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image from ace & the desert dog short film

image from ace & the desert dog short film

The Solo Traveler

Stories are personal. The Crested Butte Film Festival creates a space for you to experience those stories, on your or with a community of like-minded people.



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



Into The Canyon, Outdoor Adventure I and II, and Doc Shorts 4 - "Big Country

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.

  • Keep the celebration going at our late night DJ dance party in the Tap Room at the Public House with DJ Just How on Friday, September 27th from 11:00pm-2:00am at The Public House. Free event for the first 90 Passholders with cash bar, $10 at door for public.

  • 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 atThe 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.


  • Mornings in Crested Butte are simply amazing- crisp air and quiet streets set the stage for an amazing day. Before your find your story of the day, fuel up at Rumors Coffee and Tea House. They’ve got Bhakti Chai, Bobo's Oat Bars, pastries, burritos, and more to get you ready for those films. 

  • Want a quick lunch so you don’t miss any films? Visit Mikeys Pizza or Tin Cup Pasty Co. (who is offering 10% off all weekend for passholders) for your fix.

  • It’s going to be hard to take a break from the film watching, but, when you must stop for lunch, try out the Eleven’s Public House,for some seriously good poutine and a chill vibe. The bar is a great spot to sit and meet new friends. And passholders receive 25% off food, Montanya Distillers cocktails, Buckel Family Wine, and Irwin Brewing Company beer all weekend. 

  • Filmmaking is a craft. Continue pursuing the appreciation of craft after-hours at Montanya Distillers, while enjoying their artisan rum in the Rocky Mountains. We highly recommend the maharaja cocktail scented with north indian spices and a floating cardamom pod. It’s perfect for the Fall weather.

  • 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. This bar invites stories and is a great place to mingle.



  • 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! Grab some Buckel Family Wine for the ride and see why we call this place paradise.

  • Crested Butte is home to some amazing outdoor adventure. Come test out your agility on world-class biking trails in the place where mountain biking was founded. Take a hike and witness the beauty of the Alps of America. Or try your hand at fly-fishing in our pristine waters.  




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