Youth Film Program and Beyond the Screen!

Filmmaker, Shingo Usami, making riceballs with the youth of Crested Butte after his film screening, RICEBALLS.

Filmmaker, Shingo Usami, making riceballs with the youth of Crested Butte after his film screening, RICEBALLS.


The Crested Butte Film Festival’s Youth Film Program offers a great lineup of educational, artistic and inspirational films for children. We will screen a variety of international films that entertain, spark curiosity and bring awareness to worlds that may otherwise go unexplored. The films in the Youth Program will not only entertain but ignite children’s imaginations and creativity.

After the program we will go BEYOND THE SCREEN:  the Trailhead Children’s Museum will offer hands on activities that deepen the connection with the films they have just seen. We also collaborate with Crested Butte Community School. Our Student Screening Committee is comprised of middle and high school students who are interested in film, filmmaking, art and writing. Committee members screened more than 75 films this year and made film selections through an online rating process including written critiques. The Crested Butte Film Festival also sponsors a film that will be screened for the entire school community during the school year. As our Festival matures we hope the kids will assume ownership of the Festival Youth Program.

The Screening Committee Enjoyed Finding Films For You!

The Screening Committee Enjoyed Finding Films For You!

Our Youth Film Program Screening Committee Hard at Work!

Our Youth Film Program Screening Committee Hard at Work!


Announcing the 2019 CBFF Student Screening Committee:

Naomi Bilow-Makler
Connor Brown
Alexandra Downey
Nola Hadley
Matthew Howe
Emerson Kaufmann
Ethan Kaufmann
Lilla Laird
Georgia Lange
Sophia Truex


The Trailhead Children's Museum is a great place to visit while your here with your family. The museum offers hands on exhibits that inspire families to explore, create, and play together. Get creative, and maybe a little messy in the Art Bar, discover physics with the super fun Magnet Ramps, build with extra large Blue Blocks, use your imagination in the Farm to Table exhibit, build till your heart's content in the 3D Lego Space, or let your littlest ones explore in the updated infant/toddler exhibit. Great for ages 6 Months -12 years! More info @ www.trailheadkids.org