GATHER - Crested Butte Mountain Theatre | 403 2nd St.
 

Join us in bringing the festival Beyond the Screen. This is a space for you to come, relax, GATHER - talk about film, connect with other festivalgoers. Your next adventure is only a visit away.

Gather & Box Office Hours
Thursday, September 28    12 p - 9 p
Friday, September 29        9 a - 7 p
Saturday, September 30     9 a - 7 p
Sunday, October 1             9 a - 2 p

Everyone is welcome. GATHER is generously brought to you by the Crested Butte Creative District.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28


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Photo credit: xavierfane.com

Bike Parade Kick-off & Opening Night Festivities

Thursday, September 28 | 4 - 6 pm | Meet at Montanya Distillers, 212 Elk Avenue

Get into gear for the weekend by riding in the Bike Parade! Grab your townie bike and join us for this most famous of CB traditions: a slow-moving, ever-winding, fun-filled, bike parade through the streets and alleys of CB and back to Montanya Distillers where the party starts. Mingle with other festival-goers and filmmakers while imbibing on creative cocktails and mocktails...all before the evening’s Opening Night Films! 

Everyone is welcome. Free event. Food and drink available for purchase.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29


Party with the Filmmakers

Friday, September 29 | 9 - 11 pm | The Dogwood - 309 3rd Street 

Food, drinks, and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some seriously cool creatives- are you in? 

Everyone is welcome. Free for Filmmakers and Passholders or $20 at the door.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30


Filmmaker Talk

Saturday, September 30 | 11:45 am - 12:45 pm | Elk Ave. Prime - 226 Elk Avenue

The Art of the Short Film

Tap into the creative minds that brought you this year’s outstanding films. This intimate panel offers an opportunity to engage with the artists, discussing their craft, inspiration, and more. Today's panel discusses the art of short form narrative filmmaking and features Scott Simonsen (Honor Council) Erin Brown (Rekindled) Nancy Liu (Angeltown) Damian Brunetti (Sad Songs: A Tiny Lego Musical) and Alexander Hankoff (Yellow.) Moderated by Festival Hosts Jack Hanley and Scott Aigner. 

Everyone is welcome. Free event with complimentary Mountain Maid Coffee.


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Filmmaker Talk 

Saturday, September 30 | 2 pm - 3 pm | Elk Ave. Prime - 226 Elk Avenue

Acquisition and Distribution Strategy for Feature Films

Distributors buy films for millions of dollars. What are they looking for in a film - and how do they sell it to us to ensure a return on their profits? Join David Laub, Marketing and Distribution specialist from A24 Films in New York as he speaks with Festival Hosts Jack Hanley, Scott Aigner and Michael Brody on these important and influential topics. David has overseen the acquisition and distribution strategies for the films Moonlight, A Ghost Story, The Lobster, 20th Century Women, Swiss Army Men, and Morris From America while working at A24, Oscilloscope and Think Film. Talk sponsored by the Crested Butte Creative District and the Gunnison/ Crested Butte Tourism Association. 

Everyone is welcome. Free event with complimentary Mountain Maid Coffee.


Awards Ceremony

Saturday, September 30 | 8:15 pm | Center for the Arts | 606 6th Street

Celebrate the award-winning films and directors at this illuminative event. Some of our most memorable moments have happened at this celebration of talent. Plus, make sure you catch these films during the last showings on Sunday.

Everyone is welcome. Free event.


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Red Carpet Party

Saturday, September 30  | 9 - 11 pm | Montanya Distillers - 212 Elk Avenue

Filmmakers, Sponsors, and 4-Day Passholders are invited to join us for our seriously swanky Red Carpet Party. Don your finest threads, enjoy artisan cocktails, and mingle with filmmakers at this famous, award-winning distillery.

Event is for Passholders only (4-Day, Sponsor, Filmmaker) - tickets not available for purchase. You can purchase your pass HERE


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2


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Filmmaker Talk

Sunday, October 1 | 11:00 am - 12:45 pm | Elk Ave. Prime - 226 Elk Avenue

A Film Is Born

Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson rode into town at the 2014 Crested Butte Film Festival with their short film, The Moped Diaries, and frankly our festival had never seen anything like them - and their joie de vivre is still being talked about. They left stories (and pictures) of naked canoe rides, chilling at the oxygen bar, and doing things with white bathrobes our lodging sponsors never intended. Michael and Tyler are back - this time editing the feature film they pitched us, The Peanut Butter Falcon. And editing with them is local CBFF legend himself, Josh Melnick, the youngest filmmaker to screen at Crested Butte. Join all three of them, plus Festival Director, Michael Brody, for a very spirited, engaging talk on their latest project and what it's like to edit a feature film in Crested Butte (something that only Ed Zwick and Leonardo DiCaprio have done before them.) 

Working with the Live Subject

What's it like for a documentarian to work with a live subject? What are the challenges and advantages when your subject stands before you? Tap into the creative minds that brought you this year’s outstanding documentary films. This intimate panel offers an opportunity to engage with the artists, discussing their craft, inspiration, and more. Featuring David Byars (No Man's Land) Amy Geller (The Guys Next Door) Dana Romanoff, Noah Patton, and Pastor Robert McCathern (Noah) Ann Talman (Woody's Order) and Jenny Jane (Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story.) Moderated by Festival Hosts Jack Hanley, Scott Aigner and Michael Brody

Everyone is welcome. Free event with complimentary Mountain Maid Coffee.


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Dinner at Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

Sunday, October 1 | 5:30 pm | Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill - 321 Elk Avenue

All are welcome at Lil's Sushi Bar and Grill from 5:30 pm on! Join other fest-goers to talk film and feast. Food and drink for purchase. Please make a reservation (970) 349-5457.


Closing Night Party

Sunday, October 1 | 7 pm | The Dogwood - 309 Third Street

Come celebrate with the friends you’ve made this weekend as we wind down at the end of another great festival! And be sure to try one of The Dogwood's delectable creations, $4 off select cocktails. 

Everyone is welcome. Cash bar. Lots of fun.