CHEYENNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RUNS MAY 18-19

Academy Award Winner Daniel Junge and Actress Carroll Baker to Attend

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (April 24, 2012) - The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF) will run May 17-20 in downtown Cheyenne at the Historic Atlas Theater and Lincoln Theater. The festival encourages and celebrates the art of film and digital media through creative forums for artistic and social awareness in the community.

Oscar-winning producer Daniel Junge will be featured. The Cheyenne native won the Academy Award this year for his film "Saving Face" about domestic violence victims in Pakistan and the British physician who gives disfigured women a new life. A reception, film screening, and question and answer session happens at the Lincoln Theater on Saturday, May 19.

Carroll Baker will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tribute on Friday night, May 18, at the Lincoln Theater. Baker starred in John Ford's epic western "Cheyenne Autumn," which had its 1964 world premiere in Cheyenne. The film will be shown Saturday morning May 19.

"Our main goal is to democratize the movie business and create a space for movie makers to screen their works," said Alan O'Hashi, CIFF executive director and producer.  "We encourage everyone to join our Facebook page and follow along with us."

During the festival, audience members can watch films from around the world while networking with producers, directors, writers and photographers. Through film, the community is brought together to discuss the stories, and to encourage and celebrate the art of film and digital media through creative forums.

The 2012 CIFF includes nine programs and three gala events. Tickets may be purchased for individual films or events, or may be purchased as an "All Access Pass" for $90. For more information on the film festival or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.cheyenneinternationalfilmfestival.com/, or call (307)509-0182 for more information.

CIFF is a production of Wyoming Community Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and growing the film community in the Rocky Mountain West, and to make film and digital media accessible to all.

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