Red Rock Film Festival kicks off in St. George

SOUTHERN UTAH – The Seventh Annual Red Rock Film Festival is a gathering for cinematic art in Zion Canyon of Southern Utah Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and Dec. 31. This retreat for independent premieres, films, and panels that both enlighten the senses and empower the mind will take place at Green Valley Spa, the Zion Lodge Auditorium and the Hurricane Fine Arts Center.

Red Rock is the newest incarnation of the film festival in Southern Utah. It evolved from a college film competition in 1991, and became an international event in 2004. The festival accepts entries of all genres, from shorts to full-length features, and is held in Southern Utah beneath the majestic red mountains of Zion Canyon.

It is the mission of the Red Rock Film Festival to encourage the production of media in both the independent and professional market that portray the human race in a positive light, and to applaud original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences from around the world.

To encourage the independent spirit, Red Rock strives to find a home for all films that qualify in competition, giving the filmmaker a chance to give their work exposure even if they may not make the festival finals.

The demographic is well educated and consists mostly of empty-nesters, young college students and seniors. The festival also aims to find new films for seniors as well as quality films for youth, sports films and films with American Indian themes.

2013 Venues

  • Hurricane Fine Arts Center – 92 South 100 West, Hurricane.
  • Green Valley Spa – 1871 West Canyon View Dr., St. George.
  • Zion Lodge Auditorium – Zion Canyon Scenic Dr., Zion National Park.

2013 Event Schedule

Friday, Nov. 1 | Zion Lodge | Zion Festival Kick-off
6:15 p.m. – Rebels with a Cause
8:15 p.m. – Driving Blind

Saturday, Nov. 2 | Green Valley Spa | St. George Kick-off
7 p.m. – You’ll Be a Man
9 p.m. – Vino Veritas

Wednesday, Nov. 6 | Green Valley Spa | 
St. George Opening
7 p.m. – Bidder 70
9 p.m. – Dusty’s Trail: Summit of Borneo + Zion Flix: Animation Sparks

Thursday, Nov. 7 | Hurricane | Opening Night
Noon – Filmmakers Event
5 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
5:30 p.m. – Patrons Event
7:30 p.m. – A River Changes Course
9:30 p.m. – WIlliam and the Windmill
10:30 p.m. – Opening Night Party

Friday, Nov. 8 | Hurricane

10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Regular and Special Screenings, Seminars and Workshops
Noon – Patrons Event
4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Filmmakers

Saturday, Nov. 9 | Hurricane
9:30 a.m. – Patrons Event
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Regular and Special Screenings, Seminars and Workshops
2:35 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Filmmakers
9:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony & Party

Tuesday, Dec. 31
7 p.m. – Best of Fest Screenings

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