We are extremely pleased to announce our 2014 program, our biggest and most exhilarating yet. Selection seemed more challenging than ever in 2014 from the sheer abundance of quality and novelty in so much of what today’s filmmakers are exploring. Something positive has definitely shifted out there.
• We’ll present 50 films including features, shorts, and music videos in a variety of genres, with 17 countries represented.
• Multifaceted musical artists CocoRosie will perform an original live score to Sergei Parajanov’s 1968 masterpiece The Color of Pomegranates.
• 2 Special screenings of Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood in Marfa and Alpine. Filmed over 12 years with the same actors, Boyhood breaks new ground with a story of growing up unlike any other.
• We’ll celebrate the 4th of July with an advance screening of acclaimed French director Michel Gondry’s new film Mood Indigo.
• As usual we’ll screen films outdoors under the brilliant West Texas night sky, including Paolo Sorrentino’s undeniable modern classic La Grande Belleza.
• This year for the first time MFF will also include an interactive experimental arcade curated by Juegos Rancheros of ATX, where visitors can experience cutting-edge virtual reality games designed especially for MFF around the “Space Cowboy” mythos.
• Look out for soon-to-be-announced special events, happenings, and music from a delightful cast of talented contributors. Beyond any doubt this will be the best Marfa Film Festival yet, we hope you’ll experience it with us.
Since 2007 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. Over 5 days we screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by drive-in style outdoor forgotten classics screenings under the stars, with special happenings and spaces throughout.
Our program celebrates innovation and excellence in film through highly selective curation and fostering a relaxed social space where up-and-coming filmmakers and adventurous cinephiles can mix with film veterans and living legends in a captivatingly scenic, culturally rich environment. We show films one-at-a-time, so attendees can enjoy the entire program with spare hours to relax and socialize in that unhurried “sun-drenched desert town at the end of the world” Marfa kind of way.
The remote landscape surrounding Marfa has witnessed a fascinating history of art and film which continues to unfold in 2014. Festival attendees enjoy an intimate get-away immersed in the unique culture, spectacular scenery, and clear air of the Marfa plateau.
Passes get you into all screenings, plus a commemorative badge, festival tote and program guidebook. Passes are available for pickup starting July 2nd at our check-in desk in the Paisano Hotel ballroom.
B.I.G. Passes also include complimentary Patron throughout the festival, deluxe takeaways, and other extras.
Individual screening passes available on site for $15 each.
• All passes purchased with Bitcoin or MyriadCoin receive a 20% discount.
• Discounted Passes and Tickets available on site for Tri-County residents.
We accept Narratives, Documentaries, Animated Films, Music Videos, and Experimental Works of any genre, addressing any topic. Films must screen within defined runtimes, detailed in our submission guidelines. Marfa Film Festival places no restriction on an entry’s production date or premier status. We also welcome abandoned classics from decades past and never before seen indies.
Traveling to the Marfa Film Festival is an adventure in itself. Located in one of the most remote corners of the United States, you can arrive here by automobile, train, and private airplane. For specific information about how to make your way to Marfa click here.
We’ll also run a complimentary shuttle service to & from the neighboring town of Alpine (26 miles east) throughout the festival, with regular pickups and arrivals timed to coincide with film screenings, plus a late night return shuttle. A duplicate portion of our program will also screen in Alpine theaters, so we highly recommend booking there if accommodations in Marfa become scarce.
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