The Peter G. Dodge Foundation (PGDF) announces its major sponsorship participation in the 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival taking place in Telluride, Colorado. Within the festival, PGDF sponsors the 2014 City Lights Project, a program that provides high school students in underserved or at-risk populations an opportunity to delve into the world of cinema and filmmaking. During the five-day Telluride Film Festival, students will view films, meet with professional filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and producers, participate in journal writing sessions and attend cinema-related symposia. Former participants cite their involvement in the City Lights Project as a singularly influential, life-changing experience.
The 41st Telluride Film Festival, presented by National Film Preserve LTD, is a world-renowned annual gathering for film industry personnel, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, actors and critics. The festival takes place each Labor Day weekend in the scenic mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Founded in 1974, The Telluride Film Festival is considered one of the leading entry points for filmmakers to create buzz for the season’s most anticipated films. The 41st edition will run August 29th through September 1st, 2014.