Cinema Steamboat makes its debut in 2020 as a pop-up drive-in film festival. Nestled between the Emerald Park soccer fields and the Yampa River Botanic Park, the local community is invited to bundle up and drive in for a single evening celebration of short films that represent everything from animation to documentary to drama. The playlist has being curated from more than 250 submissions that poured in from all over the country during the past month, plus one incredible Colorado-story feature film.
2020 Festival Schedule
Friday, November 21
Emerald Park Lot — 900 Pamela Lane, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
5:30 pm — Gates OPEN
Access for parking of ticketed cars ONLY
6:00 pm — Showtime!
View 90 minutes of short films curated by our team of film aficionados.
All details subject to change or cancellation due to weather or unforeseen pandemic conditions
In accordance with state and county restrictions, we encourage you to say NO to social gatherings. This event allows you to attend safely with your immediate household. Tickets are per-car, and pleas attend only with people in your immediate household and/or family. If in doubt, take two cars. Masks and distancing are required if you exit your car for any reason.
Directed by George ve Gänæaard, & Horia Cucută
Directed by Allison Power
Directed by Jeremy Schaefer
Directed by Michael Mazzanti
Directed by Hsuan Yu Pan
Directed by Yali Sharon
Directed by Wesley Walker
Directed by Andrew de Burgh
Directed by Romulo Mena
Directed by David Burgis
Directed by Trilina Mai
Directed by Caroline Locke
D-REP: Fight for Life was a featured film selection screening at the 2020 Cinema Steamboat film festival. This is a recorded conversation between film subjects Dave and Amand Repsher, Director Michael Mazzanti and Executive Producer Jeff Kosloski, hosted by Bud Werner Memorial Library.
How will I see the film and hear the sound?
Movie lovers are invited to watch the films with your immediate household social distanced from others while inside your car. There will be a big screen at the front, and the audio will be delivered to your vehicle radio by an FM transmitter.
How will we stay warm?
Prepare for the cold! Bring blankets, wear warm clothes, bring a thermos of hot cider, hot chocolate or coffee, and snuggle up!
What about the car emissions?
We suggest you only turn your car on for short spurts to warm up. If you turn your car on for only 5 minutes every half hour, we can stay environmentally safe and stay toasty in our cars.
Will there be a bathroom?
Yes. There will be a port-o-let with hand sanitizing station available for attendees of the drive-in film festival.
How long is the festival?
The 2020 drive-in festival lineup runs about 90 minutes.
All details are subject to change or cancellation due to extreme weather or unforeseen pandemic conditions.
Cinema Steamboat is presented by Steamboat Springs Chamber, Steamboat Springs Film Committee, Steamboat Creates, Bud Werner Memorial Library & the City of Steamboat Springs.
Event support for Cinema Steamboat is provided by Whistle Bird Productions, High Drama Productions Ltd., The Main Event, 2005 Films & Always Mountain Time Radio.
Cinema Steamboat's official lodging sponsor is Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge the wisdom provided by the Colorado Office of Film, Television, & Media.
Cinema Steamboat was honored as a Blueprint 2.0 winner from the state Office of Economic Development. As part of the program to grow a film festival for Steamboat Springs, the state film office provided a full year of mentorship and support from the following experts:
Cinema Steamboat has been developed and organized by a local team in Steamboat Springs: