Telluride Film Festival will celebrate it's 40th anniversary this year and to commemorate this special occasion the festival will be extended to be a five day event rather than the usual four-day event. An additional day means more room for special programming honoring their history, including some reunions. This years festival is scheduled to run from August 29th to September 2nd and is presented by the National Film Preserve.
The festival will also debut a brand new venue this year, The Werner Herzog Theatre. It is set to be their most 'technologically advanced theatre accommodating 650 pass holders.' While a larger venue and additional day could mean a larger pass holder base, they've decided to not expand in efforts to maintain their intimate experience.
"The 40th celebration is our chance to thank and honor the founders, filmmakers and audience who have helped us create such a beloved cultural institution," said Telluride Film Festival Executive Director Julie Huntsinger. "We are inspired every day by the cinematic genius that surrounds us and look forward to sharing the best of that on this very special occasion."
Festival passes will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow, March 1, 2013. For more information about the festival or to purchase passes, visit their website at www.telluridefilmfestival.org.