Welcome Filmmakers!

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 August 8:

 

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:

  • Contact information

  • 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)
Please provide:

  • 1 digital (non-DCP) file of your film (see below for more information)

FEATURE-LENGTH Films
Please provide:

  • 1 digital (non-DCP) file (see below for more information)
  • 1 Blu-Ray
  • 1 DCP (if available)

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:
- NO watermarks


DELIVERY METHODS - FILES (NON-DCP)

FOR DIGITAL FILES:
Please EMAIL to our Tech Director:

Jeramiah Friesen
tech@cbfilmfest.org

*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:

Jeramiah Friesen
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:

CBFF
PO Box 1256  
Crested Butte, CO 81224

*Please note, if you are attending the festival, we can return your hard drive in person.


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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.

For the black PNG version simply right click and save the image below.  

 

 
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JOIN OUR SOCIAL COMMUNITY

Please use #CBFF or #MOVETHEWORLD 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.


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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 100 films over the 4-day festival on 4 screens at 3 venues. Our main venues are Majestic Theatre and Center for the Arts and select screenings will also take place at The Public House. All venues are within walking distance.


 

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.


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 | chris@kbut.org | 970-349-5225 ex 30

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 interested in attending the festival, we will send you an Accommodations Form. Please complete the form 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 then be in touch with your specific accommodation details by September 5th.

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 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 Soirée

SUNDAY: Morning Filmmaker Talks, 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.

Flying: 

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:

Kat Cooke, Festival Manager
303.956.4777

kat@cbfilmfest.org

Louise Henderson, Filmmaker Liaison
317.690.2220

louise@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 Film Festival - we look forward to
creating a wonderful and unique experience for you.