Telluride is the gem of film festivals, standing off to one side, doing its own environmentally intricate thing, devoid of the usual deal-making fever, resisting buzz in favor of discovery. It is a movie purists delight, where films, not hype, are the focus.

Jay Carr, Boston Globe

Please click here to view a list of our major sponsors for the 46th Telluride Film Festival.

As a non-profit arts organization, you could say the Telluride Film Festival has always relied on the kindness of friends. It simply wouldn’t exist without help. From direct financial support to providing goods and services, there are many ways to make a tax-deductible contribution. Click here to take a look at the Festival’s financial picture.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS allow a company to be linked to the identity of individual festival venues and events. Or, for greater visibility and title credit, companies may choose to be a Lead or Presenting Sponsor. Certain contribution levels allow for distribution of goods and literature to thousands of festival attendees. Click here for an overview of sponsorship opportunities.

FOUNDATIONS also supply invaluable assistance. Whether donating to one of our funds or by sponsoring one of our special programs, such as the ‘City Lights Project’ for high school students, there are many options to match a foundation’s objectives.

The Filmanthropy of INDIVIDUALS sponsoring films, tributes, and special programs are vital to the festival’s success as well.

With donations to The ENDOWMENT FUND in any amount, we hope to build a
solid financial base that ensures the future of the festival. BEQUESTS
and planned giving also help to ensure our continued excellence.

The GENERAL SUPPORT FUND employs its contributions toward the substantial costs of creating the festival each year.

For more information, please contact Development at 415.216.9187 or sponsorship@telluridefilmfestival.org.

To download a Contributions Form, click here.

Telluride! Thank you! You have confirmed my belief in the continuity of the art of cinema. I no longer think of it, despairingly, as a Stop! Go! Stop! Go! Industry. I have seen love and understanding of what we were once trying to do, when we had the chance. And I saw that the future of filmmaking is in clever and capable hands.

Michael Powell

If you click on the Web site for the Telluride Film Festival...you'll find a list of some of the choicest, smartest, most desirable sponsors an arts event could have... This is a very classy event. It's one of America's very best film festivals.

Steve Rosen, Denver Post