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STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

9/25/2007
Starz Denver Film Festival 2007

Denver, CO – The Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) celebrates its 30th anniversary on November 8-18. More than 200 films representing over 40 countries will be screened during the 11-day celebration of world cinema. More than 150 film artists will introduce their works to enthusiastic Denver audiences over the course of what is sure to be the cultural event of the season.

“Whether this is your first Denver Film Festival or your thirtieth, I promise you a slate of films that will both delight and surprise you. The diverse selection of cinema will inform, illuminate, stimulate and provoke viewers,” said festival director Ron Henderson. “Come Celebrate.”

Highlights of the 2007 SDFF will include a number of panels and seminars covering various cinematic interests and many special events. Three industry juries will select the recipients of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature Film, the Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary and the Emerging Filmmaker Award.

For the first time, SDFF is offering Festival Ticket Packages to the general public. These ticket packages include special prices to various SDFF events and screenings. From early birds to night owls and bargain hunters to film-buffs, there is an SDFF Ticket Package for everyone. Ticket Packages are on sale now and can be purchased at denverfilm.org. More SDFF Ticket Packages will be announced in the coming weeks.

A complete listing of all films and screening times will be posted on the SDFF website (denverfilm.org) on October 22. Other important dates to remember: October 24 – tickets go on sale to Denver Film Society members; October 26 – tickets go on sale to the general public.

SDFF30 DETAILS
All regular screenings will take place at the Denver Film Society's permanent home, the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus. Opening Night (11/8), Big Night (11/10) and Closing Night (11/17) events will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The Denver Film Society is a membership-based nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to cultivating community and transforming lives through film. Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz Denver Film Festival. The Denver Film Society's home theatre and cinematic education center, the Starz FilmCenter, presents film programs daily and is Denver's first and only year-round cinematheque, operated in partnership with the University of Colorado at Denver's College of Arts & Media, and with support from Starz Entertainment and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Denver Film Society members support one-of-a-kind programs reaching more that 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training each year.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.1 million and 28.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo®. Starz Entertainment (starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

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For more information about the Starz Denver Film Society and the 30th SDFF, visit denverfilm.org.

TRAVEL “GREEN” TO SDFF30
The Starz FilmCenter is RTD-accessible. Bus routes 2, 12 and 15 all stop at the Tivoli; Light Rail lines C and E make nearby stops at Union Station, Pepsi Center/Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Invesco Field and Auraria West Campus, while lines D, F and H stop at Colfax at Auraria. Light Rail to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House: take the D, F or H lines and exit at the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. Patrons boarding the existing C line or the new E line should transfer to the D, F, or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station. Upon exiting the train, walk to 14th Street and continue northwest toward Curtis Street to the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

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Starz returns as the Premier Sponsor of the 30th Starz Denver Film Festival with Sprint as the Presenting Sponsor. Associate Sponsors include: AOR, Anna and John J. Sie, Barbara Bridges/Wildblue Entertainment, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Frontier Airlines, Larimer Square and Oppenheimer Funds. Media Sponsors include: 5280 Magazine, Burst Marketing – Podcast Publishing, Crosspoint, The Denver Post, FOX 31 News, Incite, Martini on the Rockies, and Milkhaus. The Festival’s Government/Foundation Partners include: City and County of Denver: Division of Theatres & Arenas, Colorado Council on the Arts, Colorado Film Commission, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Los Angeles Film and TV Office – French Embassy, National Endowment for the Arts, Québec Government Office in LA and Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Supporting Sponsors include: Bellco Credit Union, Bombay Sapphire, Courtyard by Marriott, Cîroc Vodka, DHL, EXDO EVENT CENTER,  Lionsgate, Lufthansa, Mike’s Camera, Mike Shaw Saab, Moët Hennessey, POP/Luminate, Residence Inn by Marriott Denver City Center, Stella Artois, Sterling Vineyards, Three Tomatoes Catering, Tiffany & Co. and Wheeler Trigg Kennedy LLP. Patron Sponsors include: Amusemints, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Butler Rents, Chubb, CU Live, Grand Lodge, Holland & Hart, Hotel Monaco, Kentwood City Properties, Kodak, Komorebi, Kroenke Sports, Landmark Theatres, Laszlo Photo Comedia, Meadowlark Bar, OfficeScapes, The Oxford Hotel, PayReel, Red Lion Hotel, RedShift Framing and Van Gilder.

 

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