Crested Butte Film Festival Goes Virtual for 2020

Attend the award-winning international film festival from the comfort of your couch

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Taking place September 25 – October 4, 2020, Crested Butte Film Festival (CBFF) is an award-winning international film festival that fosters connection, inspires creativity, cultivates cultural awareness and promotes social action through the transformative power of film.

This year, in an effort to keep its community of filmmakers, audience members and partners safe as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, CBFF is moving to a new virtual format. With this shift, CBFF is excited to offer expanded festival dates, affordable ticket options and creative sponsorship opportunities, while celebrating the spirit, innovation and fun that has always been at the foundation of the event. 

“Everyone has been deeply impacted by the pandemic and we, like everyone else, have been challenged to pivot and reimagine how we can continue to create space for connection and meaningful experiences for us all,” says Jennifer Brody, CBFF Festival Director. “After months of brainstorming and planning, we are thrilled to be bringing this year’s virtual celebration into people’s homes and giving our audiences an experience like never before.” 

This year’s festival will also include films and opportunities for thoughtful discussions around racism and inequality, and how people can come together to solve these issues. “We believe in the power of film to change lives. Now more than ever, we’re deeply committed to amplifying diverse and underrepresented voices, and creating space for important conversations about the racism and inequality plaguing our country,” adds Brody. 

Filmmake Rjenny Nichols On Bike, Photo Credit Ironsmith

From the 2019 Crested Butte Film Festival; Photo by Ironsmith

CBFF’s all-access Virtual Festival Pass offers admittance to all films and virtual events for just $75. Passholders will have 10 full days to stream up to 100 films, enjoy special panel discussions and view inspiring presentations from the comfort of their own living rooms or backyards. Individual tickets can also be purchased for films or short programs for $10. 

CBFF’s film line up will include inspiring narratives, eye-opening documentaries, beautifully crafted outdoor adventure films and award-winning creative shorts from around the world. CBFF’s Youth Program will remain free and will be split into three programs designed for little ones (ages 3-5), younger audiences (ages 6-12), and older youth (ages 13 and up). An important film on suicide awareness called “LIV”, directed by Alan Hicks and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen, will also be screened for free followed by a panel discussion. The festival’s complete film line up will be announced online on September 1st. 

“Connecting with each other and working to make our world more equitable, sustainable, and just is at the heart of what we do,” says Brody. “As we all search for new ways to connect and enrich our lives, we’re extremely grateful to unite and experience stories as a community. While we’ll miss gathering in person, we’re excited to provide our growing community with a 10-day experience of unforgettable inspiration, connection and story-telling. We invite everyone to co-create and reimagine the CBFF experience, together.” 

For more information, please visit Crested Butte Film Festival at cbfilmfest.org

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