The 17th annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 26-29, 2020 in Vail, CO, screening narrative features, docs, short, and student films. Submitted films must have at least one female producer, or director, or screenwriter.

Set against a stunning backdrop of one of America’s great ski towns, in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, the 2020 Vail Film Festival (VFF) presents a groundbreaking and dynamic program of international indies. Recognized as “One of the Top 10 Destination Film Festivals” by MovieMaker magazine, VFF has welcomed some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, producers, distributors, critics, and media, meaning prime exposure opportunities for selected films.

Past VFF attendees have included Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, Aya Cash, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Aaron Paul, Josh Lucas, Kate Bosworth, Zach Braff, Krysten Ritter, Tim Daly, Allison Janney, Adrian Grenier, Tate Taylor, Kevin Smith, Michelle Monaghan, Sophia Bush, and more; as well as many A-list producers and renowned film critics Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly), Godfrey Cheshire (RogerEbert.com)and Anne Thompson (Variety).


Festival filmmakers receive all-access passes to the festival, providing access to all film screenings, as well as the festival’s signature events, all in one of the world’s leading luxury ski resorts.

VFF has distinguished itself as an unmissable networking opportunity and great launch platform for the festival circuit. The Festival provides a fully accessible experience that allows all filmmakers to interact with their peers, from first-timers to Hollywood icons. Regular deadline is November 22, 2019.

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