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The Cinephile

The Crested Butte Film Festival believes in the magic of the cinematic experience.
Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or someone who appreciates the craftsmanship that comprises storytelling, our festival has something for you. Join our supportive community of innovative filmmakers, industry specialists, and seasoned veterans and discover your next story.





  • Join the Filmmaker Talk on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 11:45am-12:45pm.

  • Bring your CB Film Festival Yeti rambler to our Filmmaker Talks and receive free Mountain Maid coffee. You can purchase your CB Film Festival Yeti Rambler at any of our venues.




  • Crested Butte Film Festival seeks to create a richer, more informed appreciation of film and the filmmaking process. With that, we bring you Behind The Scenes - a series of Friday morning talks by industry professionals. For students, filmmakers and film lovers. September 30th, 10 AM - various locations,  Free and open to the public.
  • Be sure to see films that have Q&A's which means the filmmaker will be in person. Our Q&A's and our free Filmmaker Talks offer a unique opportunity to hear from the filmmakers and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the importance of storytelling. 

  • Or you can engage with festival hosts Jack Hanley and Scott Aigner in their famous "Talk Backs" and deconstruct the following films: The Fits, The Witch and Wild. Discussion not only encourages understanding it sparks creativity. 

  • Ready to tell your story? Collaborate with local creatives like Pro Media Lab to bring that story to life.

  • Be sure to track down artistic and programming director Michael Brody, festival host, moderator and selection committee member Jack Hanley or head of screening committee Scott Aigner for a conversation about your favorite films, directors, and experiences!

  • Meet other cinephiles in line or at GATHER in front of the Center for the Arts to talk film and give your recommendations.


Around Town:

  • Filmmaking is a craft. Continue pursuing the appreciation of craft after-hours at Montanya Distillers, while enjoying their artisan rum in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Prime Time takes on a whole new meaning at the Crested Butte Film Festival when you treat yourself to an amazing dinner at Elk Avenue Prime.

  • So many films, so little time. When you finally force yourself to sleep head to the Old Town Inn, close to our main theatre and oh so relaxing. Or of course, if you need a little spa action and dinner by an outdoor fireplace, be sure to book your stay at Elevation Hotel & Spa