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2017 Vail Film Festival to showcase female filmmakers, March 30-April 2

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VAIL — The 14th annual Vail Film Festival, taking place Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 2, will have a special focus on female filmmakers, screening works from female writers, directors and producers across the United States and around the world.

"This marks the 14th year of the Vail Film Festival, and we're looking forward to continuing our tradition of showcasing some of the year's most accomplished filmmakers in one of the country's most iconic winter resorts," said festival co-director Sean Cross. "For the 2017 festival, we will celebrate amazing female filmmakers who are too often not recognized for their incredible talent."

Founded by Scott Cross and Sean Cross, the Vail Film Festival has traditionally been a showcase for both established and up-and-coming talent, having hosted and honored actors and filmmakers such as Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Allyson Janney, Josh Lucas, Jane Seymour, Zach Braff, Kate Bosworth, Michelle Monaghan, Krysten Ritter, Aaron Paul, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Smith, Luke Wilson, Harold Ramis and Tate Taylor.

The festival is currently accepting film submissions for features, documentaries, short films and student films.

The Colorado Film Institute, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema, stages the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that draws thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world's newest storytellers and innovators. Festival activities include film screenings, filmmaker Q-and-A events, galas and the festival awards ceremony.

Vail Film Festival passes are now on sale, offering access to film screenings, parties and the festival awards ceremony. The 2017 festival will have a new and streamlined pass structure, offering an all-access $50 Festival Pass and a $150 Patron Pass for those who wish to donate to the festival. Visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.com for more information, to buy a festival pass or to submit a film.

If you go …

What: 14th annual Vail Film Festival.

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

Where: Screenings and parties take place at various venues throughout Vail.

Cost: All-access Festival Pass is $50 and Patron Pass is $150.

More information: Visit http://www.vailfilmfestival.com.