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Angie de Braga
ACE Committee Chairman
Great Basin College


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Great Basin College Film Festival

ACE Logo graphic.Our mission statement is to "bring culturally diverse films to an isolated, rural community; to enrich and entertain."

The film festival started in 2005 with the first screenings being of French films on the GBC campus. Thanks to French grant money received the first several years were all French films. Starting in 2010 the festival began screening independent films from all over the world including US films. Over the years we have skyped Q & A sessions with film makers from as far away as New Zealand. Howard Rosenberg from UNR presided over a discussion after a French film screening and we had a film maker appear live for a Q & A after screening his film "The Flyboys".

The film festival has also screened short films from university students from around the country Including graduates of Elko High School. In 2016 the festival included for the first time screenings of the Oscar nominated live action and animated short films, a tradition that has continued and in 2018 the oscar nominated documentaries will be added. The 2016 festival also included a "Battle of the food trucks" right outside the GBC theater. Three local food trucks offered film attendees their best appetizers and food samplings.

The 2018 Film Festival will show off the brand new High Definition digital projector and wide screen at the GBC theater.

Films You’ll See Nowhere Else

13th annual GBC Film Festival graphic.For the 13th consecutive year, the public will have the chance to enjoy the annual Great Basin College Film Festival. The unique event spans five days and showcases films that never made it to local theaters, including a list of Oscar Nominated Short Films and three culturally diverse, critically acclaimed, feature-length movies.

All films start at 6 p.m. with the box office opening at 5:30 p.m. Each film will be accompanied by complimentary appetizer from local culinary sponsors.

The festival kicks off at the Great Basin College Theatre February 15, 16, and 17 with a selection of the year’s best films. GBC’s theatre recently updated its technology with a brand-new HD projector and wider screen. Tickets cost $10. Student and senior tickets cost $7. The following films will be shown at GBC:

  • Thursday, Feb. 15: The Florida Project with culinary sponsor Double Dice
  • Friday, Feb. 16: Marshall with culinary sponsor Garibaldi’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: The Human Story with culinary sponsor Odeh’s, Collective 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. Tickets are on sale now in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop. Cost is $10 for one night or $15 for both nights.

  • Friday, Feb. 23: Live and Animated Shorts with culinary sponsors Collective Coffee Roasters, Ogi Deli
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: Documentary Shorts with culinary sponsor Pizza Barn

The film festival would not be made possible with these 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
  • Relax in Style- John Sherwood

For more information call (775) 753-1533.

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Angie de Braga
ACE Committee Chairman
Great Basin College

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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