Breathe. See. Be. Find yourself at the Crested Butte Film Festival. From our incredible international films to the endless opportunities for adventure, your quest for authentic travel will be quenched. Come, explore with us.
Doc Shorts II, particularly AMO and Wadi Rum
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.
Journeys are marked by the sights, sounds, and senses and the location. You’ll want to indulge in the Montanya Rum Distillery’s maharaja cocktail scented with north indian spices and a floating cardamom pod. It’s perfect for the Fall weather.
After you leave our theaters, grab a gorgeous bottle of Buckel Family Wine to relax with by the fire or, perhaps, under a blanket of stars.
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.
How about a journey to the top of the world? Hop on the lifts at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and enjoy an incredible view! Your Festival Pass includes a free ride, so grab some Buckel Family Wine and see why we call this place paradise.
Crested Butte is famous for our townie bikes. Rent your own at Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven and experience this unique culture first-hand.
For some amazing stargazing head to the Gunnison Valley Observatory.
While you wander, don’t forget to take care of your sole(s) at Paradox Footwear.
Wander, but don’t get lost. Find yourself a restorative place to sleep through our sponsors, Crested Butte Lodging, or head over to one of our favorites, the Old Town Inn, close to our main theatre and oh so relaxing.
You can also rent awesome house with your friends from Peak Property Management and plot your next adventure!
We encourage you to learn more about our additional CBFF sponsors including: