Film changes lives. ACT NOW inspires film-goers to become educated and respond immediately to certain films and social issues in a positive and proactive way, inviting social and environmental change. Post-film, when you're feeling inspired, participate in hands-on opportunities to become more educated and be a vehicle of change—sign petitions, volunteer, make a donation, and find out ways that YOU can make a difference. Watch a film. Get Inspired. Make a Difference.
Doc Shorts I, especially Takayna and Blue Heart
Need more recommendations? Come by our box office at the Artisan Rug Gallery. Our team is happy to help you narrow down your choices.
Get into gear for the weekend by riding in the Bike Parade on Thursday, September 27 at 3 pm. Meet in front of Montanya Distillery at 212 Elk Ave. This event is also insta-worthy, so don’t forget to tag us #CBFF or @crestedbuttefilmfestival.
Don’t have your bike with you? Don’t worry. You can rent one at Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven on Elk Avenue.
Food, drinks, and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some seriously cool creatives— are you in? If so, head over to the Party with the Filmmakers at The Dogwood on Friday, September 28th from 9-11pm ($10 at door, free for pass holders and filmmakers). Admission includes a free drink ticket.
Discussion not only encourages understanding it sparks creativity. Join the Filmmaker Talks on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th from 11:00-11:45 at Elk Avenue Prime. Tap into the creative minds that have brought you this year’s outstanding films. These intimate panels offer an opportunity to deeply engage with the artists, discussing craft, inspiration, and more.
Celebrate the award-winning films and directors at our Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 29th at 8:15pm at Center for the Arts. Some of our most memorable moments have happened at this celebration of talent. And, make sure you catch these films during the last showings on Sunday.
Filmmakers, Sponsors, and Festival Passholders are invited to join us for our flamenco-inspired Red Carpet Spirited Soirée on Saturday, September 29th from 9-11 pm at Montanya Distillers. Don your finest threads, enjoy artisan cocktails, and mingle with filmmakers at this famous, award-winning distillery. You can purchase your pass here to join in this fun event.
Come celebrate with the friends you’ve made this weekend at our Closing Night Party on Sunday, September 30th, 7 pm at the The Dogwood. Be sure to try one of The Dogwood's delectable creations and enjoy a discount festival rate.
Just can’t get enough? 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.
Start your day off right by grabbing some nosh at Rumors Coffee and Tea House to help fuel you through the day. They’ve got Bhakti Chai, Bobo's Oat Bars, pastries, burritos, and more to get you ready for those films.
After you leave our theaters, grab a gorgeous bottle of Buckel Family Wine to relax with by the fire.
Want to tell stories of your epic day watching films and exploring the mountains? Head over to the Dogwood, a sexy cabin vibe with hot drinks and tasty eats.
Or, be like a local, and head over to Montanya Distillery for award-winning rum and incredible street-inspired eats.
Experiencing wilderness is essential to creating change. Get on your boots and explore our amazing hiking trails. Ask us for recommendations suited to you hiking level.
Forget some gear? The CB Mountain Store has got you covered!
So many films, so little time. When you finally force yourself to sleep, head to the Inn at Crested Butte, Old Town Inn, or Elevation Resort. Crested Butte Lodging can connect you to all of these options as well.
And, in case you fall in love with Crested Butte and decide you need to live here, Bluebird Real Estate, can totally hook you up. You can get inspired and start envisioning the home of your mountain dreams in Mountain Living Magazine.
We encourage you to learn more about our additional CBFF sponsors including: