Film Festivals
By Vail Film Festival
Mar 5, 2008, 17:31

Premiere Festival Sponsors Include Epson, Stella Artois, ubaru, Swiss Army and Town of Vail

Vail, CO -Ė The Vail Film Institute announced today the sponsors of the 5th Annual Vail Film Festival. The independent film festival will hit the slopes from April 3 -April 6, 2008 at Americaís top-rated ski resort in Vail, Colorado. For the fourth year in a row, Best Life magazine, the nationís fastest growing menís magazine, will serve as the Festivalís presenting sponsor.

Vail Film Festival will continue its collaboration with (RED), an international initiative founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund, an innovative public-private partnership created to finance a dramatic turnaround in the fight against AIDS. (RED) and the Vail Film Festival will premiere the RED Vision Short Film Showcase at the 2008 Vail Film Festival, a screening of the winning films from the RED Vision Short Film Contest. As it did last year, the Festival will contribute 25% of the sale of each Festival Avanti Pass to the Global Fund.

"2008 marks our fifth year, and we're very proud of how far the Festival's come in such a short period of time," said Scott Cross, co-founder and co-director of the Vail Film Festival. "We are especially proud of the reputation the Festival has developed among filmmakers as a great place to screen and premiere their work. The submissions we receive are the best in independent film, allowing us to have an exceptionally strong film program. This year, we'll screen more films than ever before, with even more filmmakers in attendance to support their work. We are honored to have an incredible group of sponsors that believe in the power of film and whose contributions enhance every aspect of the Festival. Their support has enabled us to continue to grow and to create several new and exciting programs for the fifth year."

About Vail Film Festival:
The Vail Film Festival promotes independent filmmaking, with a special focus on new and innovative filmmakers. Besides screening some of the yearís top films from around the globe, the festival will also feature workshops, seminars, industry panel discussions and special events with award-winning actors, writers and directors. A special awards ceremony, family festivities, ski and snowboarding events, VIP parties and live music will round out this four-day event. The Vail Film Festival is produced by the Vail Film Institute, a non-profit arts organization that is dedicated to fostering independent cinema and creative filmmaking. Festival passes incorporate a combination of movies, filmmaker panels, galas and music, with deep discounts on skiing for festival pass holders.

Festival Website:
Phone: 866.476.1092

About Best Life:
Best Life is the fastest -growing menís magazine in the country*. Published by Rodale, Inc., Best Lifeís mission is to inform, entertain, and guide the successful 35-plus man in managing the issues that truly matter to himóhis family, his finances, and his physical and emotional health. With practical and passionate service journalism and imagery that challenges and inspires, Best Life helps men address the ultimate question: How can we better understand our lives, and how can we live them to the fullest? The magazine reaches 2.5 million readers and is published 10 times a year.

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