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Great Basin College


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Great Basin College Film Festival

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.

Films You’ll See Nowhere Else in Elko

For the 15th 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 culturally diverse, critically acclaimed, feature-length movies.

The 15th annual Great Basin College Film Festival:

  • Friday, February 14 Culinary sponsor, Pizza Barn.
  • Saturday, February 15
  • Friday, February 21 Culinary sponsor, Double Dice.
  • Saturday, February 22

Festival Sponsors include:

  • Great Basin College, ABE/ESL Department
  • Stick With Us Amusements, LLC
  • Arbillaga Catering
  • Solace Tattoo
  • Jan King & Dr. David Hogle

Culinary Sponsors include:

  • Pizza Barn
  • Double Dice

For more information call (775) 753-1533.

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Russ Minter
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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