Film is often an artistic experience. The visuals, the sounds, the craft, the experience. Fortunately, not only do we have a selection of incredibly artistic films, but Crested Butte is in a location that fosters the artistic community. The films, the galleries, and even the beautiful surroundings are sure to stun your eyes and draw out your artistic side.
Need more recommendations? Come by our box office at the Signature Properties. Our team is happy to help you narrow down your choices.
Get into gear for the weekend by riding in the Bike Parade on Thursday, September 26 at 3 pm. Meet in front of The Public House at 202 Elk Ave. This event is also insta-worthy, so don’t forget to tag us #CBFF or @crestedbuttefilmfestival.
Don’t have your bike with you? Don’t worry. You can rent one at Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven on Elk Avenue.
Food, drinks, and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some seriously cool creatives— are you in? If so, head over to the Party with the Filmmakers at The Dogwood on Friday, September 27 from 9-11pm ($15 at door, free for pass holders and filmmakers). Admission includes a free drink ticket.
Discussion not only encourages understanding it sparks creativity. Join the Filmmaker Talks on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th from 11:00-11:45 at The Public House. Tap into the creative minds that have brought you this year’s outstanding films. These intimate panels offer an opportunity to deeply engage with the artists, discussing craft, inspiration, and more.
Celebrate the award-winning films and directors at our Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 28th at 8:15pm at Center for the Arts. Some of our most memorable moments have happened at this celebration of talent. And, make sure you catch these films during the last showings on Sunday.
Filmmakers, Sponsors, and Festival Passholders are invited to join us for our flamenco-inspired Red Carpet Spirited Soirée on Saturday, September 28th from 9-11 pm at Montanya Distillers. Don your finest threads, enjoy artisan cocktails, and mingle with filmmakers at this famous, award-winning distillery. You can purchase your pass here to join in this fun event.
Come celebrate with the friends you’ve made this weekend at our Closing Night Party on Sunday, September 29th, 7 pm at the The Dogwood. Be sure to try one of The Dogwood's delectable creations and enjoy a discount festival rate.
Just can’t get enough? Track down artistic and programming director, Michael Brody, festival host, moderator, and selection committee member, Jack Hanley, or head of screening committee, Scott Aigner, for a conversation about your favorite films, directors, and experiences.
Who doesn’t love pizza? Visit Mikeys Pizza for your fix.
It’s going to be hard to take a break from the film watching, but, when you must stop for lunch, try out the Public House for some serious poutine and 25% off food, Montanya Distillers cocktails, Buckel Family Wine, and Irwin Brewing Company beer all weekend for passholders.
Want a great place to keep discussing the incredible films you just experienced? Check out Montanya Distillers-lite bites, craft rum, and a relaxed atmosphere make it one of Crested Butte’s best loved spots.
For artisan cocktails and unique fare in a funky cabin try The Dogwood.
Crested Butte and Gunnison are home to an amazing group of artists, from sculptors to landscape artists to dance and theatre, our creatives remain inspired by the community and the landscape. Take time to take a gallery walk to enjoy some of this amazing work.
Ready to tell your story? Collaborate with local creatives like Elevate the Media or Xavier Fane Photography to bring that story to life. Elevate specializes in drone photography while Xavier uses his lens to frame outdoor adventures.
Ready to film here in Colorado? The Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media can talk to you about incentives, locations, and more.
Don’t forget to bring your camera, your paints, and more, because Crested Butte will inspire you. There are a number of incredible plein air spots to paint, the scenery begs to be photographed, and the town inspires a nostalgic feel that may lead to your next song. Whatever your gift, let Crested Butte be your muse.
We encourage you to learn more about our additional CBFF sponsors including:
The Dairy Center, Jamie’s Jerky , KBUT, Artisan Rug Gallery, Downey Law, Slopeside Tech, Sage Specialty Rentals, RoShamBo, Kiki M Photography, Satori Capital Group, Shana Joelle, Gunnison County Electric Association, Crested Butte Music Festival , Denver Film Society, Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Association, Kind Design, Mars Petcare, River Cloud Media,The Lucid Cause, Zoetica, Center for the Arts, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Mountain Living Magazine, Good Cinema, Refinery 29