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Now in its 4th year, the Inflatable Duck Film Fest is accepting submissions for 2005. The IDFF welcomes a diversity of genres, including animation, documentary, sci-fi, commercial parody, comedy, experimental and drama. Last year featured films as varied as the political documentary “LSD a-go-go” (also shown at the 2004 Sundance Festival), the Colorado produced comedy “Diary of a Flagger” (winner of the 2004 IDFF award) and the difficult to classify “Are You Feeling Lonely” (shown at Sundance and festivals around the world).
Festival organizers Rick Muriby and Matt Hurley are excited about the new venue this year and are looking forward to another year of great submissions, but privately worry that the controversy surrounding their organization’s mascot may overshadow this year’s fest. Accusations have been mounting that the IDFF’s namesake is not, in fact, an “inflatable” duck but, in actuality, a “stuffed” duck. As a result, animal rights groups have been organizing round-the clock protests outside the IDFF’s Denver office, chanting slogans such as “My my, hey hey, how many ducks did you kill to-day!” Festival organizers were unavailable for comment at the time this went to press.
If past years are any indication, the 4th Annual Inflatable Duck Film Fest will be another SRO night of free independent film and fun at one of Denver’s favorite venues, the Mercury Cafe.
Submission is free. Submitted films need to be in by April 1, 2005. The event will be held on May 24, 2005.
For more info, visit the Inflatable Duck Film Festival website.

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