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Telluride Film Festival: Last Call for Submissions this July; Fest Runs September 2-5

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 29, 2011 at 8:07AM

The Telluride Film Festival issues its last call for 2011 submissions. The deadlines to submit to this class-act four-day festival over Labor Day weekend (September 2-5) are:SHORTS AND STUDENT FILMS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011 FEATURES DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
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The Telluride Film Festival issues its last call for 2011 submissions. The deadlines to submit to this class-act four-day festival over Labor Day weekend (September 2-5) are:

SHORTS AND STUDENT FILMS DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011 FEATURES DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

Many award-season contenders premiere at Telluride, from last year's Oscar-winner The King's Speech (Colin Firth pictured in his Oscar-winning role) to Slumdog Millionaire, Brokeback Mountain and Juno. The likes of Billy Bob Thornton and Doug Liman were first discovered at Telluride.

Films chosen to screen at Telluride are kept secret until the fest's opening day and screened out of competition. Here's more.

This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Telluride, Classics, Shorts, Documentaries, Independents


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.