Important Festival Information
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TECH REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM FOR EXHIBITION

FEATURE-LENGTH Films
Please provide:

  • a DCP copy of your film
  • 3 physical copies: 2 Blu-Rays and 1 DVD
  • a digital copy if available (see below for more information)

SHORT Films (60 mins and under)
Please provide:

  • a digital copy of your film (see below for more information)
  • please note: in the coming weeks, we may ask for a DCP copy of your film to meet our programming requirements. Thank you.

DIGITAL COPY REQUIREMENTS

FORMAT FILE TYPES:
- Quicktime
- MPEG-4
- We do not support MPEG-1 or MPEG-2

CODECS:
- H.264 (Recommended)
- ProRes 422
- ProRes 422 HQ
- ProRes 4444

RESOLUTIONS AND FRAME RATES:
- Up to 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080)
- Available Frame Rates: 24, 23.98, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60
*29.97, 30, 59.94, and 60 provide the best playback experience

AUDIO:
- Stereo right/left audio only. Our theaters do not support 5.1 surround sound

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- 2-5 seconds of black at beginning and end of film (this is preferred)
- NO menus, color bars, test tones, watermarks, countdown leaders

Delivery Methods
Hard Drives with return postage* may be sent to tech director:

Attn: Jeramiah Friesen
11231 W. 107th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80021

* if you are attending the festival, we can return the drive to you in person

We recommend using a service such as transferbigfiles.com or Dropbox.com for digital delivery. Your file can be emailed to our tech director, Jeramiah Friesen at tech@cbfilmfest.org


FILM SCHEDULE - WHEN & WHERE YOUR FILM WILL SCREEN

Our complete schedule of films and events will be posted on our website September 1st. Please reference our schedule to see the dates, times and locations of where and when your film will show.

We show 100 films over the 4-day festival on 3 screens at 2 venues. Venues are Majestic Theatre and the Center for the Arts and are within walking distance.


PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

If you are interested in sending post cards, posters, etc. with your screening information please mail them to:


CBFF PO Box 1256, Crested Butte, CO 81224.

Although we do not print posters/post cards we are happy to have volunteers distribute your printed materials around town to best promote your film.


MEDIA OUTLETS FOR YOU TO CONTACT

If you are interested in being interviewed on the radio or in the newspaper, please contact the folks below to present your story idea. This is a great way to promote your film and your screenings.

Local Radio Station KBUT - Tyler Lucas 970-349-5225
Crested Butte News - Mark Reaman mark@crestedbuttenews.com 970-349-0500
Gunnison Country Times - Chris Dickey publisher@gunnisontimes.com 970-641-1414
Denver Post - John Wenzel   jwenzel@denverpost.com 303-954-1642


IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL - ACCOMMODATION FORM

If you are able to attend the festival, we will send you an ACCOMMODATION FORM shortly. Please fill out this as soon as possible or by August 1 at the latest so that we can match you with lodging that suits your needs. The sooner you reply, the better chance of getting the complimentary accommodations you seek.

We will be in touch with your specific accommodation details by September 1st at the latest.

Typically we provide one complimentary hotel room per film. Often we can accommodate a team of people in a condo with multiple rooms. We'll try our absolute best to accommodate your requests.


GENERAL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

You will receive more detailed festival information but for now the general events schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY: 4 pm Bicycle Parade (we have free bikes for you for the weekend) & Kick-Off Party, 6 pm Opening Night Film, 8 pm Film, 8 pm Magic Carpet Party 

FRIDAY: 12 pm Filmmaker Luncheon, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, 9 pm Party with the Filmmakers

SATURDAY: Morning Filmmaker Talks, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, Awards Ceremony, 9 pm Red Carpet Party

SUNDAY: Morning Filmmaker Talks, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, 7 pm Closing Party


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 TRAVELING TO CRESTED BUTTE

Flying: Our nearest airport is Gunnison, CO., thirty minutes away from Crested Butte. Unfortunately, flying into Gunnison from Denver will sometimes double or triple the cost of flying into Denver.

If you arrive at the Gunnison airport we are happy to pick you up and return you there. At the present time, there is only one daily flight into Gunnison - similar to flying into Greenland or the Falkland Islands.

Other options are flying into Denver or Montrose and then renting a car and driving. Montrose is 1.5 hours from CB and Denver is 4.5 hours - both are beautiful drives, especially this time of year with all the fall colors. If you're interested in carpooling from the Denver International Airport, please let us know.

Driving from LA: according to Mapquest, it's 890 miles from LA to Crested Butte and a little more than fifteen hours. Considering airport security, parking, and the cost of a rental car, who knows, this may be your best option. It's a beautiful drive and many of our filmmakers have arrived this way. Carpooling with other filmmakers is also an option. If you are interested in carpooling please drop us a line.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Our goal is to keep you as informed and up to date as possible with all festival happenings. At any time if you have a question you can email or call:

Kat Cooke, Directors' Assistant
303.956.4777

communications@cbfilmfest.org

Jennifer Brody, Festival Director
303.204.9080
jennifer@cbfilmfest.org
 

Michael Brody, Programming Director
310.463.0707
michael@cbfilmfest.org


Thank you for screening your film at Crested Butte - we look forward to creating a wonderful and unique screening experience for you.