Join Crested Butte Film Festival on the third Thursday of every month for our Monthly Film Series, a powerful line up of diverse and inspiring films, audience favorites, and new independent cinematic masterpieces.

The Monthly Film Series is a partnership of Crested Butte Film Festival and the Center for the Arts Crested Butte.

Purchasing Tickets:

  • To avoid paying a processing fee, you can conveniently purchase your tickets in advance during regular business hours at the Center for the Arts - 606 6th Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224.  

  • Tickets are also available online (includes a processing fee) or at the door the evening of the show (no fee).

  • Some shows do sell out, so purchasing in advance is advisable.

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2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

DOCUMENTARY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

ANIMATED - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

LIVE ACTION - THURSDAY, MARCH 15

For the third year in a row, Crested Butte Film Festival showcases the world's best short films in the Documentary, Animated, and Live Action categories. Each of these films will vie for the coveted Academy Award on live television on Sunday, March 4, 2018. This is your chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss the opportunity to see this year’s best in short cinema on the big screen.


OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORT FILMS
THURSDAY, MARCH 15| 7 PM

The final night of our Oscar Shorts program, and one of our favorite genres - Live Action Shorts. Expect upwards of six short, scripted films from the world’s best filmmakers - some subtitles included. You’ll laugh, cry, and see new parts of the world through a different set of eyes. Having watched the Oscars already, you’ll know which film won, but which film should have won? You be the judge!

Takes place at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street. (303) 204-9080

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.

$10 tickets sold at the door, in advance at the Center for the Arts, or online below.

This program is generously sponsored by Bluebird Real Estate; and Carol Ann May & Jim Saindon. 


APRIL FILM SERIES


SAMI BLOOD
THURSDAY, APRIL 19 | 7 PM

A 14-year-old girl belonging to the Sámi people, a Scandinavian ethnic minority, is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. She must soon choose between new academic opportunities or staying true to her cultural identity, all while weathering the storms of adolescence. In this feature debut from Writer/Director Amanda Kernell, a haunting coming-of-age story unfolds with righteous rage, psychological acuity, and profound empathy. 
Starring Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Erika Sparrok. In Lapp and Swedish with English subtitles.

Takes place at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street. (303) 204-9080

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

$10 tickets sold at the door, in advance at the Center for the Arts, or online below.

This film is generously sponsored by Carolyn Niesman; Bluebird Real Estate; and Carol Ann May & Jim Saindon. 


MAY FILM SERIES


DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY
MONDAY, MAY 21 | 7 PM

Fred Beckey is the original American "Dirtbag" climber whose name evokes mystery, adulation and vitriol. Beginning in the 1940s, Beckey led an obsessive and nomadic quest of innumerable first ascents, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest climbers of all time. This exclusive feature documentary follows the 94-year-old climber over the last decade, revealing both his public and private personas as he continues to inspire generations of climbers from around the world. Beckey, like so many people of great accomplishment, is a controversial figure, having alienated fellow climbers by stealing their routes (and even their girlfriends). While the film delves into those peccadilloes, it is ultimately an affectionate portrait of a remarkable man in the sunset of his career. 

Takes place at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street. (303) 204-9080

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

$10 tickets sold at the door, in advance at the Center for the Arts, or online below.

This film is generously sponsored by Crested Butte Family Dental; Irwin Guides; and Carol Ann May & Jim Saindon.