A Look Back at the Crested Butte Film Festival
Moviegoers and artists shared the power of storytelling and film in late September
Photos by Xavier Fane
What started as a short film festival debuting in 2011, has evolved into a cinema extravaganza in Crested Butte, Colorado. Now, the annual Crested Butte Film Festival draws in over 950 attendees to screen unique movies that spark artistic creativity, inspire connection, cultural awareness and social action.
From September 26 - 29, 2019 the Rocky Mountain town hosted its 8th annual festival with a wide array of movie showings all throughout Crested Butte.
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For those who need more guidance, 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 every designated category.
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
Director: Corina Schwingruber-Ilić
Best Short Film (Comedy)
Director: Alma Buddecke and Marleen Valin
Best Short Film (Drama)
The Moon and The Night
Director: Erin Lau
Director: Pilar Timpane and Christine Delp
Special Jury Award: "Outstanding Debut Performance"
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"