I don’t think many businesses in Durango understand the importance of an overall marketing strategy. I think doing special events sponsorship is just as important as any advertising you do.
–2009 Sponsor

The Durango Independent Film Festival celebrates the courage of the independent filmmaker which cannot happen without your continued support. Thank you for keeping the spirit of independent film alive in our community. For sponsorship opportunities, please email Joanie Fraughton, Executive Director, at joanie@durangofilm.org.

You may click here to view our 2012 Sponsorship Levels, and click here to view our 2011 Sponsorship Report.

Thank you to our 2012 festival sponsors for being part of the IN crowd!

Venue Sponsor

Winner of the 2012 Independent Spirit Award!

Leading Media/Industry Sponsor

PR & Marketing Sponsor

Free Movie Night Sponsor


School Program Sponsors




La Plata Electric Association

Native American Program
Underwritten by:


Supporting Sponsors


Daily Venue Sponsors










Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel
Nancy Bonnett


Filmmaker Lounge Sponsors

Official Beer Sponsor



Party & Event Sponsors



The Assortment Band
Harvest Grill & Greens
Norton’s Highway 3 Roadhouse
Nini’s Taqueria
Nature’s Oasis
Kennebec Cafe
Hot Tomatoes
Himalayan Kitchen
Cyprus Cafe, eno wine bar & coffee cafe
Wildcat Canyon Liquors
Cosmo
Zia Taqueria

Transportation Sponsor


Hotel Sponsors





Film Programs Sponsors


360Durango.com

Animas Trading Company

Backcountry Experience
Coldwell Banker Heratige House Realtors
Colorado Land Title
Durango Coffee Company

First National Bank of Durango
Hanson Honda
Louisa’s Movie House & Electronics
Maria’s Bookshop

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
Russell Planning & Engineering

Skywalker Construction LLC

Sonas Integrative Medical Center
Storyteller Theatres

The Payroll Dept., Inc.
The Wells Group of Durango
Zuke’s Natural Dog & Cat Treats * Since 1995

Brookie Architecture & Planning, Inc.
Julie Cooley, Susan Lander, Linda Barnes & Katherine Barr

Rivergate Pharmacy & Compounding Center

Media Sponsors



Panels and Workshops Sponsor

In Kind Sponsors






Durango Magazine
Denton Signs
Rest Easy Hosting

Shared Vision Publishing

Filmmaker Sponsors

Elisabeth Peterson
Jane C. Pedersen LCSW
Lori and Jeff Schell
John A. Rothchild, DDS
Karen McCarthy & Sam, Lisa & Erika Beardsley
Dave & Barb Temple

Hospitality Sponsors

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Honeyville
Ricky’s Lucky Nuts
Spaaah Shop & Day Spa
Durango Soda Company – Zuberfizz

Shopping Cart
2017 Walk of Fame

Manhattan Short Tickets

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