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Reception, The Filmmaker Lounge and Parties

Friday Night Reception

Friday night after “Sitting Bulls Voice”, Passholders, Filmmakers and Reception ticket holders will continue the evening at The Tim Gill Center for an evening of Native American music, food and a book signing by Ernie LaPointe.  Ernie will be selling signed copies of his latest book “Sitting Bull: His Life and Legacy”  this book is a fascinating oral history in written form about the life of the famous Hunkpapab Lakota chief, Tatanka Iyotake.

Food for this event is provided by NT Sliders, Potato Potato and Bristol Brewing will serve it’s infamous Chief Root Beer.  This is a non-alcohol event.

Filmmakers and Passholders Lounge

Saturday the Filmmakers Lounge will be at Kreuser Gallery in the Depot Arts District and opens at 11:00am. Filmmakers and Pass-holders can enjoy Colorado Springs exclusive Purple Mountain Coffee and delightful gluten-free Coquette’s Bistro & Bakery pastries.  Judge Baldwins in Palmer Center will be offering happy hour specials starting at 11am. $2 ½ Pint “Micro-Micro Brew” or 3oz House Wine $4 Well Drinks, Wine and Drafts $5 Appetizers and from 5-9:30 pm Popcorn – $2 Candy Bars – $1 Sodas – $2 Hot Dogs – $3

Sunday Filmmakers and Pass-holders can start the day in the Lounge in Dwire Hall at UCCS.  A continental breakfast will be served from 10am – 11:30am. Bristol Beer, Sovereignty Wine and catered lite snacks from 12 noon until 4.  The Lounge opens at 10:00 am and closes when the awards ceremony starts at 7:00 in Centennial Hall.

Filmmakers and Pass Holders Saturday Night After Party

Join us for Bristol Beer, Wine and La’au’s at Kreuser’s Gallery at the Bridge Gallery to wind down after a day of indie film and discuss the day’s film viewing.  

Sunday Evening Awards Party

After the Indie Spirit Awards at Centennial Hall at UCCS, join us for a celebration after the Indie Spirit Film Festival Awards in Dwire Hall Atrium at UCCS.  The party starts at 8:30 and we’ll be serving Bristol Beer, Wine and lite snacks This event is open to all festival pass and ticket holders.

Workshops and Filmmakers Panel

Arri Alexa Camera  John Bourbonais UCCS Centennial Hall 9:00am – 11:00am

Arri Alexa: A workshop illustrating the use and functions of advanced film-making technology within the industry, as well as the use of 4K formatting and marketability. Presented by John Bourbonais, award winning Director of Photography owner and operator Bourbon Street Productions
Bourbon Street Productions Website

Story First Workship Kaleb Kohart UCCS Centennial Hall 11:30am – 12:30pm

Take a look at story development through conflict and character. Learn how to build a solid foundation of people, places, plot and purpose, and how to construct a solid three act structure on top of these key pillars. Presented by Kaleb Kohart, editor, director, and DP. c3 Website

Digital Cinema Package Workshop Matt Stevens UCCS Centennial Hall 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Digital Cinema Package(DCP) refers to the conversion of film to digital video. This workshop is aimed at informing filmmakers on how to master the process at little to no cost, and without loss of quality.
As the Manger of Kimball’s Peak Three Theater, which moved to digital projection last year, Matthew has drilled down into the mechanics and internal working of this new exhibition technology.

 Filmmakers Panel – Open to the Public – Antlers Heritage 11:30am.

Facilitated UCCS professors Teresa Meadows, Robert Dassanowsky and Fernando Felium Moggi.

This panel is made up of our visiting filmmakers, join us for an interesting discussion.

Workshop Tickets and Festival Tickets and Passes Available Here