The Prickly Pear
Lyons International Film Festival
Lyons International Film Festival celebrates independent films ranging from environmental documentaries, outdoor recreational adventure films and international shorts. We celebrate the trailblazers in a town that has proven its true grit through challenging times. We feature films and filmmakers who have succeeded against the odds, shown fierce determination, resilience and fortitude. Bring your adventurous spirit and come explore the roads less traveled with us!
2022 Festival Schedule
Friday, April 29 – 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, April 30 – 10am – 7:30pm
Festival Producer: Jackie Brennan
Lover of Film, Art, Books, Nature, and Animals….
I have a background in the Theater and worked with the Little Traverse Theater Company in Michigan for many years before returning to my Colorado home. I started my career as an Occupational Therapist while also engaging adult clients and children in meaningful activities to help with recovery from injuries and disabilities.
I have now lived in Lyons, Colorado for over 30 years and continue to work as a therapist. I love the Lyons community and the artistic and creative spirit that prevails here. I have continued with my love of the arts by joining in with the Colorado Festival Productions Team. It all started five years ago in Lyons and I took on the role of social media coordinator. We now have 5 film festivals along the Front Range of Colorado. I am happy now to also take on the role as Producer of the Lyons International Film Festival.
Lyons is my home and I hope to grow the Lyons Film Festival and all it can offer in support of Lyons and the arts community..
Lyons Film Festival Awards
Mission Wolf: Best Feature documentary
Front Range Change: Colorado Craft Cinema Award
Russell Jim, A Quiet Warrior: Advocacy Award
A Bitter Reckoning: Audience Choice Short Award
Calm before the Rising Storm: Audience Choice Documentary
A Few Acres at a Time: Best Short Documentary
Real Rock: An Urban Climbing Experience: Best Short
Beyond The Peaks: Best International Short
The Valley: Best Cinematograph
Syria’s Tent Cities: Best Director