Inspirato accommodations can of course be found among Earth’s most beautiful scenery, but our luxury vacation homes can also make great home bases for travelers looking to experience some of the world’s most iconic arts and cultural events. For movie lovers, that includes film festivals both high-profile and under the radar. Catch intriguing new works and learn about the processes of the artists behind them at these five film festivals in member-favorite Inspirato destinations.
Palm Springs, California
The Palm Springs International Film Festival draws more than 135,000 cinephiles to the desert for 12 days of screenings and glitzy events. As its name suggests, the festival focuses on films from around the world, but it’s also known for attracting top-tier talent: The 2018 event opened with Steven Spielberg’s The Post, complete with discussion from stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The next festival, its 29th anniversary, is set for January 3-14, 2019. View Inspirato luxury accommodations in Palm Springs.
Held every June, the Nantucket Film Festival specifically aims to honor the craft of screenwriting, with The Screenwriters Tribute Award its highest prize (past recipients include, Aaron Sorkin, Judd Apatow, and Steve Martin). The fest features workshops, panels, and special events that cover a range of writing-related topics, and even virtual-reality films that offer a fresh take on the art of storytelling. View Inspirato luxury accommodations in Nantucket.
One of the most prestigious cinema events in the world, the Telluride Film Festival has a reputation for premiering films that go on to claim major accolades: recent award winners like The Imitation Game, Moonlight, and Lady Bird were screened for the first time in Telluride. The festival is traditionally held over Labor Day weekend, and the 2019 edition will mark its 45th anniversary. View Inspirato luxury accommodations in Telluride.
Steeped in glamour and history, the Cannes Film Festival has been one of the most celebrated events in the entertainment industry since its debut in 1946. Its top prize, the Palme d’Or, has been granted to some of cinema’s most legendary movies and directors. Major stars and luminaries from across the globe descend upon the French Riviera every May for the iconic festival. View Inspirato luxury accommodations in Mougins and St. Paul de Vence.
Park City, Utah
Actor Robert Redford founded the Sundance Institute in 1981 to help independent filmmakers develop their craft, and it is still supporting that mission today. The Sundance Film Festival, established in 1985, serves as a stellar showcase of independent cinema; over the years it has debuted game-changing movies such as Reservoir Dogs and cult classics like Napoleon Dynamite. Around 200 independent films screen at Sundance every January. View Inspirato luxury accommodations in Park City.
With Inspirato, travelers can indulge in great new cinema and attend world-class events—then retreat to the comfort and privacy of an Inspirato luxury home. Learn more about how to experience the world with Inspirato.