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Telluride Film Festival

08/29/2018 - 10:00am to 09/03/2018 - 10:00pm
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Telluride Festivals

Film fanatics from all around the globe know that there's no better place to celebrate the art of film than at the yearly Telluride Film Festival in the incredible mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado. One of Telluride's longest-running festivals, its 45th edition will be held from Friday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 3, and those in attendance may expect to enjoy some 50 films in a wide selection of genres at no less than 10 excellent indoor and outdoor venues found throughout Telluride and nearby Mountain Village. Special events will be held on both opening and closing day, and you'll have the opportunity to meet and speak with the filmmakers, actors and writers at workshops and talks during the event.

See Tomorrow's Biggest Hits First

When you think about famous film festivals, your thoughts probably go directly to Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Venice and Cannes. That's not surprising because these are definitely the most well-known film festivals in the world, but the Telluride Film Festival deserves a spot at the top as well. While it's considered more a celebration of film rather than a competition, that doesn't change the fact that many of the films that have been presented first at the Telluride Film Festival have gone on to earn big awards and take their rightful place in movie history. While the film lineup is not revealed until the festival begins, these are just a few of the big winners that have made their debut in Telluride over the past years.

  • The King's Speech
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Argo
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Birdman
  • Room
  • Spotlight
  • Capote
  • Juno
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Blue Velvet
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Crying Game
  • The Civil War
  • The Lives of Others
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Ticket Availability

Different types of passes are available for the Telluride Film Festival, but they tend to sell out almost immediately, and you may be required to sign up to be on the waiting list. If you plan to stay with us in one of our luxury vacation residences here at Telluride Rentals, then we'll do everything possible to obtain passes for your group so that you may attend this popular event.