“Telluride is the world’s best film festival.” Leonard Maltin Telluride Film Festival Telluride Film Festival Sponsors Americas Film Conservancy (AFC) is currently a corporate sponsor of the Telluride Film Festival and its “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” program. AFC is honored to support and participate in the advancement of new talent and their work at such a prestigious venue. Having just celebrated its 41th year anniversary in 2014, Telluride has garnered a reputation as the pre-eminent taste-maker festival for top directions, talent, stars and receptive audiences alike. Among Telluride’s more recent film selections: The “King’s Speech“, “Slum Dog Millionaire“, “Descendants“ and “Argo” to mention just a few, all had their North American premieres at Telluride there ascending to oscar-nominated/winning films.. If you are a film aficionado and you’re anywhere near or want to be in the great state of Colorado, Telluride is the place to be. AFC was honoured to have two films selected at Telluride – both were North American premieres – “Tropicalia” and “Hollywood Don’t Surf “in 2011. The festival also included a special tribute to George Clooney that same year as well as honouring AFC production”Tropicalia“ star Caetano Veloso as the guest director in 2011. The Festival runs from August 29th through September 2nd on Labor Day weekend. Telluride Film Festival celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2013 with films such as “I2 years a Slave”, “Gravity”, “Labor Day”, “Blue is the Warmest Color” and “Salinger” among many other award-bound previews, debuts and world premieres. Brad Pitt attended the north american premiere of “12 Years a Slave” and post-screening Q&A while Telluride also welcomed Robert Redford in a special tribute celebrating his career as actor and director. To commemorate this special occasion an additional day was added to the usual four-day Festival, making for a five-day bounty of special programming and festivities. As an official corporate sponsor of Telluride, Americas Film Conservancy participated yet again in the prestigious festival’s major North American premieres and events in grand style. Potential Oscar contenders include “Birdman”, “Wild” and “Foxcatcher” among others. Stars such as Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank and the entire production team of “Apocalypse Now” including Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius and Oscar-winner Walter Murch were on hand as Hollywood A-listers and legendary talents were celebrated high in the Rockies. DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: Telluride: ‘Birdman’, ‘Imitation Game’, ‘Foxcatcher’, ’99 Homes’ Stake Out Oscar Territory As Fest Ends. AFC began its run at Telluride with its two initial 2011 releases “Hollywood Don’t Surf” featuring Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg and John Milius and “Tropicalia” featuring Cataeno Veloso and Gilberto Gil among others. Caetano Veloso was the festival’s guest director in 2011 and other Brazilian filmmakers such as Fernando Mereilles director of “Cidade de Deus” have made their mark premiering films in North America at Telluride.