Our mission is to provide the community an escape to expand your mind and explore the world through the art of independent film, and to educate area students through our Reel Learning school program. This is made possible by grants, individual donations, and sponsorships from local business partners. If you love film and want to see the festival continue to fill a creative need in our community, please donate now.

We also accept donations specific to programs that are also a part of our organization, such as the Reel Learning school program and the Four Corners Film Office. Reel Learning donations can be made here, however, if  you wish your donation to support the Four Corners Film Office, please visit 4cornersfilmoffice.org and click on the donate button.

A donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated!  Durango Film is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your generous donation may be tax deductible. However, please check with your financial advisor. Thanks to everyone listed here for supporting the art of independent film.

Many Thanks to our 2024 donors!


SCREEN IDOL: $2,500+

Leba Glazner

RED CARPET LEVEL: $1,000 – $2,499

Joel & Jackie Culp

PREMIERE LEVEL: $500 – $999

Robb Brantley and Michele Malach
Nanc Cole
Shannon Kunkel

MATINEE LEVEL: $250 – $499

Joe & Debbie Bishop
Barb Gysel & Frank Viehmann
Joanie Leonard


Jennifer Black
Stephani Burditt
John Condie & Wanda Ellingson
Tom Donley
Claudia Murphy Foley
Richard Grossman
Lee Hagar
Patricia Hall
Todd Macon
Martha Minot
Kerrie Neet
Peter Norton and Judy Hodges
Mary O’Donnell
Jeff Sambur
Traci Smith
Cate Smock & John Egan
Bady Snow
Karen Zenger

escape. expand. explore.