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The Art of Editing Forum

"The Art Of Editing" Discussion @ 3 p.m. SATURDAY at the Riverwalk Center

A creative masterpiece takes years to dream, plan and create. How does one make the cuts necessary for a great film? What are the tricks of the trade that can keep costs down and get the most bang for your buck? Three acclaimed editors and one filmmaker present an excellent opportunity to get your questions answered. From the importance of basic story telling to the new digital aspects of editing, this panel will answer your questions. The panel includes Jason Sedmak, senior video editor at Postmodern Company with 20 years of experience in Denver and New York; Herman Nieuwoudt, a freelance editor based in Denver, VFX Supervisor/Compositor and Colorist with 18 years of international experience; Charlie Brittz, a freelance editor, Flame artist, DIT and Resolve Colorist with 15 years of international experience; and Devon Avery, filmmaker, creator of short comedies "One Minute Time Machine" and "Practice Makes Perfect". You don't want to miss this forum.

Last Minute Announcements

Program misprint:
Practice Makes Perfect: The Director of Practice Makes Perfect is labelled as David Spiegel in the program.  That is incorrect. The director's name is Devon Avery, and is attending our festival. Look for him in the crowd and at his film's showing: Friday, 6:00 p.m. at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre.  Sorry about that Devon!


Closing Night Film: “Una Vida: A Fable of Music & the Mind”

6 p.m. Sunday at The Riverwalk Center (Doors at 5:30), 150 W. Adams Ave.

A renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Alvaro Cruz, encounters an African American jazz singer, Una Vida, performing on the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter. He hears her sing and soon concludes that she is suffering from Alzheimer's the disease that has been his life's work – and that has just taken the life of his mother. Haunted by personal and professional regret, Cruz risks everything to unravel the mystery of Una Vida's past before her music stops.
Followed by Q&A with Director Richie Adams and Writer Dr. Nicolas Bazan
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“Life Itself” (Breckenridge screening)

3 p.m. Sunday at The Riverwalk Center (Doors at 2:30 p.m.), 150 W. Adams Ave.

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present "Life Itself," a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Critically acclaimed itself, the film is based on Roger Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, and explores the legacy of Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
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“Higher” – The Rocky Mountain Premiere

6 p.m. Saturday at The Riverwalk Center (Doors at 5:30 p.m.), 150 W. Adams Ave.

The snowy flutes draping off Alaska's peaks beckoned him, and he went. In the new millennium, Jeremy Jones has laid down a legacy in three parts for the snowsports industry that has fueled growth in backcountry travel among snowboarders via splitboarding. In "Higher," his third and final installment, he climbs higher and descends farther than ever before. The Breckenridge screening of Higher is the Rocky Mountain premiere, thanks to a partnership with Teton Gravity Research to bring the film to Colorado audiences at the same time the film is making its debut with Jeremy's followers in the Northwest.
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Attendee Testimonial

Korinna from Shouting Secrets

The quality of the films you chose were of such high standard and so inspiring and impressive in every way, I still think about them and I know they will all be part of my development as a filmmaker. And the get-togethers you organized for the filmmakers and the staff to meet and mingle were not only a lot of fun but really supportive for the filmmakers to meet each other and get to know each others work. I feel like I made friends in Breckenridge I always want to stay in contact with.

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