Become a part of our story at the 2019 Festival!

Thank you so much for my invitation to Durango. I loved the train ride and I explored the town,
which I thought was refreshing. I liked the mom and pop stores. The festival was a real delight and I thoroughly enjoyed every night.The people in town are very welcoming.
–Sebastian Twardosz of Circus Road Films, 2013 Industry panel moderator

Durango  Film is pretty easy to get to. With airline service from Phoenix, Dallas and Denver hubs, Durango is accessible to the world but is a world away! Relax and enjoy the festival for the whole weekend or for a set number of films. Your festival experience can be tailor-made to your needs. We look forward to seeing you in our town!


If attending the festival as a filmmaker, please call the the Durango Independent Film Festival Office  at (970) 375-7779 to book one of these hotels to receive the special DF Rate.

Rochester Hotel/The Leland House B&B
721 & 726 E. 2nd Ave – just off Main Ave.


Call the Rochester Hotel to book one of these 2019 Festival/Lodging Packages:

Film Festival Sampler Package
: $390
  • 2 Nights in a Luxurious King Room
  • 10 Punch Pass to Your Choice of Films

Film Lover Package: $990

  • 5 Nights in a Luxurious King Room
  • 2 All-Film Passes

general palmer logoGeneral Palmer Hotel
567 Main Ave. – downtown Durango


Best Western PLUS Rio Grande Inn
400 E. 2nd Ave. – just off Main Ave.





Strater Hotel
699 Main Ave. – downtown Durango

The Strater Hotel is offering a Film Festival package that includes $10 off nightly room rate (2 nights minimum stay). It also includes a $90 10-Punch Festival Pass per room ($113 value). Visit for more information.

2002 Main Ave – Durango



Transportation services for the 2019 Festival provided by:

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If you are flying to Durango…

Map_4Corners_webThe Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) is served by several daily non-stop arrivals on a year-round schedule, including direct non-stop service from Denver, CO on United Airlines, Phoenix, AZ on America West/US Airways and Dallas Fort Worth on American Airlines.

Because the airport is located just south of Durango, flights are rarely affected by mountain weather, unlike flights into other mountain resort airports. The Durango-La Plata County Airport offers several daily non-stop departures to three different major airports on four major carriers/charter operators.

The non-stop destinations are major airports (United Express – Denver, America West Express/US Airways – Phoenix and American Airlines – Dallas Fort Worth). Albuquerque, NM is also only a 3 – 3 ½ hour drive from Durango. Southwest Airlines, and other low fare service is available from Albuquerque.

This complement of air service offers excellent access to the world, via convenient air service to hundreds of national and worldwide destinations.


Air Service to/from Durango:


United  United Express: Daily non-stop flights from Denver with convenient connections to/from hundreds of cities.  800-241-6522


aalogo_140x16  American Airlines: Daily non-stop flights from Dallas Fort Worth with convenient connections to/from hundreds of cities. 800-433-7800


For everything Durango, please visit the

Durango Area Tourism Office website by clicking the logo below!


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