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48th Telluride Film Festival

Telluride, United States, September 2 to 6, 2021

Call for entries

(Features, shorts and student films, all genres)


The Telluride Film Festival will be accepting entries for its 2021 edition starting April 15.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the Festival.

  • Competitive: No
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • All submissions must be completed after July 1, 2020;
  • Films must be a North American premiere;
  • Running time of +60 minutes for feature-length, -60 minutes for shorts;
  • Films must be submitted in English or have English subtitles.



Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms. With only an appreciation of celluloid to guide them, these devotees flock to the show, year after year. Why? Blind faith. They don’t reveal the program until everyone lands in town. Yet the Telluride family trusts that a unique experience will unfold.


Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for applications to its International Festival participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890