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40th Telluride Film Festival Announces Call for Entries

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 15, 2013 at 12:04PM

The Telluride Film Festival has announced its call for entries in all categories, including student, short and feature-length films.
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The Telluride Film Festival has announced its call for entries in all categories, including student, short and feature-length films.

The submission period begins April 15, with the Film Entry Form available for download here. Shorts and student films must be received no later than 5pm on July 1; feature submissions no later than 5pm on July 15. 

The 40th anniversary edition of the fest is set per usual for Labor Day weekend August 29 - September 2. Passes for the festival, presented by The National Film Preserve, are available here. The new 650 seat Werner Herzog Theater will be ready for the festival, allowing for an extra day, for a full five days of special programming and festivities. This does not mean the festival is widening its pass holder base; the relaxed atmosphere will be preserved. As usual, the program will not be announced in advance, but this anniversary year will "be a grand reunion highlighting all the elements of the last forty years."

Exec director Julie Huntsinger states: "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. 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.”


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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.