Perhaps the most influential film festival in the awards season, The Telluride film festival returns for another year. The festival has long been a strong predictor of Best Picture, with winners like Moonlight, The Shape of Water, and Spotlight all playing the festival.

See the 2022 lineup below, where we can expect to find several of our best picture nominees.

Telluride Film Festival Lineup

Women Talking (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – with a tribute to Sarah Polley

TÁR (Focus Features) – with a tribute to Cate Blanchett

The March on Rome (I Wonder Pictures) – with a tribute to Mark Cousins

My Name is Alfred Hitchcock

Armageddon Time (Focus Features

Bardo or (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) (Netflix)

Bones and All (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Broker (Neon)

Lady Chatterly’s Lover (Netflix)

One Fine Morning (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Wonder (Netflix)

Empire of Light (Searchlight Pictures)

Close (A24)

Living (Sony Pictures Classics)

Holy Spider (Utopia)

Wildcat (Amazon Studios)


Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

Icarus: The Aftermath

The End of the World

A Compassionate Spy

Squaring the Circle



The Corridors of Power

Tori and Lokita

If These Walls Could Sing

Bob Wine, Ghetto President

The Future Tense

The U.S. and the Holocaust

Russia [1985 – 1999] TraumaZone

The Defenders

Last Flight Home


Le Pupille


The Creators

The Robber Symphony

The Méliès American NegativesWorld Premiere 3-D Screening


Kentucky Pride (1925)

Él (1953)

Eight Deadly Shots (1972)

Guest Directors’ Selections
All programs presented by Kantermir Balagov and Kira Kovalenko

“Oasis” (2002) – South Korea

“Getting to Know the Big, Wide World” (1978) – Soviet Union

“The Wonders” (2014) – Italy-Switzerland-Germany

“Elegy of a Voyage” (2001) – Russia-Netherlands

“Where is the Friend’s Home?” (1987) – Iran

“L’Atalante” (1934) – France


“1341 Frames of Love and War”

“Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy”

“Fragments of Paradise”

“The Last Rider”

“The Méliès Mystery”

“Miúcha, The Voice of Bossa Nova”

“The Padilla Affair”

“Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams”

“See You Friday, Robinson”

Filmmakers of Tomorrow

Student Prints – “Favorite Daughter,” “Berry Pickers,” “Solo,” “The Rotting of Casey Culpepper” and “The Midwife”

Calling Cards – “Nurture,” “Uogos (Cherries),” “Neighbour Abdi,” “Fire at the Lake,” “Un Petit Homme (A Tiny Man)” and “Le Cormoran”

Calling Cards – Redband – “Starfuckers,” “Zoon,” “Lucienne in a World Without Soltitude,” “Abyss,” “Ambasciatori” and “Bestia”


Adam Curtis and Kantemir Balagov

Mia Hansen-Løve and James Gray

Alejandro González Iñárritu and Barry Jenkins

Women Really Talking: the cast and crew of Women

Special Screenings

“Orlando” (1992)
In person: Sally Potter

“The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile” (Sony Pictures Classics)
In person: Kathlyn Horan

Happy Birthday, Werner Herzog

The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft

Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer

Theater of Thought

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