As a Wright Opera House annual event, our festival brings independent films in all genres from dozens of countries to Ouray County. This year’s fest will be held from June 25-27. Our Executive Team includes actor Terry Kiser and Nashville-based filmmakers Jared LaCroix and Jake Abell (Ouray High School graduate). We work with an amazing team of interns from CU Boulder’s film program to build a weekend of incredible films and discussions that celebrate the best in global cinema right here in Ouray.
How can I or my business get involved?
Like our parent organization, the Wright Opera House, our festival revenue was hit hard by the pandemic. We need help from community partners to continue developing our second annual event. During this difficult year, we could use your help.
We are looking for 100 businesses and individuals to donate 100 dollars to support our budget for the 2021 film festival.
What would my contribution support?
Our budget prioritizes the things that matter most: giving financial support to our incredible team of interns, hospitality for invited filmmakers, and creating events like last year’s socially-distant opening night gala where audiences have the opportunity to get to know our visiting artists.
How would I or my business benefit from supporting the film festival?
• As one of our festival sponsors, your name will appear on our festival website and our print program during the festival.
• You help us to give back to the community. We’re developing education initiatives for students, we bring guest filmmakers to Ouray to enrich our local artistic culture throughout the festival, and our work contributes to the local tourist economy.
• Your contribution will help to maintain and grow a cultural institution that will enrich Ouray County for years to come. We’re here to stay!
I’m interested in being a festival sponsor, but I have more questions. Can I contact someone?
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The Wright Opera House is a 501c3 nonprofit, operating a historic venue and premier performing arts organization located in the City of Ouray. It is supported by event fees and by generous donations. Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the Wright.