Telluride Film Festival


Years running: 49 (since 1974)

Telluride Film Festival

International short film festival.


Films of Ang Lee, David Cronenberg, Pedro Almodóvar, and Errol Morris have debuted here.

The festival invites to be a part of a its long history of discovery and welcomed new, fresh and brilliant film. At the same time it shows a handful of films and is very selective. The real prize in Telluride is to be accepted from hundreds of entries as one of approximately 25 shorts and 24 features that will be showcased at the festival.

The festival revels in discovering new talent. It doesn’t discriminate: shorts, features, documentaries, animation, film, and video — all are welcome submissions. The only prerequisite is that feature films have not been shown around the North American block before.


  • Student Film (all lengths),
  • Short Film (19 minutes or less; 20 to 39 minutes; 40 to 59 minutes),
  • Feature Film (60 minutes or longer).


  • All submissions must be completed after July 1, 2021 (last year's submission deadline).
  • With very rare exceptions, feature length films (60 minutes or longer) will only be considered if they are to have their first North American screenings at TFF.

Documents and required materials:

  • Fill out an online entry form
  • Send a DVD or provide a link to online screener 

Each submission must be sent in its own separate package. DVDs must be marked with title, running time, region format, and contact information printed or clearly written with permanent marker (no stickers as they can damage players or the DVD).

Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in the possession of the festival. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.

If you’d like your preview copy returned, include a self-addressed, stamped mailing package. Screeners will otherwise not be returned.

The submittter agrees that all necessary rights for both picture and sound have been secured, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights including but not limited to music, images, and content.

The festival has the right to use clips from the film at the festival or online for promotional, archival, and other non-commercial uses.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States

Official Website



Telluride Film Festival 
800 Jones Street 
Berkeley, CA 94710 

Phone: 510.665.9494
Fax: 510.665.9589


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    April 15, 2022
  • Deadline
    July 01, 2022
  • Notifications
    August 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    2 — 5 September 2022
Categories & Fees

All lengths.

  • Deadline — $35
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