Opening night CIFF honors Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and Cheyenne native Daniel Junge by screening three of his latest films, “No Strings”, “Come Back to Sudan” and Oscar-nominated “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”. Daniel will be on hand to sell and autograph DVD versions of his movies with the proceeds to benefit the Library Foundation.
The Filmmakers’ Reception on Saturday night will be a unique event. Following the screening of “My Life Without Sex”, the audience will have a chance to visit with the Australian film’s director Sarah Watt live via Skype. Attendees will have a chance to meet and talk movies with film makers and producers. Also screening is the Oscar nominated live action comedic short from Sweden “Instead of Abracadabra”.
Closing night will be a Wyoming Showcase about the Pioneering Spirit from two different historical perspectives. “On the Trail: Jack Kerouac in Cheyenne” features a personal appearance by John Allen Cassady (son of beat idols Neal and Carolyn Cassady); and the award-winning feature “In Pursuit of a Dream” by Candy Moulton of Encampment.
John will be at Phoenix Books in downtown Cheyenne signing copies of his book on Saturday May 22.
There’s something for every taste among the nine programs consisting of 35 films from around the world. CIFF is a platform for communities to tell their stories and relate to one another through the art of motion pictures.
CIFF offers audiences an opportunity to see films from around the world and network with and learn from producers, director, writers and photographers.
Through partnerships with Downtown Cheyenne, the Downtown Cheyenne Merchants’ Association, the Wyoming Film Office, the City of Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, WCM is creating a strong community-based infrastructure to support film and digital media.
For more information:
The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF)
121 West 15th Street Suite 300
Cheyenne, WY 82001