FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ogden Film Festival returns for another year!
2017 Salt Lake City Weekly “Best of Utah” Award
Ogden, UT (May 16, 2018) – The Award Winning Ogden Film Festival will welcome attendees starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1st at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The event will coincide with Ogden City’s First Friday Art Stroll and is a community partnership with the Egyptian Theatre Foundation, CIRCA3 and Ogden Arts Festival. This year, 14 shorts and 1 feature have been selected as well as the addition of an “After Dark” screening for more mature audiences to enjoy. The price of admission is only $10 per person.
“We can’t think of a better way to spend one of the first weekends of the summer,” said Danielle Bendinelli, Vice President of the Egyptian Theatre Foundation. “Celebrating and enjoying a night of film at Peery’s Egyptian Theater is exactly what the building is for. Giveaways, live audience voting, filmmaker Q&A’s and the amazing historic venue, all combine to provide such a unique and engaging experience.”
5:00pm – Doors open to the sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
6:15pm – Welcome and Egyptian Theater Award Presentation
6:30pm – Short Films Screening (All Ages)
7:45pm – Short Film Directors Q&A
8:00pm – Feature Film” Up to Snuff”
9:30pm – Feature Film Director Q&A
9:45pm – After Dark Screening (Ages 17+)
For more information and complete list of selected films visit www.ogdenfilmfestival.org or facebook.com/ogdenfilmfestival.
Tickets available at smithtix.com and the Peery’s Egyptian Theater Box Office.
The evening’s feature film “Up to Snuff”, is directed by Mark Maxey and has been racking up festival awards throughout the country, including Winner – Best Documentary, Pasadena International Film Festival.
Synopsis: Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. In “Up to Snuff”, friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history. Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, and Thirtysomething.
About the Egyptian Theatre Foundation: The Egyptian Theater Foundation enhances Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, Utah by providing conscientious oversight of the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the historically important venue. The ETF Board focuses on fundraising initiatives for special theater-related projects that attract increased community participation. The foundation is incorporate das a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the US IRS Code of 1986. Learn more at egyptiantheaterfoundation.org
About the Ogden Film Festival: The Ogden Film Festival is a film festival based in Ogden, Utah, that features short films of 15 minutes or less each. Its mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize, and honor filmmakers creating films under 15 minutes. The Ogden Film Festival celebrates the best in local film and talent.