstrong Hall’s Kathryn Mohrman Theatre and Cornerstone Arts Center’s Richard F. Celeste Theatre and Screening Room. Two of the sites will be new to many folks: Bemis Hall’s Taylor Theater and Worner Center’s Gaylord Hall. We’ll have festival volunteers out and about on campus helping you find these new locations. Feel free to ask around if you need directions.

HINT: Bemis Hall is a bit off the usual path. Nothing on campus is far, but plan a few extra minutes if you’re heading to the screenings in Taylor Theater.

5)

Hungry?

Two years ago, we went to a “Choose Your Own Adventure” model for lunches. When it’s time to nosh, head towards Worner Center to enjoy Rastall Dining Hall or multiple food trucks parked on Cascade Ave. 

Lunch Buffet

Rastall Dining Hall inside Worner Center will be open from 10:30am-1:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  Rastall is a buffet-style dining hall where you can choose from a wide range of meals including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Attending a Filmmaker Panel? Rastall will supply to-go containers to take your lunch with you and enjoy during the Filmmaker Panels.

Food Trucks (Lunch)

Located just outside Cornerstone Arts Center parked on Cascade Ave there will be a variety of Food Trucks available from 12pm-2:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

  • Bison Brothers Colorado Inspired - bison and southwestern cuisine
  • BF Chew Chew Gastrotruck with restaurant-quality street cuisine
  • Slow Downz BBQ, Cajun & Tex Mex
  • Potato Potato Potatoes fried to perfection and topped with gravy, curds, and more
  • High Grade Jamaican Cuisine and American favorites
Food Trucks (After Dark Party)

Located just outside Cornerstone Arts Center parked on Cascade Ave there will be a variety of Food Trucks during the After Dark party from 6:30-8pm on Saturday night.

  • Potato Potato Potatoes fried to perfection and topped with gravy, curds, and more
  • Slow Downz BBQ, Cajun & Tex Mex
  • Roc and Ro Sushi Traditional and deep fried sushi rolls

6)

Local Connections

RMWFF is locally grown and we love it when films or filmmakers with local or Colorado connections are a part of the fest. This year, there are five films that fall in this category: UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICAN; ART FOR THE PEOPLE: ERIC BRANSBY, AMERICAN MURAL ARTIST; BLACK FLAG; AS WE WERE; and UNSHAKEN: THE ROAD TO WOO.  

HINT: During Block Five on Saturday, catch LONELY HIGHWAY and TWICE EXCEPTIONAL, two films produced through the Colorado Springs-based Youth Documentary Academy for Our Time, a series developed for public television stations.

Written by Kirsten Akens

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