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.



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North of Nightfall

Doc Shorts II

Need more recommendations? Come by our box office at the Artisan Rug Gallery. Our team is happy to help you narrow down your choices.



  • Make some new friends by riding in the Bike Parade on Thursday, September 27 from 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.

  • Bonus: bring your reusable CBFF YETI Rambler to our Filmmaker Talks and receive free Mountain Maid coffee. You can purchase yours at Box Office.

  • 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.


  • 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 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.

  • 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! Your Festival Pass includes a free ride, so grab some Buckel Family Wine 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 Arts Center, Jamie’s Jerky , KBUT, Spectrum, Artisan Rug Gallery, Downey Law,  Slopeside Tech, Sage Specialty Rentals, Larimer Associates, RoShamBo