"Celebrate Cinema with Local Filmmakers"
Kick-off for Breck Film Fest - Film On The Road

presented by Salida Council for the Arts
$25.00 / per person
Friday Dec 1 6:00 - 10:00pm at the Salida Ballroom

Salida Council for the Arts and The Salida SteamPlant Event Center are co-hosting the kick-off event for the Film Festival. The evening will include films, trailers and a panel of celebrated local filmmakers in a party atmosphere.

Cocktails 6:00
Films 7:00
Panel Discussion 8:20

Party with the pros 9:00
Cash bar and free sponsored bites from favorite local restaurants,

Friday Night Film Program

  • Julie Speer of Salida will be showing a portion of her Emmy Award winning PBS documentary “Sand Creek Massacre” as well as a trailer for her latest film "Breaking the Mold" which was shot by Salida native Nathan Ward.
  • Ben Knight of Howard has won an amazing 46 film festival awards in just 10 years.  In 2015 he was a National Geographic Adventurer of the year.  He’ll be showing his latest film “The Last Honey Hunter”  filmed in Nepal for National Geographic and recently nominated for an OSCAR.
  • Nathan Ward has made award winning films in some of the most remote locations on earth and he’ll be showing several samples of his work.

We’ll be seeing a trailer for Paprika Leaverton’s latest film HIKO- The Women Jugglers of Tonga.

Beth and George Gage will be showing Kick Ass Katie Lee about river running legend Katie Lee who passed away just this month at age 98.  The film features rarely seen footage of Glen Canyon before it was buried by Lake Powell.

Following the film showings will be a panel discussion with Moderator Leslie Matthews Chair of the Board of KHEN.  Audience members will have a chance to interact with the filmmakers first hand and ask questions about the films.

Thank you to our sponsors for the Celebrate Cinema with Local Filmmakers event:
Wood's Distillery