37th annual Telluride Film Festival announces call for entries

37th annual Telluride Film Festival announces call for entries

IMG_5475 The prestigious Telluride Film Festival ranks among the world’s best film festivals and is an annual gathering of cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, critics and industry insiders. The annual event is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films.

Co-founded in 1974 by Tom Luddy, James Card, and Bill and Stella Pence, Telluride Film Festival, nestled in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. The Telluride Film Festival’s long-standing commitment is to bring filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The exciting schedule, kept secret until Opening Day, consists of film debuts with filmmakers presenting their works, special Guest Director programs, three major Tributes to guest artists and remarkable treasures from the past. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, California.

The  Telluride Film Festival (September 3-6, 2010), presented by National Film Preserve, Ltd., announces its call for entries in all categories including student, short, and feature length films.

Submission period begins April 15, 2010. No early entries will be accepted. The 2010 Film Entry Submission Form is available for download at www.telluridefilmfestival.org.

Shorts and student film submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm, July 1, 2010. Feature film submissions must be received no later than 5:00 pm, July 15, 2010. All submissions must have been completed after July 15, 2009 and no works in progress will be accepted. Feature-length films (60 minutes or longer) will only be considered if they are to have their first North American screening at Telluride Film Festival. Final program determinations will be made by August 1, 2010.

 Professional and amateur filmmakers working in all aesthetic disciplines and genres including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental are welcome.
Each year the four-day Telluride Film Festival plays host to an average of 24 feature films and 25 shorts and student films. Films selected to screen at Telluride Film Festival will be shown out-of-competition. TFF is not a competitive festival.

The Telluride Film Festival is supported by Turner Classic Movies, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, NBC Universal, Omaha Steaks, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Stella Artois, Celestial Seasonings, New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Chamisal Vineyards, National Endowment for the Arts, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Kodak, Telluride Foundation, Boston Light and Sound, among others.
For more information visit www.telluridefilmfestival.org

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