A Look Back at the Crested Butte Film Festival

Moviegoers and artists shared the power of storytelling and film in late September

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. 

Photo by Arthur E. Michalak / Provocateur

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

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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