A panel of award-winning filmmakers discuss their views on the pandemic’s impact on current cinema. While this event is free you will need a ticket to enter. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available at the Fiske ticket office. Come early to enjoy live musical entertainment and art in the Fiske Lobby from 5:45-7PM!

Meet the Filmmakers:

Skinner Myers has written and directed 11 films. His feature film debut premiered at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival.

Trent Harris is a Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Utah and director behind such cult favorites as RUBIN & ED and BEAVER TRILOGY.

Michael Brown is a five-time Everest summiting documentarian whose last project, THE WEIGHT OF WATER, won audience awards and top prizes in many festivals around the world.

Cory McAbee is the actor,musician, director, behind THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT and many more ongoing projects.

Emilie Upczak is an independent filmmaker whose debut narrative feature, MOVING PARTS, premiered at the Denver Film Festival and is currently working on a new short: SILT.


Free show!

Thu October 7, 2021, 7:00 PM, Fiske Planetarium

Mask mandates are currently in place for campus auditoriums. Attendance will also be capped to allow for social distancing.



10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

Thank you, sponsors!
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Looking for a gift for a friend?
Buy a Frequent Patron Punch Card for $60 at any IFS show. With the punch card you can see ten films (a value of $90).

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

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