8th Annual Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival CANCELED due to COVID-19 Concerns
Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus COVID-19 and the March 13th directive by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee prohibiting gatherings of 250 people or more across the state, the 8th annual Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival has officially been canceled and will not be taking place in April 2020. This is a safety precaution that is also being recommended by local public health officials to help limit the spread of the virus.
This was a tough decision, but it’s the right decision for the health, safety, and well-being of everyone in the community and beyond.
LMFF draws around 1,000 people to the Leavenworth Festhalle every Spring to enjoy two nights of awe-inspiring short mountain films from the local area and around the world. Athletes, filmmakers, and outdoor enthusiasts from across the state converge on the Festhalle for a Hollywood movie premier environment complete with limo rides around downtown, red carpet photos, food & drinks, and a captivating live performance intermission show. Since it’s inception, it’s become one of the most popular and best-attended events that locals and visitors alike look forward to year after year.
All ticket holders will be issued a full refund in the coming days. All sponsors and partners will also be contacted and given the option of a refund, or to roll the sponsorship over for the next event dates.
We are discussing options to determine if there is another suitable time for LMFF later in 2020 and will be sure to keep you posted through our Facebook page and the April Facebook event.
We’re going to miss seeing you all and gathering together to celebrate this year’s collection of amazing films. As they say, “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” so in that light it’ll be even more exciting to gather whenever we are able. During these uncertain times, let’s all do what we can to support our communities and consider those who are most vulnerable.
– Leavenworth Mountain Film Festival Board of Directors