Telluride Film Festival
Telluride, Colorado (Pop. 2,221)
August 31 – September 3, 2012
In the majestic high country of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride’s secluded location is a sanctuary for cinema die-hards. At Telluride, new and old clash perfectly. The festival screenings run the gamut from forgotten silent films with live orchestral performances to incredible independent documentaries. Audiences are also treated to sneak previews of films. This year, guests were surprised with screenings of Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse, Jim Field Smith’s Butter, and Le Grand Amour, Pierre Etaix’s lost masterpiece that had never before screened in North America.
When to submit: By mid-July
More info: telluridefilmfestival.org