Annual Film Festival at Avalon Theatre

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- October has officially been named “Art Month” in Grand Junction, and Filmmakers from all over the Western Slope made their way to the Avalon Theatre.

This is the third annual grand junction film festival. Officials say the goal of the fest is to show the importance of storytelling through media. In addition to the many films they are showing, six of the films are by recent graduates from CMU and WCCC. Emmy award winning Neil Mandt was the main speaker, he’s known for producing films with Disney.

“Being able to offer those students a platform to show their work to this community is huge, it is life-changing, because a lot of the time students don’t get to show their work to a wider community. Especially one that they interact with on a regular basis,” says Grand Junction Film Festival Arielle Brachfeld.

To end the night, there will be a red carpet party and an award ceremony. City Council members will help pass out awards.