Red Rock Film Festival at Zion Canyon

Events, What's New — By julietrevelyan on November 9, 2010 at 7:30 am

The 4th Annual Red Rock Film Festival is coming to Springdale, Utah, November 11-14. Coinciding with Veterans Day on the 11th, which is also a fee-free day for Zion National Park, the festival is expected to draw many independent film enthusiasts.

Touted as being Robert Redford’s first choice for what became the uber-popular Sundance Film Festival, Springdale is a fun little gateway town for Zion. A collection of restaurants, shops, and of course the immense, breathtaking backdrop of Zion Canyon make the area a visually stimulating location for a film festival. Although this year’s venues are primarily in the St. George area, the closing day ceremonies will be held at a mysteriously “undisclosed” location somewhere in Springdale or Zion.

Springdale, Utah

Upbeat and positive, the festival’s website declares “Fans, critics, politicians, scientists, environmentalists and enthusiasts are all welcome, but ART is still going to come FIRST – for without art, there would be no inspiration to solve the world’s problems. Let film as art lead.”

[photos courtesy of grahamc99, we are dc]

Tags: independent film, Red Rock Film Festival, Springdale, st. george, Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Zion