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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.


Download the Crested Butte Film Festival app on the App Store or on Google Play for a complete listing of all events and films.  



Woman At War, Hail Satan?, Emanuel, Metamorphosis, Storm The Gates

Need more recommendations? Come by our box office at the Signature Properties. 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 26 at 3 pm. Meet in front of The Public House at 202 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.

  • Hop on your bike for a fall colors ride with Stio and CBFF attendees. Friday, September 27th from 2:00-4:00pm, meet at the Stio van at the Four Way Stop at 601 Elk Avenue. Join us for a fall colors ride on the Lupine Trail. Some mountain bike experience is necessary, but this is a "no drop" ride. After the ride, connect with us again at the Outdoor Adventure Program during the Festival (starts at 9pm) at the Center for the Arts.

  • 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 27 from 9-11pm ($15 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 28th and Sunday, September 29th from 11:00-11:45 at The Public House. 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.

  • Bonus: bring your reusable CBFF YETI Rambler to our Filmmaker Talks for your coffee (available for purchase on site). You can purchase yours at Box Office.

  • Celebrate the award-winning films and directors at our Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 28th 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 28th 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 29th, 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 Bobo's Oat Bars, pastries, burritos, and more to get you ready for those films. 

  • Fuel your journey by trying out  The Last Steep, Elk Avenue Prime, or Tin Cup Pasty Co. (who is offering 10% off all weekend for passholders). 

  • It’s going to be hard to take a break from the film watching, but, when you must stop for lunch, try out the Public House for some serious poutine and 25% off food, Montanya Distillers cocktails, Buckel Family Wine, and Irwin Brewing Company beer all weekend for passholders. 

  • 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.



  • Crested Butte is the mountain biking capital of the world. Head over to Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven and rent your bike for the ride of your life. Lupine is one of our favorite trails

  • 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 Mountain Store has got you covered!




We encourage you to learn more about our additional CBFF sponsors including:

The Dairy Center, Jamie’s Jerky , KBUT, Artisan Rug Gallery, Downey Law,  Slopeside Tech, Sage Specialty Rentals, RoShamBo, Kiki M Photography, Satori Capital Group, Shana Joelle, Gunnison County Electric Association, Crested Butte Music Festival , Denver Film Society, Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Association, Kind Design, Mars Petcare, River Cloud Media,The Lucid Cause, Zoetica, Center for the Arts, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Mountain Living Magazine, Good Cinema, Refinery 29