how to fest
WHO are we? The Durango Independent Film Festival is a five day festival the first full weekend of March. We bring a community (Durango, CO) together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative, and diverse films.
WHO attends a film festival? You! Anyone who is interested in watching films can attend. We have a variety of film categories, and extra events like VIP parties, panels, and workshops.
WHO are the filmmakers? We have filmmakers join us from around the world. They submit their films on Film Freeway and we have volunteer selection committees on our staff that meet and select the programs for our festival. Once selected, we invite the filmmakers to attend (and we love it when they do!) In 2023 we had a record 82 filmmakers attend the festival.