| Crested Butte, Colorado USA|
ACTNow, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Feature, Audience Choice
The Crested Butte Film Festival is a celebration of international films, held annually over four days in the last weekend of September, in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Crested Butte Film Festival Wikipedia
Michael and Jennifer Brody established the Crested Butte Film Festival in 2011, looking for creative work together following careers in filmmaking and education. Crested Butte previously had Reel Fest, a shorts film festival that lasted ten years, but which was discontinued in 2010. The first installment of the Crested Butte Film Festival had an audience of 1,500 or about the population of the town; two years later attendance doubled. The festival is held just as the aspens turn into their imperial gold.
Crested Butte Film Festival programs artful, moving, creative and provocative films. Preference is given to creativity, daring, great storytelling, and bravery. The top selections are awarded to ACTNow, to the best narrative and documentary features, best documentary short, children's films, and to those chosen by the audience.
Awarded to a nonprofit organization linked to a call-to-action documentary.2012 – Alexander Gaeta, "Outstanding achievement, directorial debut"; Shoot the Moon
2014 – Martin Rath, "Outstanding achievement, breakthrough filmmaker"; Written in Ink and Arena
2015 – Yana Novikova (Яна Новикова), "Outstanding achievement, debut performance in a feature film"; The Tribe (Плем'я)
2016 – Leonor Caraballo, Mattero Norzi, Abou Farman, and Adella Ladjevardi, "Artistic accomplishment"; Icaros: A Vision
2016 – Ashley Valenzuela, "Filmmaker to watch"; Warm Waves
2013 – Jack Hanley
2014 – Scott Aigner and Marcelo Mitnik
2015 – Jennifer Brody
2016 – Jeramiah Friesen