- 4 day festival is held each Labor Day
- Emphasis on film rather than competition
- Various ticket packages may be purchased ahead of time
Overview: The Telluride Film Festival has been taking place for over three decades, and has hosted the debuts of many great films. Unlike so many film festivals, the main goal of the Telluride Film Festival is to remain a celebration of film- not a competition. This creates a wonderful environment, but what makes the Telluride Film Festival still even more different is not the beautiful mountain scenery, the small town vibe, or the intimate venues.
Where: Films are shown at various locations throughout Telluride. Check this years schedule for showtimes.
When: 4 day festival is held each Labor Day. September 1st-4th, 2017.
Cost: Ticket prices vary for shows and special events and lectures.
Details: The unique aspect of this festival is that the program is not even revealed until everyone has arrived in town, so attendees must rely on its stellar reputation and blind faith. During the 4 days, there are tributes to legends of the industry, discussions with filmmakers, and numerous screenings of new and classic films.
Because Telluride is a small town, festival organizers have had to get creative with the screening venues, but have found over time that it only adds to the unique feeling that this festival boasts. Among the many venues used around town are the Sheridan Opera House, the town Masonic Hall, and even the Town Park converted into an open-air cinema.
There are 3 different types of passes you can purchase that are good for the entire festival, or you can buy individual tickets for single events if they are available. Pass holders are allowed to attend all social gatherings in addition to being seated at events before individual ticket holders. Whether or not you decide to attend the entire festival or just one of the screenings, you will be a part of a rare cinematic experience.
Read more about this event on the Telluride Film Festival website.