Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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      Contact: Sean Doherty

      The oldest movie theatre west of the Mississippi will host the first annual Estes Park Film Festival.

      Feature Films

      Self Medicated Monty Lapica
      Brats: Our Journey Home – Donna Musil
      Preserve me a Seat Jim Fields
      Subdivision, Colorado – Neil Widener
      The Empty Acre Patrick Rea
      Scared New World – Yahn Soon
      Taras Daughters – Roslyn Dauber
      Costa Rica Nick Molle
      StreetWokn – Matthew Gunter & Eric Matyas

      Short Films

      A World at Waste – Stuart MacDonald
      A Thousand Words – William Craig
      The Sand Creek Massacre – Donald L. Vasicek
      Sideshow – Sheila E. Schroeder
      Carhenge: Genius or Junk? – David Liban
      Sand Mandala – Meryem Ersoz
      Science or Faith: Intelligent Design in Public Schools – Caite Adams and Jeff Rudkin
      Return to Auschwitz – Brady Jones and Jeff Rudkin
      Do You Want the Elephant Music – Leslie Dektor
      Southwestern Orange County vs. the Flying Saucers – Robert Dastoli
      Escape Velocity – Scott Ligon
      Monday Morning – Anthony Spadaccini
      The Girl who could run 600 miles per hour – Mark Thimijan
      Getting Lucky – Stacy Marr
      The Viewing – LaShelle Lyman
      Test – Lorne Pribbeno
      Zero the Counter – Patrick Rea
      Riverside – Todd Tinkham
      In the Can – Ethan Knightchilde
      Leave ’em Hangin’ – David Higgins
      The Offering – Paul Lee
      Eyes of an Artist – Michael Vanderwyst
      3:16 – Mike Vanderwyst and Jeff Frye
      A Bedtime Story for the End of the World Howard & Helen Kingkade
      Air Hockey – Adam Bell
      Tower of Love Sean Doherty

      Celebrating their inaugural year, the 2006 Estes Park Film Festival will showcase 9 feature-length films and 26 short films from across the country. The festival will take place at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado from September 15th – 17th, 2006 with an awards ceremony on the final night. In addition to the films, the Estes Park Film Festival will also serve as a fundraising event to help renovate and restore the Historic Park Theatre to its original cinematic elegance. Advance Tickets and Festival Passes are available to purchase on the festival web site: [url] [/url]

      Included in this years line-up is Monty Lapicas Self-Medicated about an out of control youth who is sent against his will to a corrupt psychiatric hospital. Jim Fields newest documentary Preserve Me a Seat is about historic movie theatres in America and the people that are trying to save them, and Donna Musils groundbreaking documentary Brats: Our Journey Home, narrated by Kris Kristofferson, is about growing up as a military brat. Other feature films include the family adventure Subdivision, Colorado, the dramatic horror film Empty Acre, and the inspiring documentary about Tibetan refugee women Taras Daughters, narrated by Susan Sarandon. Scared New World is about the intertwining lives of three California housemates, and Nick Molles documentary Costa Rica takes you on a journey to one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.

      Short Films include the visually stunning documentary Carhenge: Genius or Junk? about a replica of Stonehenge made out of 38 junked automobiles in western Nebraska, and the action-packed inspirational short film 3:16 about one boy who holds the cure to a mysterious airborne virus that consumes the globe and kills millions. When flying saucers invade Central Florida, it’s up to one theme park employee to stop them in Southwestern Orange County vs. the Flying Saucers, and Getting Lucky is a short comedy about one womans attempt at internet dating. Other short films include the hilarious silent comedy Monday Morning, Mark Timijans The Girl Who Could Run 600 Miles Per Hour, and Scott Ligons humorous take on life with A.D.D. in Escape Velocity.

      Many of the filmmakers will be on hand to introduce their films and will be a part of a filmmaker panel discussion on the creative process of getting their films from script to screen. There will also be plenty of parties where you can mingle with the filmmakers and other film enthusiasts! For a complete schedule of film screenings, workshops, parties, and panel discussions please visit the festival web site:

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