From July 25 through July 28, 2019 the Cordillera International Film Festival (CIFF) will present 130+ films and screenplays from up-and-coming and seasoned directors, bringing an exciting mix of features, scripts, documentaries and short films to the festival.
More than 80 filmmakers, screenwriters and panelists (who were selected out of more than 800 submissions from 78 countries) are traveling to Reno for the festival. The Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-award winning talent will be sharing their films and screenplays from Sundance, Tribeca, Palm Springs, SXSW and Cannes featuring stars like Marisa Tomei, Olympia Dukakis, Minnie Driver, Dominic West and Alec Baldwin. Between the panels, filmmaker receptions, Q&As and parties, CIFF audiences will get an intimate look at the behind the scenes world of filmmaking.
“Reno is an amazing city with a thriving arts scene. We celebrate dance, theater, artistry and even have an emerging foodie movement,” said Cordillera International Film Festival Executive Director Emily Skyle-Golden. “We hope that our festival shines a light on the amazing work being done within the region’s film community as well.”
In addition to traditional screening blocks, CIFF will present three special programs this year. The first will be Friday, July 26 at the Movies in the Park “Secret Shorts” featuring an evening of award-winning short films that are the perfect solution for film fans hesitant to commit to a feature length independent film, while also highlighting some of the amazing films that will be screened throughout the weekend. Thirty filmmakers will be in attendance for this event.
The second is a showcase dedicated to highlighting Nevada-based filmmakers that takes place Sunday, July 28. The third is a repeat screening of CIFF’s Film Challenge movies, a program of short films that were made by the kids of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows as part of the Future Filmmaker Foundation’s mentor program.
As a non-profit, 501(c)3, one of the missions of the festival is to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the world of film. This year, they will be offering three master classes: Pitching Like a Pro, Festival Strategy and a networking roundtable. Aspiring writers can also learn the process of getting the screenplay to the screen by attending table readings where local talent from Reno’s thriving film community will bring excerpts from our screenplay finalist’s scripts to life.
Most films and events will take place at the Outlets at Legends, with the exception of the Friday, July 26 Movies in the Park shorts, which will be shown at Wingfield Park.
Attendees can purchase a Producer Pass that covers all of the events, weekend or day passes. Tickets are also available for individual screenings, panels and red carpet events for $10 to $50.
For a complete schedule of events, visit https://www.ciffnv.org/2019schedule. For more information on CIFF, visit www.ciffNV.org