Vail Film Festival announces lineup for 2017 event, March 30-April 2

Katie Holmes and Stefania LaVie Owen in "All We Had."
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What: 14th annual Vail Film Festival.

When: Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 2.

Where: Film screenings at Cascade Theaters and CineBistro, with supplementary events at various other venues throughout Vail.

Cost: Four-day festival passes start at $50.

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VAIL — On Tuesday, the Vail Film Festival announced the official selections for 2017. The 14th annual festival will celebrate women filmmakers and will screen a diverse slate of 51 films, including narrative and documentary feature films as well as short and student films.

Films include Amanda Sharp’s “Sticky Notes,” Katie Holmes’ “All We Had” and the world premiere of Rachel Wortell and Dan Erickson’s feature “A Sibling Mystery.” The estival will run from Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 2.

“We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on female filmmakers this year,” said Megen Musegades, festival associated director. “For far too long, women working in film have been ignored. The festival programmers have loved watching so many incredible and inspiring films by such powerful talent. My only wish is that we had more days to screen more films.”

Narrative feature competition

• “A Sibling Mystery,” Dan Erickson, Rachel Wortell (world premiere)

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• “All We Had,” Katie Holmes (Colorado premiere)

• “The Archer,” Valerie Weiss (Colorado premiere)

• “Carrie Pilby,” Susan Johnson (Colorado premiere)

• “Custody,” James Lapine (Colorado premiere)

• “Like Cotton Twines,” Leila Djansi (Colorado premiere)

• “Little Pink House,” Courtney Balaker (Colorado premiere)

• “Sticky Notes,” Amanda Sharp (Colorado premiere)

• “Some Freaks,” Ian MacAllister McDonald (Colorado premiere)

• “The Tree,” Stephen Wallace Pruitt (world premiere)

Documentary competition

• “Be Relentless,” Brad Riley (world premiere)

• “Burqa Boxers,” Alka Raghuram (U.S. premiere)

• “City of Joy,” Madeleine Gavin (Colorado premiere)

• “The Gateway Bug,” Johanna B Kelly (Colorado premiere)

• “Little Stones,” Sophia Kruz (world premiere)

• “Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration,” Vivienne Schiffer (Colorado premiere)

• “Visions of Warriors,” Ming Lai (world premiere)

Hong Kong showcase

• “I Am Somebody,” Tung-Shing Yee (Colorado premiere)

• “Sword Master,” Tung-Shing Yee (Colorado premiere)

• “Three,” Johnnie To (Colorado premiere)

• “Weeds on Fire,” Chi Fat Chan (Colorado premiere)

Shorts competition

• “Bird Dog,” Katrina Whalen (Colorado premiere)

• “Boycott Band: The Return of One More Wish,” Habib Yazdi

• “Faces of Santa Ana,” Daud Sani (Colorado premiere)

• “The Fixxers,” Geoff McClelland, Caitlin Norton (Colorado premiere)

• “Free to Laugh,” Lara Everly (Colorado premiere)

• “Hit & Run,” Hannah Pike (world premiere)

• “I Am Her,” Sasha Pezenik

• “Jack and Jill,” Nikhil Melnechuk

• “The Julie Stories,” Julio Vincent Gambuto (world premiere)

• “Losing It,” Henry Jinings (Colorado premiere)

• “Modern Houses,” Matthew Dixon (Colorado premiere)

• “Our Iraq,” Nathan Fisher

• “Perfect Roast Potatoes,” Nick Frew

• “Rising Sons,” Erin Heidenreich (Colorado premiere)

• “SafeZone,” Jodie Livingston, Marco Bollinger

• “Schmoolie the Deathwatcher,” Michael Ray Escamilla

• “Reebok Ragnar Race,” Sarah Cordial

• “Think of Calvin,” Kelly Amis (Colorado premiere)

• “Think Fast,” Bridget Stokes (world premiere)

• “Quick Fix,” Brian Leider (world premiere)

• “Valencia,” Logan George (world premiere)

• “The Visit,” Romina Schwedler (Colorado premiere)

• “Waste,” Justine Raczkiewicz (Colorado premiere)

Student film competition

• “Dark Machine,” Sander Van Dijk

• “Gardeners of the Forrest,” Nicole Jordan Webber, Ceylan Carhoglu (Colorado premiere)

• “Icarus,” Tom Teller (Colorado premiere)

• “My Cousin Klara,” Aviva Neuman (Colorado premiere)

• “Rocket,” Brenna Maloy, Sarak Hulsman (Colorado premiere)

• “Still Sophie,” Chad McClaron (Colorado premiere)

• “Visitors,” Alon Juwal (Colorado premiere)

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The Vail Film Festival is widely recognized in the international filmmaking community for supporting emerging and critically-acclaimed talent from around the globe.

Passes are currently for sale on the festival website. In addition to screenings, Vail Film Festival passes provide access to the Women in Film panel discussion and a series of networking receptions, where festival passholders can interact with festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community.

For more information, visit http://www.vailfilm

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