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Thursday, March 26


Opening Night Party
Come celebrate the kick-off of the 12th Annual Vail Film Festival after the opening night film. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer. A full bar will be available.

Open to Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor and Industry Passholders. Passes are on sale now.

Thursday March 26, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Lodge at Vail 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO 81657
Friday, March 27


Friday Night Concert
Enjoy complimentary Lagunitas beer while listening to these fantastic musicians.

Available to Patron, Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor, and Industry Passholders. Individual Tickets for $20 will also be available at the door. Passes on sale now.

listed in alphabetical order

Andrew Belle is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter. He released his debut album, The Ladder, in 2010 and its follow up, Black Bear, in 2013. Andrew was presented a John Lennon Songwriting award in 2009 and is currently part of the critically acclaimed US touring group Ten Out Of Tenn. His most recent EP
Black Bear Hushed includes reimagined versions of tracks from Black Bear. The Ladder and Black Bear were each selected as iTunes Albums of the Year in 2010 and 2013. His music has been featured on hit shows Grey's Anatomy and Castle, among others.

A self-taught musician and singer, Andy Davis began his career as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN around 2004, and has since released 6 studio albums (including 2 produced by renowned producer Mitchell Froom (Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Crowded House)).  Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Andy has toured extensively across the US and abroad, and his music has appeared in television shows such as “One Tree Hill” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”  In 2011, Andy quietly raised $41,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for a new album, and in 2012 made his acting debut on Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva.”  Newly relocated to Los Angeles, Andy has been producing up-and-coming talent, composing for film and tv, and is currently recording a new solo album, due late 2015.

From humble beginnings, Among Savages' Peter Barbee is aiming high and has continued to unfold the circuitous path of his musical career with patience and thoughtfulness. In the past year alone 26-year-old Barbee has traveled between Los Angeles and New York performing and perfecting his live show, was selected as a musical guest and participated in the St Barth's Music series, began his own musical arrangement company, recorded a new EP and full length Sophomore album set to release in fall of 2013, and spear-headed several collaborative projects to be announced later this year. It remains incredibly important that this band is self-sustaining and Barbee has maintained all creative control and produced his body of work single-handedly.

In the past year Among Savages self-released their debut album "Wanderings Of An Illustrative Mind" - which quickly found it's way to iTunes Indie Spotlight, was also featured on Gossip Girl's season finale and was selected as  the soundtrack to clothing designer Paul Mitchell's winter fashion show in Calgary. American Eagle approached Barbee as a representative artist for a major re-branding campaign and spotlighted his album which was played throughout their retail stores around the nation.

Honesty and work ethic are driving forces behind this group. Barbee has been described as a "young, old soul" who has witnessed many things, thought many thoughts, developed a sense of humor and survived his own trials with a good purpose in mind. His uncommon perspective is wonderfully distilled into the music he humbly and generously offers to you - his audience, his friends.

Friday March 27, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Marriott 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657
Saturday, March 28


The Dawn Wall Preview and Q&A

Climber Kevin Jorgeson will be in attendance to screen never-before-seen footage of his recent epic climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall with Tommy Caldwell, from the new documentary by Big Up Productions and Sender Films.

Considered by many, “The hardest route ever climbed,” and “The Climb of the Century,” the climb garnered worldwide media attention and was featured on the front page of the New York Times

In 2009, Kevin Jorgeson asked Tommy Caldwell if he needed a partner for his new project on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Over the next six years, Tommy and Kevin spent hundreds of days working out the pieces, failing constantly, but keeping the dream alive that one day they might free climb the Dawn Wall. On December 27, 2014, Kevin and Tommy started their “push” to leave the ground and not return until they either succeeded or were stormed off. 19 days later, their dream became a reality when they stood on the top of El Capitan.

Saturday March 28, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cascade 1 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657


Awards Ceremony
Saturday March 28, 2015 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Vail Mountain School 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail, CO 81657


Closing Night Party
Come mingle with other film lovers (maybe even break out a few dance moves) and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer at the closing night party.

Access available to Prima, Filmmaker, Sponsor and Industry passholders. Passes on sale now.

Saturday March 28, 2015 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott Downstairs Ballroom