The Cheyenne International Film Festival (CIFF) is converging with the F.A.S.T. Filmmaking Festival and in 2015 will be the Cheyenne International F.A.S.T. Film Festival September 10 - 27. There is something for every taste. CIFFF is a platform for communities to tell their stories and relate to one another through the art of motion pictures. Converging arts, culture and history. We will again have the top movies made between September 10 and September 25 screened on Sunday September 27th!

Oh,You Cowgirl featured on CIFF Closing Night

SHIRLEY MORRIS Director and Producer, 'Oh, You Cowgirl' Click on the image to get program and ticket information

The Cheyenne International Film Festival closes on Sunday May 20th with a screening of “Oh, You Cowgirl” and a short called “Shy Ann from Old Cheyenne” at the Atlas Theatre.

The program is a Call2ACTion in collaboration with the Cowgirls of the West Museum. Doors Open 6:00pm with a Filmmakers’ Reception – Music by the Peat Bog Mysteries and food by Nana’s House.

Oh, You Cowgirl (TRT: 92min)
Written and Directed by Shirley Morris (Oregon, USA)
Call2ACTion with the Cowgirls of the West Museum and the CFD Old West Museum
For the first time in history this true story unravels the mystery of the greatest untold legend in the west, Prairie Rose Henderson. Stories and books said she died in a blizzard and her bones weren’t found for another seven years.

Find out who the Prairie Rose really was and why she had to leave her legacy buried in a Wyoming blizzard. The film focuses upon the spirit and heart of the wild west show and rodeo cowgirls. The impact these women had in history and their contribution to our western heritage has been overlooked for nearly one hundred years. Take a ride with the unsung heroes of the west!


Cheyenne Autumn and Carroll Baker live!

Cheyenne Autumn World Premiere - Lincoln Theater

Carroll Baker is on the red carpet over Central Avenue from the Plains Hotel to the Lincoln Theater. Mayor Bill Nation was instrumental in getting John Ford's film to open in Cheyenne. Click on the image for ticket information.

Cheyenne Autumn makes an encore screening at the Lincoln Theater on Saturday morning May 19th.The program underwritten by the Wyoming Humanities Council opens with a discussion with former Cheyenne Mayor Bill Nation discussing his role in attracting the event to the Magic City.

The film made its World Premiere at the Lincoln in 1963.

Following the film actress Carroll Baker will be appearing live along with film scholar Foster Hirsch discussing the Cheyenne Autumn production and the changing roles of women on the screen as well as behind the camera.

Tickets are available on line or at the walk up box office at Phoenix Books and Music 1612 Capitol Avenue. Call ahead 307-632-3476.

The program is underwritten by the Wyoming Humanities Council. The Lincoln Theater doors open at 9am – 1615 Central Avenue in downtown Cheyenne.


CIFF opens tonight with reception and ‘Bully’

Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man is sponsored by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

The Cheyenne International Film Festival opens up tonight at the Depot Museum with a free community event. Join Wyoming Community Media and Midas Mufflers at 5pm for great appetizers and beverages.

CIFF will be screening some movies from past festivals. All patrons will receive coupon for one CIFF screening!

The Giving Voice screening of “Bully” is SOLD OUT. There may be a few “rush” tickets available at the door. The screening is at the Frontier 9 at 1400 Del Range Road in North Cheyenne.

A community panel and audience “talk-back” happens before and after the movie with begins at 6:30pm. Passholders are seated first, so get there a bit early.

Wyoming Triumph

Wyoming Triumph headlines the Wyoming Showcase

There are still tickets available for the Wyoming Showcase featuring films from around Wyoming and made by Wyoming people on Friday night May 18th at the Atlas Theatre.

Four films are scheduled – Wyoming Triumph by KGB Productions in Jackson; Bear Switch Project, the winner of The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival and Summer of 81 winner of the Wyoming Film Office $25000 short film contest. Appetizers by Nana’s House and music by Peat Bog Mysteries precede the film screenings.

Also screening is the winner of the Wyoming Student Film Festival in Casper.

Cheyenne Autumn World Premiere - Lincoln Theater

Carroll Baker is on the red carpet over Central Avenue from the Plains Hotel to the Lincoln Theater. Mayor Bill Nation was instrumental in getting John Ford's film to open in Cheyenne. Click on the image for ticket information.

Saturday morning opens with an encore screening of Cheyenne Autumn, the epic John Ford film which made its world premiere in Cheyenne back in 1963.

Actress Carroll Baker – sole surviving cast member will be making a live appearance via Skype following the film recounting her experiences in Cheyenne and with the film, as well as the changing role of women in film.

For more information and tickets for these and the rest of the program click on the image of Cafeteria Man screens at the Lincoln Theater following Cheyenne Autumn.



‘Saving Face’ and Daniel Junge film-only tix now on sale

Daniel Junge

The Saving Face evening with Daniel Junge tickets are selling out. CIFF is offering some tickets for the films and interview with Daniel Junge. Click on the image of Daniel to buy tickets.

The Cheyenne International Film Festival is honoring Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Daniel Junge On Saturday May 19th.

The full evening event is selling out, but CIFF is offering tickets for the films, interview and questions and answers with Daniel Junge.

The films include “One Day” which is Daniel’s latest short film followed by the Oscar-winning “Saving Face”.
Click on the image of Daniel to learn more about tickets and the program.

Tickets are also available at the Phoenix Books and Music walk-up box office 1612 Capitol Avenue in Downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Tickets for the reception honoring Daniel Junge are also on sale online and at the box office.


Meet the CIFF caterer – Nana’s House

Nana's House

Click on the Nana's House logo to learn more about Connie Powell's caterering.

The Cheyenne International Film Festival caterer is Nana’s House.  Owner Connie Powell was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and has been baking delicious homemade treats and sweets for 26 years. She has been happily catering for business and personal parties for 10 years.

Nana’s House will be providing appetizers for the opening night Wyoming Showcase May 18th and the closing night Oh, You Cowgirl program on Sunday May 20th.

Nana’s House was the personal chef for Wanzak Construction and Duke energy. If you ask them they will tell you exactly why they chose Nana’s House for all of their catering needs!

Everything is made fresh to order, never frozen for later use, so please allow 1 day for your items to be delivered fresh.  Nana never uses commercial mixes or ovens, everything is made from scratch.

Nana’s House of Goodies recently had the privilege of catering events for a number of well-known guests and special events.

Mayor Rick Kaysen attended the City of Cheyenne Historical division Christmas Party and Governor Matt Mead and other distinguished guests attended the unveiling of the Hathaway Statue.  Both events were catered by Nana’s House of Goodies.

Nana’s House has been a proud sponsor of the following – Bowl for the Cure, East High Spartans, The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24-hour filmmaking festival, and Ducks Unlimited.

And treats from Nana’s House of Goodies was enjoyed on New Years Eve at the Hynds Building fundraiser.


Opening night showcases Wyoming films

Wyoming Triumph

Wyoming Triumph headlines the Wyoming Showcase. Click on the image to get your tickets.

The Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine are presenting the Wyoming Showcase. The Cheyenne International Film Festival opens with four films produced by Wyoming people and set in Wyoming.

Get $5 off the ticket price through May 11th.

The Peat Bog Mysteries open the evening with their unique blend of bluegrass – celtic – country music and appetizers by Nana’s House of Goodies.

Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine is presenting “Wyoming Triumph” produced by KGB Productions in Jackson, Wyoming. Here’s the evening’s program:

The Bear Switch Project (2011 TRT: 7:00)
Directed by Luana Krause and Susan Vincenzes (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
This short won the Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival in September 2011.

Wyoming Short Film Contest Winner – “The Summer of ’81″ (2012 TRT: 15min)
Sponsored by the Wyoming Film Office
Preston Randolph, the filmmaker behind “The Summer of ’81.” The short tells the unique story of Wyoming man, Bob Taylor and the spirit and struggles of his life’s journey. From teaching in the city, to being a Cowboy in Wyoming, to raising his family without electricity in the cabin he built by hand, and of course baseball. Randolph will now have the opportunity to produce another film in Wyoming with his $25,000 winnings.

We would also like to congratulate Mark Pedri, the winner of this year’s $5,000 Filmmaker’s Choice Award. This award gave you — our contest entrants — the opportunity to recognize a fellow filmmaker, and Pedri came away with your approval. His short “Western Wandering” follows the filmmaker on a 700-mile mountain bike ride around Wyoming to discover what truly defines the state he was born and raised in.

Wyoming Student Film Festival – Best Film to Be Announced (2012 TRT: 10min)
The Wyoming Student Film Festival held in Casper “Best Film” will be screened as a part of the CIFF Wyoming Showcase.

Wyoming Triumph (2011 TRT: 52min)
Sponsored by Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine
KGB Productions, Directors: Chris Kitchen and Sam Pope
Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of unique characters, as they explore the state with the most rugged and remote terrain in the lower-48; a place where the ideals of individualism and freedom that founded the West are alive and well.

From the cattle ranch to the backcountry, the crew will push their mental and physical limits to overcome injuries, wild weather and unforeseen circumstances, in the un-skied terrain of remote Wyoming.

With an entirely original score, it will be a movie of exploration, set mostly in towns where more people own an elk rifle than a pair of skis.

Veteran skiers Rob LaPier and Trevor Hiatt are joined in their adventures by the most talented youth freeriders in the region: Tucker Mead, Matt Lucskow, Max Hammer, North Parker and Aidan Sheahan.

A story of grassroots exploration, of pushing the limits in the most remote and unforgiving terrain, of youth versus experience, Wyoming Triumph will captivate and inspire. You will laugh, you will feel the passion, and you may well cry.


CIFF Giving Voice ‘Bully’ tickets FREE thanks to WHC


Bully - Free Screening, but you need a ticket for a head count. Click on the logo for more information.

All tickets are FREE for the Cheyenne International Film Festival screening of “Bully” at the Frontier 9 Theater. Thanks to the Wyoming Humanities Council for underwriting the program including discussions before and after the film. Doors at 6:00pm – movie at 6:30pm.

There is no cost for tickets, but are required for admission to keep a seat count. There may be “Rush” tickets available at the door. Click on the Bully poster to learn more about getting tickets to ensure a seat.

The panel includes University of Wyoming Humanities Scholar Phil Roberts. He’ll be joined by Marc Homer, the director of the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance Kids Count program and Laramie County Judge and Director of the Cheyenne Youth Alternatives Program Ronn Jeffrey. The WHC uses the Giving Voice program to engage the community to discuss issues of concern and how to create a more civil society.

This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we’ve all been affected by bullying, whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground.

BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 million kids who’ll be bullied this year in the United States, it’s a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown.

For a lot of kids, the only thing that’s certain is that this year, like every other, bullying will be a big part of whatever meets them at their school’s front doors. Every school in the U.S. is grappling with bullying-each day more than 160,000 kids across the country are absent because they’re afraid of being bullied-but for many districts it’s just one more problem that gets swept under the rug. BULLY is a character-driven film. At its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this crisis.


CIFF Coupon for $5 savings for opening and closing night

$5 discount - open and closing night tickets

Scan the qr code or click on the image to get a coupon for a discount on open and/or closing night.

Order now and get the early bird special for the Cheyenne International Film Festival Program 1 – Wyoming Showcase and Program 9 – Oh, You Cowgirl. Offer expires May 11th.
Scan the QR code or click on the image. Download the coupon and redeem it at the CIFF Box Office at Phoenix Books and Music 1612 Capitol Avenue. Online, use code ciffprog to get your $5.00 savings.

The Wyoming Showcase are Wyoming films including The Bear Switch Project, The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival ‘Best Film” of 2011.

Also screening is the “Best Film” from the Wyoming High School Film Festival. The Wyoming Film Office Short Film Contest winner and recipient of $25,000 will screen.

The evening feature is “Wyoming Triumph” by KGB productions in Jackson. The full CIFF program is available for download.


CIFF Program 2012 complete

Cheyenne Autumn

Cheyenne Autumn - Starring Carroll Baker made its world premiere in Cheyenne back in 1964.

The Cheyenne International Film Festival program for 2012 is completed. The CIFF May 17 – 20 is highlighted by Cheyenne native Daniel Junge and his Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face”.

He’ll be on hand and in person at a reception taking place on the Mezzanine of the Plains Hotel. The screening takes place across the street at 1615 Lincoln.

Saturday May 19 is full and starts with a return screening of John Ford’s classic western “Cheyenne Autumn” which made its World Premiere at the Lincoln Theater in 1963. Actress Carroll Baker will participate in a live interview via Skype following the movie.

To see the entire program, click on the “Cheyenne Autumn” image to download a .pdf copy.


Long Stories Short: Relationships and Voices of Women

Program 4 - with West Side Girl

Program 4 includes "West Side Girl". Click on the image to find out more and buy tickets.

The Cheyenne International Film Festival is pleased to stay with its past tradition and featuring films made by women.

This year’s program includes films from around the world, as well as from the region. The subject matter is diverse.

Static (2011 TRT: 11min)
Directed by Mel Miskell (Australia)

Sia has returned home in an emotional twilight, paralyzed by a secret she can’t confront. When a friend from the past arrives through their reconnection she is able to find solace and equilibrium.

Ashley Waits (2010 TRT: 13min)
Call2ACTion with VFW Post 1881
Directed by Marylee Herrmann (Louisville, Colorado)

Would you have the courage to ask the tough question? With her boyfriend deployed to Afghanistan, young Ashley finds it unbearable. Jane, her best friend, has to summon the strength to confront her before Ashley reaches beyond the breaking point and does the unimaginable.

The Rose Garden (2012 TRT: 15:00)
Written and Directed by Pamela Cuming (Longmont, Colorado)

This bitter sweet story is about a man struggling with deep inner conflict who unexpectedly encounters a complete stranger whom through her compassion, acceptance and kindness, brings about transformation change and possibly even love.

West Side Girl (2011 TRT: 14min)
Produced by Liane Wunderlich and Andrew Serban and Directed by Andrew Serban

Patty Reilly — a devout Catholic, working class Irish, female punk — has lived in the rapidly gentrifying New York City neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen all her life. When she’s evicted in the middle of winter, she solicits the help of a couple of neighborhood friends to exact violent revenge.

when you find me (2011 TRT: 29min)
Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard (Los Angeles)

This story of two sisters whose childhood bond is tested by a tragedy they are too young to understand. Alternating between past and present, ‘when you find me’ is an emotional fable of two people coping with loss in very different ways, and what it takes to find peace within yourself and reconciliation with the ones you love.