Compassion Fest 2019 Dates Announced!

August 9 – 11, 2019

Hosted at Third Street Center 520 South 3rd Street- Carbondale, CO 81623

Compassion Film Festival,  Inspirational Speakers, Workshops, Special Guests,  Kids Activities, And More!

What Is Compassion Fest?

Compassion Fest highlights compassionate actions being taken by individuals, like ourselves, that are alleviating suffering locally and globally. We know that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disempowered when so much of the conversation around us is about the challenges and difficulties in the world today. Compassion Fest was created to remind us we can make a difference; that even the smallest actions create ripples into our collective future and that one act of kindness can inspire others to take more compassionate actions in their lives as well. With each action creating ripples that spread throughout our community and the world.

We then ask participants to take their inspiration, and the tools and the resources they gain at the festival to nurture and grow compassionate actions in their own lives and beyond.

 The Compassion Film Fest

A Compassion Fest Favorite!

A highlight of the Compassion Fest is the Compassion Film Fest: a  selection of feature-length and short films that celebrate and inspire our own compassion. Selections include  feature-length and short films, made by both professionals and student filmmakers.

We will be accepting films for our 2019 season starting January 1st.


Click here for more information on submitting a film. 

(Click here to see last years lineup. )

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Compassion Fest 2018

The inaugural Compassion Fest was held in August, 2018 and we were humbled by how the community welcomed and embraced the event.  Visit the Compassion Fest 2018 page to see the complete program.

View the Interfaith Panel Discussion from 2018

Recorded on Sunday, August 19th at 10am by Grass Roots TV.on

Become a Friend of Compassion Fest

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.