Download the CBFF Festival App

USE THIS GUIDE to learn out our official app’s features, troubleshoot and share your knowledge with others! You can download the free App from iTunes or Google Play Store - just search Crested Butte Film Festival.

‘Explore Films’ feature allows you to look through our entire 2018 line-up as a digital program- You can look through films by category (Narrative Features, Docs, Shorts Programs, etc.) and click on individual films for showtimes, descriptions, trailers & more!

‘Calendar’ feature allows you to view the 2018 film & events calendar either as a PDF or an interactive calendar with events appearing in order of date and time - Click on the event that interests you for a description, interactive map of the location, and click “add to calendar” to add the event to your phone’s calendar so you never miss a moment

What films do you recommend?

We've created FESTIVAL GUIDES for your enjoyment. These guides are curated experiences for all designed to maximize your time here in and out of the theater. On top of film recommendations, you'll find insider tips on where to hike and eat.

Where should I stay?

Whether it's renting a house in town, a condo on the mountain or staying in the hostel, our fabulous LODGING SPONSORS have the best option for you.  A free shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes. Once you’re here, it’s highly likely that you won’t need your car for the weekend. Imagine that.

Where are the venues?

All of our VENUES are within easy walking distance. 

How many films are screened?

CBFF will show over 100 films (at multiple venues) over the 4-day Festival. Our international Film Festival features narratives, documentaries, outdoor adventure and shorts as well as free children’s programming and filmmaker talks. Check out our lineup of FILMS and EVENTS.  

What types of films are shown?

You can find our complete FILM LINEUP and SCHEDULE posted online. The CBFF schedule includes over 100 films spanning the genres of narrative, documentary, outdoor adventure, children’s, and short films. Most films will be shown twice, some only once. Remember to attend films where the filmmakers will be present – this makes for a truly unique experience!

How do I best book my trip?

Well, it’s a great idea to book a room or a condo ahead of time, and get your pass early. The rest is simple. Once here, you can pick up a Festival Program at the festival so you can decide the great films and events that you would like to attend. You’ll see our friendly volunteers visible during the festival for any questions that you might have.

What else does Crested Butte have to offer?

Whether it’s a friends weekend getaway or you’re taking the whole family, planning a weekend trip to Crested Butte at the end of September is a great idea. With fantastic local restaurants and hiking and biking trails to visit between screenings why not make a weekend of it? And to top it all off, the colors of the trees are sure to enliven and inspire your trip!

I am buying tickets or have a 6-Pack Punch Card - what is the queue system?

  • The Queue system is designed to decrease your wait time in line and maximize your chance for getting into a film

  • One hour prior to showtime, you can go to the theatre of the film you want to see and get a Queue (Max 2)

  • A Queue is a numbered card which holds your place in line (it does not guarantee entrance if film is at capacity)

  • Be back in line at least 20 mins prior to showtime and organize yourself via your Q number

  • 15 mins prior to showtime, we'll start selling tickets/punching punch cards

Where exactly is Crested Butte?

Crested Butte is four beautiful hours west of Denver. 


Mountain Express Town Shuttle

The Mountain Express Town Shuttle is a great way to travel between Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte. The bus is free and has convenient stops in Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.

Mountain Express website | 970-349-5616