Take a stand for social justice with a relaxing and memorable stay
Elizabeth Hotel and ACT Human Rights Film Festival offer rewarding room package
By Carol Busch
This April you can experience the best that Fort Collins has to offer in hospitality and culture by pairing a stay at The Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins with the ACT Human Rights Film Festival – at a discounted rate that includes a few perks.
The Elizabeth Hotel room package can be purchased through the ACT website for $189 per night and includes one festival voucher (per guest) good for any festival screening, plus one complimentary drink at the Magic Rat (per guest, per stay). The room rate is good for as many nights as you wish to stay between April 3 and April 13, 2020. Additional vouchers are available by request, or purchase an all-festival or five-day pass. The package is valid from April 3 through 13, 2020. However, rooms must be booked before March 12.
An added benefit to staying at The Elizabeth during the festival: ACT hosts all its out of town guests, from filmmakers and film subjects to operations and technical crew members. When was the last time you had the chance to sit and talk with extraordinary film talent from around the world? ACT prides itself on creating intimate opportunities for people from all walks of life to meet, share in conversation, and create lifelong, if not life-changing connections.
The most affordable and convenient way to experience ACT is to purchase an All-Festival or Five-Day pass. Passes include entrance into every screening, priority seating, and opening and closing night receptions, which feature yummy appetizers and complimentary Screening Session ale, specially crafted for ACT by festival partner Odell Brewing. Pass information is detailed on the ACT website. All-Festival passes sell out quickly. All pass products are limited in availability. Individual tickets for all film screenings go on sale March 10 when the festival film line-up is announced.
When you think of film festival, perhaps the names Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, or Palm Springs come to mind. Sure, these well-known festivals conjure images of A-list star power, Hollywood glitz, and perhaps an elitist atmosphere. ACT is an entirely different kind of film festival.
Our filmmakers showcase the incredible heights to which the human spirit can soar and the depths to which it can sink. Their passion for sharing untold stories and unheard voices is unparalleled. Our opening and closing nights are celebrations of human resilience. Our audience favors jeans and T-shirts over velvet and bling. They are hungry to learn and hungry for human connection.
By focusing on the intersection of art and social justice, ACT films are like none other. We supplement every film screening with a talkback (also known as a Q&A) featuring the film’s director and sometimes a film subject. If talent is not able to join us in person (travel bans to the U.S. prohibit some guests from attending, as well as appearances at other festivals), we are often lucky enough arrange a Skype conversation.
The festival opens and closes at the Lory Student Center Theatre with all while the majority are screened at The Lyric, who has partnered with ACT to provide an unforgettable audience experience since day one.
If you’ve never been to a film festival, we invite you to learn “how to fest” here.
ACT is produced by the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. Carol is director of marketing with ACT Human Rights Film Festival. When she’s not busy promoting ACT and figure out its ticketing system, she’s busy working in the Department of Communication Studies as its alumni, communication, and development coordinator. Carol is lucky enough to have been born in Fort Collins and remembers attending summer movies for kids at the Fox Theater on the corner of Prospect and College.