The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF) offers audiences an opportunity to see films from around the world and network with and learn from producers, director, writers and photographers. In its first year, there were 35 films from around the world screening at the Historic Atlas Theatre in downtown Cheyenne. Keep up with the latest by joining the CIFF facebook page.
The mission of CIFF is to encourage and celebrate the art of film and digital media through creative forums for artistic and social awareness in the community served. We want to bring the community together to discuss their stories.
Through partnerships with Downtown Cheyenne, the Downtown Cheyenne Merchants’ Association, the Wyoming Film Office, the City of Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, WCM is creating a strong community-based infrastructure to support film and digital media.
Our main goal is to democratize the movie business and create a space for movie makers to screen their works. On the first day of CIFF 2009, CIFF conducted a seminar about the film and digital media business that includes a workshop during which participants will produce short films.
CIFF is a production of Wyoming Community Media (WCM). WCM is 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to nurturing and growing the film community in the Rocky Mountain West and make film and digital media accessible to all.
Cheyenne International Film Festival
109 E 17th Street Suite 40 : Cheyenne, WY 82001
CALL CIFF 307-509-0181 : EMAIL CIFF
WYOMING COMMUNITY MEDIA (WCM)
WCM offers a variety of programs throughout the year including: (1) the Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF); (2) the Wyoming Film Institute training and outreach; (3) The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 Hour Filmmaking festival.
WCM offers year-round community educational outreach programs and screenings including the Shoot Out Top 10 Films, the Wyoming Film Institute and the Film-related tourism conference and providing other digital media-related services. WCM doesn’t directly save whales or protect children, but empowers others to attain their goals and missions through training, digital media production services, fiscal agency, live event planning and implementation through social media marketing strategies.
Digital Media Production Services
WCM is a production company that can work within any budget and help you meet your video production needs efficiently and with high production value.:
- Pre-production – scriptwriting, casting, location scouting
- Production services – cameras and camera operation (Sony HDV V1U, Sony HDV A1U); Backdrops (painted and green screens); Lights – flat panel, soft boxes; Sound – Sony wired and wireless mikes, Audiotechnics boom; Action – direction, craft services, transport and other support services.
- Post Production – DVD authoring, web streaming and social media strategy development and implementation
Social Media Marketing
WCM not only can produce top quality digital media that conveys your message, WCM can help you get your message seen and heard through harnessing social media like facebook, twitter and myspace. WCM can work with you to meld social media marketing with your existing advertising and outreach approaches.
Event Development and Implementation
WCM produces the annual Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 Hour Filmmaking festival in the fall. The event attracted 21 film making production crews to Downtown Cheyenne. The top 10 films were screened at the Lincoln Theater.
WCM also produces the Cheyenne International Film Festival set to take place at the historic Atlas Theater. Films of all genres from around the world are planned to be screened. WCM is also collaborating on the Cheyenne Wine and Arts Festival in the Summer.
Community-Based Training and Out of School Learning
WCM provides training services to students of all ages in Southeast Wyoming and beyond. Training may be on an individual basis or for groups. WCM works closely with local school districts, colleges and universities to develop “hands-on” practical out-of-school learning opportunities in all facets of production, behind and in front of the camera. Student teams produce programs for community TV channels and web streaming and the Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 Hour film making festival.
Fiscal Agency – Co-Production – Event Production
Are you working on a movie, digital video, TV, film festival, stage production project and you’d like to do it with non-profit status? WCM sponsors and co-produces projects for individuals or organizations without 501(c)(3) status. Non-profit status provides many benefits: productions be covered under the WCM liability insurance, be eligible for grants from foundations and the government, investors in your project can enjoy a tax exempt donation as allowed by law.
Wyoming Community Media
CALL WCM 307-509-0181 : EMAIL WCM