Telluride Film Festival Announces Dell as Presenting Sponsor
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Apr 17, 2008 | 774 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BERKELEY, Calif. – Telluride Film Festival presented by the National Film Preserve, a nonprofit arts and educational organization, announced that Dell will be its Presenting Sponsor. This integrated partnership will provide significant resources and financial support for the 35th festival, to be held Aug. 29-Sept. 1, to create a dynamic environment for festivalgoers and artists alike.

Dell will enhance the Telluride Film Festival on-site experience with special events and showcase Festival highlights online at Dell Lounge (www.delllounge.com), underscoring its commitment to creating technology and opportunities that enable filmmakers and fans to enrich, amplify and share their passion for film.

“When you think about how technology has changed the way films are made and experienced, Dell’s sponsorship of the Telluride Film Festival is an exceptional fit,” said Michael Tatelman, Dell’s Vice President of Global Consumer Sales and Marketing. “Our systems make it easier for filmmakers to create their vision, and for audiences to enjoy the movies.”

“We are thrilled to have Dell join us in our commitment to the appreciation of the art of cinema,” said Tom Luddy, co-director of the Telluride Film Festival. “Their pledge to supporting emerging filmmakers compliments our ongoing showcasing of important new works from around the world.”

The Telluride Film Festival has enjoyed a unique and prestigious position within the film and arts community since 1974. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the festival will once again connect the world's most passionate film lovers with the world's most exciting new films.

The festival offers attendees the distinctive experience of being the first to see many new features and shorts, discover restored and revived masterpieces, meet filmmakers in an intimate ambiance, and celebrate major artists at special tributes.

Telluride Film Festival audiences were the first to see many award winning films including Juno, Into the Wild, I’m Not There, The Savages, Margot at the Wedding, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Persepolis, Babel, Capote, The Lives of Others, Little Children, Venus, The Last King of Scotland, Brokeback Mountain, Walk the Line, and Volver.
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