Telluride Film Festival
Mrs Julie Huntsinger, Mr Tom Luddy, Mr Gary Meyer
Year of Foundation 1974
Event Date from 31 August 2018 till 03 September 2018
in Telluride, United States
Sections Filmmakers of Tomorrow (short films), Retrospective, Tributes
Terms of Entry Features, shorts, documentaries, animation of all styles and lengths are eligible for consideration. Completed film must be no more than one year old. If a feature, must be a North American premiere (Short films are excluded from this rule).
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, DCP
Registration Deadline Feature films, Student and Short films: 16 April to 02 July 2018
Fees Student films: $35; Short films: $45 - $85 depending on length; Feature films (60 min. or longer): $95
Attendance Figures 6,000
Participants of the Film Industry around half of the visitors are distributors, producers and especially casting agents;
"The Telluride International Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking much more than the art of deal making. Many industry proferssionals come, but we encourage them to turn off their cell phones, and just enjoy the show."
Prizes/Awards This is a non-competitive event.
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog and André Singer(UK/US/DE, Werner Herzog Film)
IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY by Eric Friedler (NDR)
Filmmakers of Tomorrow – Student Prints
TRACING ADDAI by Esther Niemeier (Film University Babelsberg)
CHRISTIAN WAHNSCHAFFE, Parts I & II (1920 – 1921) by Urban Gad (digital restored version by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation)
Special Medallion Film
ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof (CH/DE, zero one film)
Number of Films Shown 50 programs including shorts
Media Coverage a small but influential number of critics and journalists from all media
Evaluation An important independent festival, which is constantly gaining significance and which enjoys an excellent reputation as a major showcase for new independent productions from all over the world. Focus: newcomer and new talents. Showing a film at Telluride is viewed as a mark of quality in specialist circles. In addition there are panel discussions, special events. US distributors and film critics are exploring the festival. The program is not revealed before the opening. Major significance for the campaigning of OSCAR relevant feature films.