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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 2019 Film Festival will feature the new High Definition digital projector and wide projection screen at the GBC theater.

Read the Elko Daily Free Press Film Festival article.

View the 2019 GBC Film Festival promotional trailer.

Films You’ll See Nowhere Else

For the 14th consecutive year, the public will have the chance to enjoy the annual Great Basin College Film Festival. This unique event 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.

The 14th annual Elko GBC Film Festival:

  • Thursday, January 31The Rider, 3 pm at the Great Basin College theater, co-sponsored by the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
  • Thursday, February 14 - Oscar nominated documentary short films, 6 pm at the Western Folklife Center. Culinary sponsor, Garibaldi's.
  • Friday, February 15 - Oscar nominated animated short films, 6 pm at WFC. Culinary sponsor, Pizza Barn.
  • Saturday, February 16 - Oscar nominated live action short films, 6 pm at WFC. Culinary sponsor, Double Dice.
  • Friday, February 22The Great Buster, 6 pm at GBC Theatre. Culinary sponsor, Two Sisters.
  • Saturday, February 23Beautiful Boy, 6 pm at GBC theater.  Culinary sponsor, Arbillaga Catering.

Ticket prices for screenings at the GBC theater are $10, $7 students & seniors. Poetry Gathering day pass holders get free admittance to The Rider. Ticket prices for screenings at the WFC Oscar shorts screenings are $10 or $25 for all three nights and are on sale now at the Western Folklife Center gift shop.

Food will be served at intermission during the WFC screenings and prior to screenings at the GBC theater.

Festival Sponsors include:

  • Jan King & Dr. David Hogle
  • 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
  • Western Folklife Center
  • Stick With Us Amusements, LLC
  • Solace Tattoo
  • ABE/ESL Dept, GBC

Culinary Sponsors include:

  • Pizza Barn
  • Double Dice
  • Garibaldi's
  • Two Sisters
  • Arbillaga Catering

For more information call (775) 753-1533.

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Committee Minutes

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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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