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Schools host film festival in Edwards

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado –The Expeditionary Learning Schools of Eagle County Schools will host the second annual Mountain FilmFest on Oct. 23 at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.

This year the EL Schools will host four venues targeted at different audiences, including:

• Family-friendly films, one and a half hours of humorous and motivating shorts, with two showings at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eagle County Schools teachers and other local professionals will provide interactive dialogue related to these films.

•-Documentary discussion, one and a half hours of film and discussion themed around “Challenging Traditions: Culture, Religion, Economy,” starting at 7:30 p.m. Local moderators will provide their perspectives on these experiences.

• Extreme sport films, one and a half hours hours of fast-paced and exciting adventure films focusing on the challenges that extreme adventurers face on the mountain, in the ocean, or in their everyday lives. Local adventure celebrities will share their experiences relative to these films; showing starts at 8 p.m.

• Technical film production class, a 60-minute technical class aimed to provide technical instruction about production, editing and critique. Local expert filmmakers will provide instruction. Two sessions of this class will begin at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Well-known locals Eric Williams, Jamie Paschier, Innis Isom, Josiah Middaugh, Michael Wasmer and many others will join you in talking about how personal challenge and adventure affects your life.

A VIP event will be held at Eat! Drink! in Edwards on Oct. 22. The event will provide an intimate gathering in which to preview films, mingle with local adventure celebrities and other EL enthusiasts, and partake of delicious appetizers and beverages.

Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the event. Prices vary according to the desired venue:

•-Family friendly: $10 per person

•-Extreme sport: $10 per person

•-Documentary discussion: $30 per person

•-Technical video class: $10 per person

•-VIP pass (for all events and VIP event on Friday night): $100 per person

Mountain FilmFest tickets will go on sale at The Mountain FilmFest is also inviting sponsors for the event. Contact Tessa Kirchner at 970-390-0966 for information about sponsorships.

The EL Schools include Red Canyon High School, Minturn Middle School, and Meadow Mountain Elementary School. The Expeditionary Learning schools use Learning Expeditions to create common themes across all core subjects. Learning Expeditions are guided by compelling questions about history, society, and environment while integrated into traditional courses of reading, writing, math and science. Relevant fieldwork helps students explore the meaning of academic content in contemporary culture.

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