42nd Telluride Film Festival 2015

42nd Telluride Film Festival 2015 (by Pamela Gentile)

Tributee Rooney Mara and Todd Haynes

Tributee Rooney Mara and Todd Haynes (by Pamela Gentile)

Sarah Gavron and Meryl Streep

Sarah Gavron and Meryl Streep (by Pamela Gentile)

Tom Noonan, Duke Johnson, and Charlie Kaufman

Tom Noonan, Duke Johnson, and Charlie Kaufman (by Pamela Gentile)

Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen

Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen (by Pamela Gentile)

  • 42nd Telluride Film Festival 2015
  • Tributee Rooney Mara and Todd Haynes
  • Sarah Gavron and Meryl Streep
  • Tom Noonan, Duke Johnson, and Charlie Kaufman
  • Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen

Current News

TFF 43 2016 Guest Director Volker Schlöndorff

Telluride Film Festival is proud to announce its 2016 Guest Director, Volker Schlöndorff. The globally acclaimed German filmmaker, producer, writer and actor is set to select a series of films to present at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival running over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, 2016.

Festival organizers annually select one of the world’s great film enthusiasts to join them in the creation of the Festival’s program lineup. The Guest Director serves as a key collaborator in the Festival’s programming decisions, bringing new ideas and overlooked films to Telluride. In keeping with Telluride Film Festival tradition, Schlöndorff’s film selections, along with the rest of the Telluride lineup, will be kept secret until Opening Day.

“Volker is the type of person Tom Luddy and I dream about when we begin the Guest Director selection process,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger. “His love and knowledge of the cinema allows for limitless possibilities; films we could never imagine being shown on the big screen again. What a truly unique experience we will have at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival with Volker in charge!”

One of the most significant and internationally celebrated German directors of our time, Volker Schlöndorff has a passion for bringing German and international literary classics to the screen and making them accessible to larger audiences. Volker began his filmmaking journey at the legendary film school IDHEC followed by his first debut feature, YOUNG TÖRLESS (1966). Decades later, having worked in Europe and America, his extensive body of work has garnered him an Academy Award, the Palme d’Or, and international accolades from Berlin to Venice to Telluride, where he received the Silver Medallion in 2014.

"Since 1981 Telluride has been part of my life, my favorite festival for the uniqueness of the location and the number of friends I met and made there,” said Schlöndorff. “It's not just about our love of movies, but of life and conviviality and good will for a lot of lost causes. Julie Huntsinger and Tom Luddy are in touch with me all around the year, exchanging funny links and gossip. Of all honours, it's one of the greatest to curate a program in the mountains."


Posted on June 16, 2016
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TFF 42 Labor Day Picnic Seminar: ROOM

Recorded: September 07, 2015

TFF 42 Saturday Seminar

Recorded: September 05, 2015

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