“One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World”

-MovieMaker Magazine



At the Crested Butte Film Festival, you’ll experience the transformative power of film.

Nestled among towering mountains and glorious hillsides of aspen leaves, our intimate and free-spirited festival inspires, awakens, and activates our audience through quality screenings, walkable (or bike-able) venues, stimulating discussions, and authentic connections.

The four-day experience encompasses the screening of 100 films spanning the genres of narrative, documentary, outdoor adventure, children’s, and short films. Additional programming sprinkled throughout the festival includes panel discussions, lively parties, outdoor adventures, and other networking events.

Known as a “filmmakers festival,” we strive to create an atmosphere of inspiration through well-attended screenings, high-quality programming, stimulating panel discussions, and opportunities for authentic engagement. With a rapidly growing audience (9% growth in 2019), we work to connect filmmakers with their engaged audience. We also have a passion for discovering great first films and a desire to nurture the careers of young and emerging filmmakers. All experiences and events are designed to foster lasting connections and partnerships among attendees, filmmakers, and industry professionals.

At Crested Butte Film Festival, you are sure to be inspired by the transformative power of stories while fostering incredible connections in an atmosphere of spontaneity fueled by great films, shared experiences, bikes, hikes, and magical mountain scenery.

“What. A. Festival. I’ve never had, and could not imagine a better film fest experience. From the organizers to the volunteers to the people that come to see the films, there simply isn’t a more authentic, excited and loving group of people anywhere else. Everything about this fest is conducive to having a great time and meeting great filmmakers. Not to mention, Crested Butte is one of the most stunning places to see in the country. You can?t really explain it, you just have to go.”

-Hugo Cordova, Filmmaker


September 24 – 27, 2020

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