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Durango Independent Film Festival 2017

Now that the drama of the Oscar’s is behind us, Durango is ready to celebrate film in a way that honors the Four Corners’ diversity and free spirit: The 12th annual Durango Independent Film Festival opens on Wednesday, March 1.

This year’s festival features 115 selections, with each film guaranteed to inspire, influence and entertain the audience from categories including Features, Native Films, Adventures, Documentaries, Short Films, Family and School. The schedule include shows at several venues across town, allowing festival goers to experience almost everything Durango has to offer. You can find a full schedule of festival show times by downloading an event program at the bottom of this article or open it here.

The 2017 Durango Independent Film Festival features a number of special guests (including veteran actor and comedian Jim Belushi) and panel discussions. Panel discussions will be held at Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Avenue. Discussions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Discussions include:

  • The Social Value of Cinema, 1 p.m., March 4
  • Keeping It Local: Making a Film in the Four Corners, 1 p.m., March 4
  • Stories From the Front Lines of Filmmaking, 11 a.m., March 5

Festival goers visiting Durango for the first or five-hundreth time will find this little town in the San Juan Mountains is the perfect backdrop to the festival. The region’s rich cultural heritage, thriving arts scene and spirit of adventure perfectly complement the excitement, intrigue and emotions portrayed in this the festival’s film selection.

Ticket prices for the 12th range from just $12 for a single showing to $250 for an all-inclusive film pass. For more information about this year’s events, click over to durangofilm.org.