Festival Report: The TriMedia Festival
by Christianne, Hollywood Nexus Creative Content Manager, Mountain Region
Held August 25 through 27 in Fort Collins, Colorado, the 1st Annual TriMedia Festival brought the visual arts to Northern Colorado. Featuring Film, Television, and Theatre entries, the festival had a little something for everyone.
Focusing on the community as the target audience, fest planners chose entries within a PG-13 guideline with a few entries pushing that envelope. Film and Television screenings were also presented in “blocks” by topic, allowing audiences to attend areas of interest.
Festival Co-Director Francie Meyer Glycenfer stated that the fest took 18 months from initial planning to festival weekend. Screenings and performances consisted of invited participants and items chosen from 40 submissions.
A pleasant surprise for a first-time fest was the number of film and theatre professionals who attended with their projects and made themselves available for Q&A sessions after performances.
While there were a few administrative hiccups on Saturday morning, the fest on the whole was run very professionally and should be a real winner as it expands in participation and content in the coming years.
Best of the Festival "Tomorrow is Today" (Dir. by Frederic Lumiere)
Jury Prize: Best Short Film Narrative "Absolute Zero" (Dir. by Alan Woodruff)
Jury Prize: Best Long Film Narrative "Jinjiimaa" (Dir. by Ochir Mashbat)
Jury Prize: Best Documentary "Forgive Me, Sergei" (Dir. by Damian Wojciechowski; Prod. by Caroline Walker)
Jury Prize: Best TV "Ghosts on the Tube" (Dir. by Joe Kane)
Jury Prize: Best Theatre "Brother Bargain" (Written by Nancy Fromhart)
Audience Award: Best Short Film/TV Narrative "A Day in the Life of a Bathroom Key" (Dir. by Jill Effron)
Audience Award: Best Long Film/TV Narrative "Tomorrow is Today" (Dir. by Frederic Lumiere)
Audience Award: Best TV Pilot/Special "Rommel and the Plot Against Hitler" (Dir. by Nicholas Natteau)
Audience Award: Best Documentary "The Day Arnold Schwarzenegger Kicked My Ass" (Dir. by Lorraine Fontanes)
Audience Award: Best Theatre "Stepsisters" (Written by Eli Weadley)