^
Keep Westword Free
4

EFPalooza Film Festival Returns to the Bug This Week

The Emerging Filmmakers Project got its start at dozen years ago at the Bug Theater, and was honored with one of the initial MasterMind Awards. One of the EFP's winning events was the EFPalooza Film Festival,which returns to the Bug on Thursday after a several-year hiatus; more than forty local filmmakers will be featured throughout the weekend. "The Emerging Filmmakers Project and all the festivals that we do are really unique," says Patrick Sheridan, executive director of the EFP, who's hosting EFPalooza with festival director Eileen Agosta. "It's a great resource and opportunity for local filmmakers."

See also: The Church of Coen Worships Filmmaking Brothers at Services Starting Sunday

Although the Bug hasn't hosted EFPalooza for several years, it's now committed to hosting EFPalooza annually, Sheridan says, and proceeds of this year's festival will go to improving the venue. The 2015 festival will feature films from past festivals, as well as some premieres, and filmmakers will be on hand at most showings to talk about their work.

New to the lineup this year will be Den-Ex, dedicated to experimental films made by local filmmakers. On January 16, the programming will be one block of six films, all from the January 2015 Emerging Filmmakers Project. On January 17, there will be two themed blocks: Friday Night Shorts and Comedy Block. Saturday, January 18 features a full lineup with three blocks of films: Blast From the EFP Past, Saturday Night Shorts and Closing Night Shorts. Filmmakers will be on hand at most programs to talk about their work.

The themes were designed to give the festival more cohesiveness, "in part because we like to give people an idea of what they're seeing," Sheridan explains.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

A full festival pass is $15. A single block ticket is $5, a full-day ticket $10. All can be bought online or at the door. The full lineup, as well as information about the other local events and festivals hosted by the Bug, is available on the Bug website.


Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.