how to fest


WHAT is a film festival? The Durango Independent Film Festival is a five day festival the first full weekend of March. Films are shown at various times throughout the day, at 2 different theaters in town (within walking distance of each other) on 3 different screens. You can choose to see whatever films you’d like, and as many or as few as you’d like. There are also VIP parties for First Tier pass holders and special programs (such as Panels and Coffee Talk with Filmmakers) that are free and open to the public. You don’t need a pass to attend our special programs. We start the festival off with Free Movie Night – it’s free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis, and we encourage you to bring your friends and family to this free event.

WHAT is the best way to see festival films and attend special events?  The 2025 film festival is a 5 day in-person festival.  We have many pass options, including the All Festival pass, which includes as many films as you’d like to watch, along with three VIP parties. For more information on passes, click here.


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