The Boulder International Film Festival is another amazing local success story. This was the Festival’s fifth year, and attendance was a record-breaking 14,200 (up 9 percent over 2008). It has developed a reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the country; MovieMaker magazine recently dubbed it one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world.

Hats off to co-directors Kathy and Robin Beeck for creating a great event. The Boulder International Film Festival has made quite a name for itself and, consequently, our whole community.

We’d like to think we’ve had a small hand in its success. The Camera has partnered with the Festival every year, producing and distributing its event guide and marketing the event. The Boulder International Film Festival is one of the more than 120 local organizations we are honored to sponsor every year. The fact that this one happens to attract celebrities to our fair city is icing on the cake. The Camera was there for year one, and we’re looking forward to another amazing partnership and event in year six. Organizers anticipate 18,000 attendees for the 2010 Festival, and I’ll be one of them. See you there Valentine’s Day Weekend: Feb. 11-14. And look for ticket sales information in your Camera in the New Year.