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A Rocky Mountain Film Festival

Moviegoers and artists shared the power of storytelling and film in Crested Butte

Photo by Xavier Fane

Debuting in 2011 as a short film festival, the annual Crested Butte Film Festival has evolved into a serious cinema extravaganza. The event draws in over 950 attendees to watch movies that spark artistic creativity, inspire connection, cultural awareness and social action.

Photo by Xavier Fane

From September 26 - 29, 2019 Crested Butte hosted its 8th annual festival with a wide array of movie showings all throughout the Rocky Mountain town.

The fest offered a special experience for cinephiles with curated film categories for every kind of moviegoer. Whether you're a Wanderluster to Artist, Activist, Adventurer or Family, there were feature presentations and documentaries for everyone.

Photo by Chris Leising

Here’s a look at some of the award-winning films that were showcased at this year’s festival. 

Audience Choice Award 

Peanut Butter Falcon
Director: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwatrz

Best Narrative Film

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Best Documentary Feature

Storm The Gates
Director: Daniele Anastasion, Catherine Yrisarri, and Josie Swantek

Best Documentary Short

All Inclusive
Director: Corina Schwingruber-Ilić

Best Short Film (Comedy)

Hot Dog
Director: Alma Buddecke and Marleen Valin

Best Short Film (Drama)

The Moon and The Night
Director: Erin Lau

ActNow Award

Director: Pilar Timpane and Christine Delp

Special Jury Award: "Outstanding Debut Performance"

Zack Gottsagen

Special Jury Award: "Achievement in Social Impact and Activism"

All I See Is The Future
Director Nancy Dionne

Special Jury Award: "Spirit of Independence Award"

Amy Seimetz

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