Friday, February 28, 2014

Treefort Film Festival announces the line up and so does The Music Festival

Steve here. 

Earlier today I got an email with a press release concerning the Treefort Fest that had links to the films, music and other goodies that are occurring at this years festival. I was to say the least excited, especially since one of the best films from last year Bending Steel is playing there.(Trust me it worth a trip to Boise to see it and demonstration that will follow)

I'm going to be very honest and tell you I have not gone through all the information, I was at the day job when I got the email, and I was out until late tonight so I'm giving you what I have without checking it out myself. Expect more posts with commentary and updates as they occur.

If you have questions do contact the people at the festival because based on my interaction with them they are wonderful kick ass bunch. (And apologies for putting the Film Fest first this is a film website)

And now the official press release:


Music fest schedule also announced

Treefort Music Fest - taking place March 20 - 23 in downtown Boise - is announcing details about some of it’s non-musical offerings.

Subject to capacity limitations, Treefort Music Fest pass holders will be granted entry to the these non-musical offerings. Hackfort and Treefort Film Fest passes can be purchased separately. Storyfort events are free and open to the public. For more details, or to purchase passes, visit


Treefort’s Film Fest will screen over fifteen feature films accompanied by short films, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

Feature films include:


Presented by Filmmaker Magazine

Live Q&A with Director Eddie Mullins after the screening

Rich Hill

Sundance 2014 Grand Jury Prize winner for documentary feature

Skype Q&A with filmmakers to follow

The Immortalists

This film will premiere at SXSW 2014. Treefort film fest attendees will be the second audience in the world to see it.

Bending Steel

The filmmakers, along with the star of the film, Chris Schoeck, will be in attendance. Schoeck will literally put on a steel bending performance after the screening.

View the full list of films and show times at


Treefort artist Dan Deacon will provide the keynote presentation during Hackfort, a technology conference. Deacon will discuss the app he developed that gives his audience members a chance to control the light shows of his concerts, via their smartphones.

Hackfort will feature a discussion and demonstration of “Watson” – the computer that trumped two Jeopardy grand champions -- with IBM employees Will Reilly and Jack Thornton.

Hackfort will also host a hardware and software workshop, allowing participants to either

creating their own musical instrument, or learn how to make an iOS app.

More Hackfort events are listed at


Storyfort, a series of literary events to take place during the festival, will host a publishing panel featuring local writers, presses and editors. Storyfort will also include presentations by novelists such as Jessica Anthony and Jeff Chu, as well as poets Emily Kendall Frey, Michael Earl Craig, among many others.

Tyler McMahon, author of How The Mistakes Were Made, a story of Nirvana-era Seattle band, “The Mistakes” will also present at Storyfort. Boise Rock School will also host a songwriting panel where attendees can polish their lyrical wordplay with local experts.

Additional Storyfort events are listed at

Treefort is also revealing its music schedule, which is available here.

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