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Vail Film Festival Presented by Vail and Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Resort

April 1-4, 2010

Presented by the Vail Film Institute, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema, the Vail Film Festival strives to encourage artistic innovation and promote new and creative film making. World premieres, independents, celebrities, forums and parties make this an event that should not be missed.

Due to the Vail Film Festival’s successful growth over the past several years, the event is expanding to Beaver Creek. This year the Vilar Performing Arts Center and Ford Hall will host some of the films as well as the closing awards ceremony.

For more information and specific movie schedules please visit www.vailfilmfestival.org.

Enjoy lift tickets, festival packages, and lodging during the Vail Film Festival presented by Vail and Beaver Creek. Packages start at just $380 for 2 nights of lodging (based on double occupancy), 2 lift tickets and the Avanti Pass- that's a savings of $166. Minimum night stays vary by property.

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Other passes available with the lodging package:

Prima Pass: $250 ($350 when bought outside of the lodging package) 
Priority access to Films, access to Panels, Opening Night Party, Friday Filmmaker Reception, Festival Late Night Lounge, Festival Awards Ceremony, Closing Night Party, the Festival's Hospitality Lounge & Music Café (Open bar featuring musicians from L.A.'s acclaimed Hotel Café). First Tracks Skiing (Mountain opens early for Festival Passholders). Guaranteed seating at the Opening and Closing Night Films, and the Festival Awards Ceremony.

Avanti Pass: $150 ($250 when bought outside the lodging package)
Access to Films, Panels, Festival Awards Ceremony, Closing Night Film, Closing Night Party, and the Festival's Hospitality Lounge & Music Café (Open bar featuring musicians from L.A.'s acclaimed Hotel Café). First Tracks Skiing (Mountain opens early for Festival Passholders). Guaranteed seating at the Festival Awards Ceremony and Closing Night Film.

Vista Pass: $65 ($85 when bought outside of lodging packkage)
Does not include discounted lift tickets. Access to Films, Panels, and the Festival's Hospitality Lounge & Music Café (Open bar featuring musicians from L.A.'s acclaimed Hotel Café).


The $55 lift ticket is only valid with the Prima and Avanti passes

2010 Movie Line-up (PDF)

A complimentary bus will go between Beaver Creek and Vail during the Film Festival.

Event Schedule:

Please check back soon for venue and event updates

Film screenings will start Thursday evening and continue throughout the day and evening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Screenings take place in Vail and Beaver Creek.

Thursday, April 1
Opening Night Film, 7:30pm, Vail Mountain School

Opening Night Party 9:30pm, Vail Plaza Hotel
Enjoy Festival Opening Night with cocktails and appetizers at the Vail Plaza Hotel. Casual attire.

Friday, April 2
Hospitality Lounge 12pm – 6pm, Vail Plaza Hotel and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Come relax and mingle with filmmakers and festival attendees at our Hospitality Lounges and enjoy complimentary drinks while listening to live music, catching a panel discussion or screenplay reading.

Festival Music Café 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Hospitality Lounge
Come relax and listen to live music by amazing singer-songwriters from LA’s acclaimed Hotel Café

Vail Film Festival Panel Discussion 2pm – 3:30pm, Hospitality Lounge

Filmmaker Reception 4pm – 5:30pm, Hospitality Lounge
Mingle with filmmakers, musicians and festival patrons.

Hotel Café Friday Night Concert 8pm – 10pm, Hospitality Lounge
Come relax and listen to live music by amazing singer-songwriters from LA’s acclaimed Hotel Café.

Saturday, April 3
First Tracks Skiing 7:15am, Beaver Creek
Ski fresh tracks before the mountain opens to the public.

Hospitality Lounges 12pm – 6pm, Vail Plaza Hotel and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Come relax and mingle with filmmakers and festival attendees at our Hospitality Lounges and enjoy complimentary drinks while listening to live music or catching a panel discussion or screenplay reading.

Screenplay Readings 12pm – 1:15pm, Hospitality Lounge
Come listen to the winning screenplays from our 4th annual screenplay contest.

Festival Music Café 2pm - 4pm, Hospitality Lounge
Come relax and listen to live music by some amazing singer-songwriters from LA’s acclaimed Hotel Café.

Awards Ceremony 5pm – 6pm, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek
Awards to filmmakers in all categories, and tribute awards to outstanding actors and filmmakers.

Closing Night Film 8pm, Vilar Center, Beaver Creek

Festival Closing Party 10pm, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
The festival culminates at Saturday Night’s VIP Party. Enjoy drinks and appetizers at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Festive attire.

Sunday, April 4
Last day to catch films. The winners of Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Audience Award, Best Short Film, Best Student Film and Best Adventure Film will be played.

For more information visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.org/

$55 Lift Tickets available for all Patron, Prima, and Avanti Vail Film Festival passholders.

Purchase Film Festival Passes

*Receive discounts on festival passes, lodging and lift tickets with our Vail Film Festival Package.

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