Thank you for joining us in sharing the power of storytelling with a diverse group of festivalgoers, filmmakers, and organizations who share our life-changing vision.
This page will serve as your 'Festival Info Hub' - where you can find all necessary instructions, forms, and information related to the festival and your film's screening.
Please remember to bookmark this page for future reference!
In order for your film to show at the festival, we kindly ask that you complete the following steps by July 1:
1) Complete the Film Information Form (below).
2) Submit your Exhibition File/Film (below).
Please read this entire page and bookmark for future reference.
FILM INFORMATION FORM
The Film Information Form will take about 20 minutes and must be completed in one sitting.
Before getting started, please gather the following materials:
A film still/photograph (text free)
Film description/synopsis (50 words or less)
Director's bio (optional)
Within the form, we will also ask you to read and accept the terms of our Filmmaker Agreement
TECH REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM FOR EXHIBITION
SHORT Films (40 mins and under)
1 digital (non-DCP) file of your film (see below for more information)
1 digital (non-DCP) file (see below for more information)
1 DCP (if available)
DIGITAL COPY REQUIREMENTS
FORMAT FILE TYPES:
- We do not support MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
- 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
- Stereo right/left audio only. Our theaters do not support 5.1 surround sound
- NO watermarks
DELIVERY METHODS - FILES (NON-DCP)
FOR DIGITAL FILES:
Please EMAIL to our Tech Director:
*We recommend using a service such as transferbigfiles.com or Dropbox.com for digital delivery. Thank you!
FOR HARD DRIVES:
Please SHIP to our Tech Director:
11231 West 107th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80021
DELIVERY METHODS - DCP & BLU-RAY
FOR ALL DCP & BLU-RAY:
(with return address included) may be SHIPPED to:
PO Box 1256
Crested Butte, CO 81224
*Please note, if you are attending the festival, we can return your hard drive in person.
PROMOTING YOUR FILM
Help us promote your film! We are looking for bite-sized content that is ready-to-share on social media.
Do you have a behind-the-scenes photo or story you’d like to share? Were you inspired by a particular person, place, or perhaps a serendipitous event? Maybe there’s something special about your film that you’d like our audience to know about. If so, this is your chance to share!
We’ve created a Film Promotion Form with sections for you to include up to three images with corresponding text. No images but a great story to tell? No problem! All sections are optional so just include whatever you can.
By helping us with this promotional aspect, we hope to connect your film with as many people as possible.*
*Please note: by submitting this form, you agree to allow Crested Butte Film Festival to potentially use your words and images on social media and other promotional materials. We cannot guarantee that all content submitted will be utilized.
OFFICIAL SELECTION LAURELS
CLICK HERE to download a white PNG version of your Official Selection Laurels and congratulations!
You are welcome to share your official selection news whenever and wherever you see fit.
For the black PNG version simply right click and save the image below.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Please use #CBFF or #FINDYOURSTORY and link to us in posts to promote your film and to join our community of filmmakers and film-lovers. Feel free to post about your film on our Facebook page.
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. All films will have one screening and some will have more than one.
We show 90 films over the 4-day festival on 3 screens at 2 venues. Our main venues are Majestic Theatre and Center for the Arts. Venues are within walking distance.
If you are interested in sending post cards, posters, etc. with your screening date and information on them, please mail 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.
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
- Chris Biddle | firstname.lastname@example.org | 970-349-5225 ex 30
Crested Butte News
- Mark Reaman | email@example.com | 970-349-0500
Gunnison Country Times
- Chris Dickey | firstname.lastname@example.org | 970-641-1414
- John Wenzel | email@example.com | 303-954-1642
If you are interested in attending the festival, we will send you an Accommodations Form.
Please complete the form as soon as possible or by July 15 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 then be in touch with your specific accommodation details by August 15.
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.
You will receive more detailed festival information but for now the (very basic) general events schedule is as follows:
4 pm Bicycle Parade (we have free bikes for you for the weekend) & Kick-Off Party
6 pm Opening Night Film
8 pm Magic Carpet Party for filmmakers and staff
12 pm Filmmaker Luncheon
Films at multiple venues all day and evening
9 pm Party with the Filmmakers
Morning Filmmaker Talks and films at multiple venues all day and evening
8:15 pm Awards Ceremony
9 pm Red Carpet Soirée
Hair of the Dog Brunch for filmmakers and staff
Morning Filmmaker Talks and films at multiple venues all day and evening
7 pm Closing Party
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 from LA please drop us a line.
Our nearest airport is Gunnison, CO., 30 minutes away from Crested Butte. Unfortunately, flying into Gunnison will sometimes double 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 (4.5 hours from CB)
Montrose (2 hours from CB)
and then renting a car and driving. These are both are beautiful drives, especially during the fall.
If you're interested in carpooling from the Denver or Montrose Airport , please let us know.
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:
Louise Henderson, Director of Operations and Assistant Programming Director
Jennifer Brody, Festival Director
Michael Brody, Artistic & Programming Director