This powerful and poignant film opened the Compassion Film Festival to high praise and a request for a 2nd showing. We heard the request and are thrilled to be able to offer another screening. Come and be inspired.

Cost: By donation – first come seating, doors open at 6:30 pm, film at 7:00 pm.
Location: 520 S. Third Street, Carbondale, CO – Learn More!

Film Festival, Compassion is a Verb Speaking Event, Compassionate Tools Workshop Series, Outdoor Festival with booths and vendors, Free Live Music, Kids Activities, And More!

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

Join the Live Stream of the Interfaith Panel

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

A 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

Opening Event – Friday, August 17th

Opening event with music and Carbondale mayor, Dan Richardson is free and open to all!

Bonnie Fischer Park (behind the 3rd Street Center)

5:00 pm – Music with Smythe and Taylor

6:00 pm – Opening ceremony with Carbondale mayor, Dan Richardson, John Bruna, founder of the Way of Compassion, and Lindsay Hentschel of the Roaring Fork School District.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

Check out our Special Guest List!

We are delighted to be highlighting these compassionate friends during Compassion Fest 2018. Their service and commitment to making a positive change in the world is truly inspiring!

You can support our vision of growing compassion by making a tax-deductible donation using the secure donation button below:

Compassion Fest

Skid Row Marathon Announced as Opening Film of 2018!

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.

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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.