Film Festival

ELKO – Films not shown in Elko theaters are part of the 13th annual Great Basin College Film Festival.

The unique event spans five days at two locations and includes a list of Oscar-nominated short films and three culturally diverse, critically acclaimed, feature-length movies. Each film will be accompanied by complimentary appetizers from local culinary sponsors.

All films start at 6 p.m. with the box office opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Student and senior tickets cost $7.

The festival kicks off February 15-17 at the Great Basin College Theatre, which recently updated its technology with a brand-new HD projector and wider screen.

Feb. 15 – “The Florida Project” with culinary sponsor Double Dice

Feb. 16 – “Marshall” with culinary sponsor Garibaldi’s Mexican Restaurant

Feb. 17 – “The Human Story” with culinary sponsor Odeh’s and Coffee Roasters

The festival continues Feb. 23 and 24 at the Western Folklife Center where attendees can see this year’s nominees for animated, live action and documentary short films before the winners are decided at the 90th Academy Awards.

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Tickets are on sale now in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop. Cost is $10 for one night or $15 for both nights.

Feb. 23 – Live and animated shorts with culinary sponsors Coffee Roasters and Ogi Deli

Feb. 24 – Documentary shorts with culinary sponsor Pizza Barn

The film festival could not be possible without the following sponsors: GBC ACE Committee; Dr. Terry J. Nevins; Roy’s Market; Janet Carter, OD; Solace Tattoo; GBC Theatre; Gretchen Skivington Rentals; Silver Dollar Club; Western Folklife Center; Elko Convention & Visitors Authority; and John Sherwood, Relax in Style.

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