Compassion Fest & Gathr Films

Partner to bring you a special Theatrical on Demand® screening.

Thursday, August 2nd at The Crystal Theatre

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Compassion Fest

Skid Row Marathon Announced as Opening Film of 2018!

Limited number of all-access passes on sale now!

Get into all paid events at Compassion Fest 2018!

  • Opening Film and Talk
  • All Film Festival Selections
  • Closing Film and Talk
  • Main Event – Compassion is a Verb
  • Workshop series

You can purchase your all-access passes at Bonfire Coffee, Ragged Mountain Sports, Cilundu Coffee, or online here.

Come Celebrate Compassion at Compassion Fest: Film Festival and Symposium!


Film Festival with feature-length and short films from around the world

Student filmmakers presentation of compassionate films

Main Speaking event with 5 local and international nonprofits highlighting their positive actions in 15-minute presentations.

Outdoor Festival with live music, food, and beverages.

Workshop Series


August 17-19, 2018


Third Street Center, 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, Colorado, 81623.

Everyone we meet wants to be happy and does not want to suffer. When we recognize the struggles of another we can either fall into despair or be moved into compassion. Compassion is a force for positive change and Compassion Festival aspires to highlight people, communities, and organizations that are engaging in Compassionate Actions. Through creating meaningful connections and offering supportive tools, we hope to inspire and nurture individuals, communities, and the world to engage in actions that make a positive difference in the world.