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About Our Auction
The online auction during our annual festival is an additional source of funding through the event. Proceeds from our fundraising operations support our nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to present diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment. We do so through a year-round film society, an ongoing film library, free interactive presentations, as well as the annual four-day flagship fall festival, which features more than 60 films, more than 30 filmmakers, and an incredible diversity of interactive forums, media exhibits and free programming, such as free youth workshops, a free high school film competition, a free children’s program – and more. Funds will be used to support existing activity as well as new initiatives, such as a pilot project known as Film on the Road, where we take some of our programming to communities without a film festival, a statewide high school film competition to better involve our neighboring communities, and a Year-Round Film Society.
About Breckenridge Film Festival
Since its opening event in 1981, the Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each year a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.
One of the oldest film festivals in the country, the BFF is a 501(c)(3), private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding for the Festival comes from local public and private grants, sponsorships, fundraising events, individual contributions, in-kind assistance, and revenue from tickets and merchandise. More than 150 individual volunteers, local theaters and other venues are involved in this annual event.
Its mission is to guide a year-round comprehensive celebration of independent film for the community, visitors and filmmakers by presenting diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment.
Currently celebrating it’s 35th anniversary, the Festival has hosted such guests as Alan Arkin, James Earl Jones, Robert Loggia, Marsha Mason, Sydney Pollack, Mary Steenburgen, Donald Sutherland, Eva Marie Saint, Jon Voight, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jon Favreau, Michael York , Jo Beth Williams, Connie Nielsen, Irvin Kershner, Thomas Haden Church, AnnaSophia Robb and DB Sweeney. Educational outreach programs, children’s films, celebrity guests, independent filmmaker forums and other events celebrating the art of film, contribute to the Festival’s diverse program. The University of Colorado at Boulder has presented classic and foreign films with faculty members leading interrelated discussions.
In addition to a prestigious history of films and honorees, the Breckenridge Film Festival offers a wide spectrum of programs on films and filmmaking.