Telluride Film Festival banner in Telluride, CO

Imagine being a part of an exclusive give and take with filmmakers like Barry Jenkins, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Todd Haynes, Joshua Oppenheimer, Francis Ford Coppola, Errol Morris, David Fincher, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Agnieszka Holland, Bryan Cranston, Laura Linney, Tilda Swinton, Mike Leigh, Lynne Ramsay, Walter Murch, Michael Haneke, Xavier Dolan, Chloé Zhao, Asghar Farhadi, Guy Maddin, Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and Volker Schlöndorff, to name just a few of the past participants in the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium.

It all happens Labor Day Weekend in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. The Student Symposium, now in its 30th year, is open to 50 currently-enrolled college and university students from around the globe, no matter their major. Yes, there’s an official application but the primary requirement is a love of film. All participants in the Symposium receive a Student Festival pass and a modest travel stipend—the rest is up to you.

Applications are due March 19th and don’t forget to check their website for more information.