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WYO Film Festival to Host In-Person Experience October 2-4 in Sheridan

Festival passes on sale via WYO Theater beginning September 2

WYO Film Festival, presented by ERA Carroll Realty Co., Inc., will return for the third year, Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the historic WYO Theater in Downtown Sheridan, Wyoming. The WYO Film Festival is expected to be the only film festival to host an in-person experience in Wyoming this year. The three-day festival will screen 13 feature and short films, including award-winning films that have screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals across the country.

WYO Film Festival is moving forward with an in-person festival experience and is working closely with the WYO Theater, the town of Sheridan, and local community members to ensure a safe environment for all festival attendees. The festival will observe social distancing recommendations and theater capacity will be significantly reduced, allowing for a safe distance between rows and seats. With reduced seating capacity, WYO Film Festival will host two screenings of each film throughout the weekend in an effort to provide a quality festival experience to as many people as possible. All attendees will be asked to reserve their seat at each screening upon purchase of their pass.

Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2020

WYO Theater
42 N. Main Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

The Films:
WYO Film Festival has received over 520 film submissions to date from filmmakers in 43 countries. This year’s official WYOFF film selections are:

Festival Program:

Friday, October 2

  • 7:30 p.m. | Friday Night Feature: Bastards’ Road*

Saturday, October 3

  • 10:00 a.m. | Short Film Program*
  • 1:00 p.m. | Feature Film: Bastards’ Road (Second Screening)*
  • 4:00 p.m. | Short Film Program (Second Screening)*
  • 7:30 p.m. | Saturday Night Double Feature: Early Light and COWBOYS: A Documentary Portrait*

Sunday, October 4

  • 10:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Feature: Big Fur
  • 1:00 p.m. | Double Feature: Early Light and COWBOYS: A Documentary Portrait (Second Screening)*
  • 4:30 p.m. | Big Fur (Second Screening)

* Denotes filmmaker Q&A after film screening

Ticket Info: WYO Film Festival passes will be available for purchase online beginning September 2 via the WYO Theater website or the WYO Theater Box Office.

VIP Pass – $100

Pass Includes:

  • Admission to each film screening
  • Guaranteed seating at each film screening by reservation
  • Admission to all official festival parties and outside events
  • Two drink tickets redeemable for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at any screening
  • Complimentary WYO Film Festival branded face mask
  • 10% discount if two passes are purchased together

Weekend Pass – $30

Pass Includes:

  • Admission to each film screening
  • Guaranteed seating at each film screening by reservation
  • Attendees can save $10 by purchasing a weekend pass

Individual Screening Tickets – $10

  • Available for purchase at the WYO Theater Box Office 15 minutes prior to the start of each screening
  • Tickets are highly limited and only available as socially distanced seating allows

Media: To apply for media credentials, please visit the media access section of the WYO Film Festival website.


Note to Editors: A media kit of festival and film assets is available for download.

Festival Highlights:

  • Bastards’ Road Film Kicks off Night One: Bastards’ Road, the documentary following Marine veteran Jon Hancock’s epic 6,000 mile journey across the country – on foot – will kick off the 2020 film festival on Friday night. Visiting his fellow 2/4 Marines – a unit known as the Magnificent Bastards – and families of their fallen along the way, Jon finds a mission greater than his own redemption. With remarkable honesty, insight and humor, Jon’s journey gives a uniquely positive approach to the post-war topic. Watch the trailer here.
  • Festival Parties: Outside events associated with the WYO Film Festival will be held daily during festival weekend and hosted by festival sponsors.
    • Friday, October 2
      • 5:00 p.m. | Pre-Screening Happy Hour at Bistro307
      • 9:30 p.m. | Opening Night Party at Welcome Market Hall
    • Saturday, October 3
      • 5:00 p.m. | Pre-Screening Happy Hour at Bistro307
      • 9:30 p.m. | After Party at Luminous Brewhouse
  • Filmmaker Q&A’s: WYO Film Festival is excited to welcome a number of filmmakers to Sheridan for this year’s festival. Filmmakers in attendance will participate in Q&A sessions with festival executive director, Justin Stroup, after screening their films.

Lodging: Best Western Sheridan Center is offering a special room rate for festival attendees traveling to Sheridan. Attendees interested in reserving a room can book using this link.

2020 Sponsors: WYO Film Festival is made possible by the support of generous sponsors.

Social Media: For festival updates follow WYO Film Festival @wyofilmfest on Instagram, Like the WYO Film Festival on Facebook; and follow @wyofilmfest on Twitter, hashtag #WYOFF.

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