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Film-tastic Filmfest

Dear Editor:

The Board of Aspen Film would like to thank several individuals and businesses for making Aspen Filmfest 2008 such a successful event. We are proud to be a part of a community that places a high value on film and the arts, and to be supported by so many individuals who collectively contributed to this triumphant film festival. This very special five days of film brought so many wonderful people together on several joyous occasions, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Audiences enthusiastically participated in our balloting process, and the winners are … Audience Favorite Feature: “I’ve Loved You So Long” starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Audience Favorite Documentary: “Pressure Cooker”

Carbondale’s Audience Favorite Feature is “How About You,” featuring Vanessa Redgrave and Imelda Staunton, and Audience Favorite Documentary is “Life. Support. Music.”

A very special thank you to The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, The City of Aspen, Snowmass Village, The Aspen Times, Aspen Peak, Aspen Public Radio, Aspen Alps, Aspen Square, The Gant, Hearthstone House, Hotel Aspen, The Little Nell, North of Nell, Sky Hotel, KDNK Radio, KSNO Radio, KSPN Radio, PLUM TV, Boogie’s Clothing Store, Copy Copy, Grateful Deli, Film Movement, Domino’s Pizza, HD Cinema, Colorado Audio Visual, The Travel Agents, Taster’s Pizza, Sabra’s Deli, and Stryker Brown Architects, and iThree Graphic Design. We also thank our wonderful volunteers and the staffs of the Wheeler Opera House, Isis Theatre, and the Crystal Theatre. In addition to the several thousands of people who attended the festival’s public screenings, also, we reached more than 1,000 students from Aspen to Rifle via film screenings and festival guests in the classrooms.

Neil Karbank, president

Laura Thielen, executive director

Aspen Film


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