TFF Announces Its ‘Call for Entries’ 
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BERKELEY, Calif. – The Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve, Ltd., announces its call for entries for this year’s festival, the 36th Annual Telluride Film Festival (September 4-7, 2009). 

Student film submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 1; short and feature film submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 15. All submissions must have been completed after July 15, 2008, and no works in progress will be accepted. Feature-length films (60 minutes or longer) will only be considered if they are to have their first North American screening at Telluride Film Festival. Final program determinations will be made by August 1, 2009.

Professional and amateur filmmakers working in all aesthetic disciplines and genres are welcome. Shorts, features, documentaries, animation, film and video are eligible for consideration.

The 2009 Film Entry Submission Form is available for download at Each year the four-day Telluride Film Festival plays host to an average of 25 feature films and 30-40 shorts and student films. Films selected to screen at Telluride Film Festival will be shown out-of-competition. TFF is not a competitive festival. 

About TFF and Its Sponsors

The Telluride Film Festival, ranked among the world’s most prestigious film festivals, is an annual gathering for film industry insiders and a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. Co-founded in 1974 by Tom Luddy, James Card and Bill and Stella Pence, TFF is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. The festival’s long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The schedule, kept secret until Opening Day, consists of film debuts, special Guest Director programs, three major Tributes to guest artists and remarkable treasures from the past. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, Calif. 

TFF is supported by Lead Sponsor Starz Entertainment. Additional major supporters include The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Heineken, Microsoft, Subaru, Shady Acres Entertainment, Telluride Mountain Village, Belvedere Vodka, Turner Classic Movies, Omaha Steaks, Resort Quest, NBC Universal, Pine Ridge Winery, National Endowment for the Arts, Kodak, Telluride Foundation, Larabar, Dolby, Sony, Boston Light and Sound, Wright Group, DGA, among others. 

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