image from 1000 cuts film

image from 1000 cuts film

The Activist

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.


Film Recommendations:

Our 2016 ACT NOW nominated films are: Sonita, How to Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, 1,000 Cuts, Skateboarding in Pine Ridge, Canyon Song and Newtown.



  • Join the Filmmaker Talk on Saturday, October 1st and October 2nd from11:45am-12:45pm and engage in more discussion on the issues.

  • We are committed to being good stewards of our planet and are excited to make reusable ramblers available at the festival this year. You can 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.



  • The Crested Butte Film Festival is proud to showcase a number of films intended to inspire you to take action. Our ACTNow Film Series is a must see!

  • Call to action program?


Around Town:

  • Our films will make you want to act. Keep the discussion going at the Montanya Distillers - lite bites, craft rum, and a relaxed atmosphere make it one of Crested Buttes best loved spots.

  • Its going to be hard to take a break from the film watching, but when you must stop and rest try out the The Last Steep for a local beef burger and fun atmosphere.