Durango Film Festival 18th anniversary March 1st – 5th







We strive to showcase all genres of independent film for you and our community

Our goal is to connect our community with independent filmmakers, engaging the audience in a unique viewing and interactive experience. Bringing the Four Corners Film Office into our organization reinforces our commitment to filmmakers to share their art with the community and to encourage them to film in our geologically diverse landscape. Direct networking opportunities are abundant during our five day festival, helping to create strong brand awareness.

Showcasing all genres of independent film is what the festival is all about. We proudly spotlight the best of Native Cinema, indulge the adventurous who live and play in Durango with a spotlight on adventure films, and focus on family films especially for the young and young at heart. We enjoy taking films and filmmakers to area schools for our REEL Learning School Program. In 2020, 2,505 students and teachers participated in the program. Panels and workshops, coffee talks with filmmakers, and nightly parties round out the week. Most of our special guests over the years have contributed much more than sharing a film. Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts performed live in concert. Mackenzie Astin ventured to Animas High School to help students with filmmaking. When Lindsay Wagner attended the festival, we learned she was the first woman to burst through the glass ceiling in television.

Direct networking opportunities are abundant during our 5-day festival, helping to create strong brand awareness. Event sponsorship opportunities in print, on-screen and online provide participation engagement with our loyal audience.

Durango Film has been bringing educational and creative films to students and teachers in the Ignacio and Durango school districts for the past 16 years as part of our Public Schools Program. In 2013, we rebranded the program the REEL Learning school program, which now has its own brand. The 2020 program reached a record 2,505 students and teachers in the Ignacio JT school district, Durango 9-R school district, Animas High School, Juniper, Big Picture, and Bayfield school district. The 2021 program was shown virtually to 1,400 students in Durango and Ignacio.

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