Tag: BAR NOIR

Shorts for the win!

Spring has returned to the Kittitas Valley, and our hearts turn once again to making movies. That’s right, folks, EFF is organizing another filming spree. Participating teams will write an original screenplay, shoot and edit the footage all in one weekend. Sleep? Fuggedaboutit! Check out the Facebook page, then get your crew together and contact EFF to register: pr@ellensburgfilmfestival.com.

The competition launches at noon on Saturday, April 30.

Final cut due at noon on Monday, May 2.

Screening and awards on Saturday, May 14.

See you there!

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This month’s free film feature will be Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963), starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau and James Coburn.

We will screen the movie on Saturday, April 10th at 8:00 PM at the Gallery One Visual Arts Center, 408 N Pearl St, in historic downtown Ellensburg. The DJs will set the music spinning at 10:00 PM, and there will be dancing and discussion until the wee hours. The film is all ages. For BAR NOIR, you must be 21 or older. Here’s the breakdown for the PowerPoint crowd:

When: Saturday, April 10

Where: Gallery One Visual Arts Center, 408 N Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA

Film Noir: Charade screens at 8PM (all ages)

BAR NOIR: DJ’d music and dancing 10PM – 2AM (21+, Iron Horse Beer, Sagecliffe wine & cocktails)

(contributed by Inti)

Relaunch 2010

Welcome back to the EFF blog. The Board of Directors is busy putting together our promotional campaign for this year’s program. The website should be up and running later this month, and we anticipate sending out a call for submissions in March.

Watch this space for updates as we move forward with planning and preparation for EFF#6. You can also track our progress through Facebook (we are double dipping with both a personal page and a fan page), Twitter and Myspace.

A second function of this blog and our other social media sites will be to keep you abreast of events, fundraisers and other fun stuff that EFF will be involved in over the course of the year. To that end, I am happy to announce the return of the Film Forum (any suggestions for a new name?), a monthly free film screening that will lead-in to BAR NOIR, a speakeasy-style happening with adult beverages, music  and dancing.

This month’s Film Forum feature will be D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1950). An excellent review is available online at Noir of the Week.

The screening is Saturday, February 27th at 8:00 PM at the Gallery One Visual Arts Center, 408 N Pearl St, in historic downtown Ellensburg, WA. The DJs will set the music spinning at 10:00 PM, and there will be dancing and discussion until the wee hours. The Forum is all ages. For BAR NOIR, you must be 21 or older. For you PowerPoint types, I’ve broken it down below.

When: Saturday, February 27

Where: Gallery One Visual Arts Center, 408 N Pearl St, Ellensburg, WA

Film Forum: D.O.A. screens at 8PM (all ages)

BAR NOIR: DJ’d music and dancing 10PM – 2AM (21+, Iron Horse Beer, Sagecliffe wine & cocktails)


There is a third function for this blog, and that is to be an arena for discussing film. We’d like to include film and DVD reviews; essays on cinema; links to other film discussion websites and blogs; thoughts on movies, media and modern culture; rants; cool pictures; and anything else that stimulates a lively conversation about the art of moving pictures. We will feature commentary from EFF Board members, as well as from festival volunteers and supporters. If you have ideas, topics or articles, leave your comments here at WordPress or any of the Ellensburg Film Festival’s other web avatars. You can also contact me directly at traffic@ellensburgfilmfestival.com.

(contributed by Inti)