2010 Durango Independent Film Festival


The Lure of Film Brings People To Durango Year After Year

Each year, the Durango Independent Film Festival, southwest Colorado's premier showcase for independent film, grows into a deeper, richer, experience. The film festival's growth is due to the support of our phenomenal filmmakers, faithful passholders, dedicated donors and sponsors, and the tireless staff and volunteers. It's the lure of film that brings us back each year, bigger and better (and that's no fish story!). This year, our GET REEL theme is meant to focus on that lure of film - which is different for each one of us. That's the "DIFF"....we all love film, but our reasons for this love are unique. Join us March 3 - 7, 2010 for a film festival that is sure to catch your heart and release your mind. This is the big one, folks!

At a time when spring skiing is at its finest with area skiing at nearby Durango Mountain Resort, the now famous extreme Silverton Mountain experience, and Wolf Creek, there isn't a better time to take in the outdoors, take in films, and take in all that is Durango, Colorado. And it's super easy to get here, just visit FlyDurango.com for flight information directly to and from Durango.

The Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF) and local restaurants have partnered to give film enthusiasts and holiday shoppers this year’s most unique and creative gift! The Dinner and a Film Festival package includes a 2010 Durango Independent Film Festival 6-Punch Pass and a $50 Gift Certificate from your choice of Guido’s Favorite Foods, the Irish Embassy Pub, Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, or Cosmopolitan restaurants. The festival and participating restaurants are offering the package for $95, which is 10% less than if purchased separately. Dinner and a Film Festival packages are on sale now through the end of February and can be purchased at participating restaurants or the Film Festival office.

The Durango Independent Film Festival will be held in downtown Durango from Wednesday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 7th, 2010.

Other festival passes are also on sale at durangofilm.org. For more information call 970-375-7779.

You Can Call Us DIFF The community of Durango has presented a film festival since 2001, when the Durango Film Festival (DFF) held its first event. When DFF became inactive in 2005, staff and volunteers from that festival wanted to continue the presence of a community film festival. Within a few months they regrouped to organize The Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF), and registered with the State of Colorado as a new nonprofit corporation on August 24, 2005. DIFF launched its inaugural film festival March 1-5, 2006. Our vision for our nonprofit expanded during our post-festival retreat, and the Board of Directors amended the name of the organization to “Durango Film Institute, dba The Durango Independent Film Festival” to more fully reflect our updated mission statement and our new activities as a year-round film organization. As we grow and expand our year-round programs, our main event will continue to be the film festival held every year the first week of March. Our name may be The Durango Independent Film Festival, but when you think of us, remember that we are striving to make a DIFF in our community!


UPDATE - 1/05/10 - Durango Independent Film Festival Announces 6-Punch Pass Sales at Local BanksThe Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF) and local banks have partnered to give film enthusiasts a creative gift! Give the Gift of Film passes are available at Alpine Bank (two locations), Bank of the San Juans (two locations), First National Bank of Durango (downtown location), and Pine River Valley Bank (Durango location). 2010 DIFF 6-Punch Passes can be purchased at participating banks or the Film Festival office for only $54 (that’s cheaper than regular movie tickets) now through the end of February.