Film Festival

September 2nd to 6th 2021


    A Celebration of Films Big and Small

    Every Labor Day weekend, enough cinephiles descend on Telluride to make the town nearly tripled in size for the annual film festival. They come because some of the biggest films are screened here first, but also because the festival has some of the most exciting independent films showing alongside the blockbusters.

    When the New York Times described the Telluride Film Festival, they gushed "If it seems to exist on a higher plane, this is not just a matter of altitude. Mostly it is the kind of place where, for one long weekend, all anyone wants to talk about is movies. There are no prizes, and therefore no juries; no market, no press screenings, no red carpets or paparazzi photo calls. The ethos is open and egalitarian."

    Stay in-town to get the most out of your film festival package. We recommend some great options here:

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    2021's lineup is yet to be released, but 2019's lineup included:

    • THE AERONAUTS (d. Tom Harper, U.S. – U.K., 2019)
    • THE ASSISTANT (d. Kitty Green, U.S., 2019)
    • THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (d. Daniel Gordon, Australia, 2019)
    • BEANPOLE (Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2019)
    • THE CLIMB (d. Michael Angelo Covino, U.S., 2019)
    • COUP 53 (d. Taghi Amirani, U.K., 2019)
    • DIEGO MARADONA (d. Asif Kapadia, U.K., 2019)
    • FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC (d. Werner Herzog, U.S. – Japan, 2019)
    • FIRST COW (d. Kelly Reichardt, U.S., 2019)
    • FORD v FERRARI (d. James Mangold, U.S., 2019)
    • JUDY (d. Rupert Goold, U.K.-U.S., 2019)
    • A HIDDEN LIFE (d. Terrence Malick, U.S. – Germany, 2019)
    • THE HUMAN FACTOR (d. Dror Moreh, U.K., 2019)
    • INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN (d. Davis Guggenheim, U.S., 2019)
    • THE KINGMAKER (Lauren Greenfield, U.S., 2019)
    • LYREBIRD (d. Dan Friedkin, U.S., 2019)
    • MARRIAGE STORY (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2019)
    • MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (d. Edward Norton, U.S., 2019)
    • OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (d. Ric Burns, U.S., 2018)
    • PAIN AND GLORY (d. Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2019)
    • PARASITE (d. Bong Joon-ho, South Korea, 2019)
    • PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (d. Céline Sciamma, France, 2019)
    • THE REPORT (d. Scott Z. Burns, U.S., 2019)
    • TELL ME WHO I AM (d. Ed Perkins, U.K., 2019)
    • THOSE WHO REMAINED (d. Barnabás Toth, Hungary, 2019)
    • THE TWO POPES (d. Fernando Meirelles, U.K., 2019)
    • UNCUT GEMS (d. Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, U.S., 2019)
    • VARDA BY AGNÈS (d. Agnès Varda, France, 2019)
    • VERDICT (d. Raymond Ribay Gutierrez, Philippines, 2019)
    • WAVES (d. Trey Edward Schultz, U.S., 2019)