Edith R Kramer will be the guest director at the Telluride Film Festival, which runs in Colorado from Aug 31-Sept 3.

Kramer is renowned for her work in film preservation and collection development, and previously served as senior film curator and director of the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley.

The guest director serves as a key collaborator in programming decisions. Past directors include Salman Rushdie, Laurie Anderson, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Sellars.

'Edith Kramer is one of the great programmers and archivists with deep knowledge and expertise in all areas of film history, and one of the few who is equally well versed in the classics of the past and the experimental cinema of the present,' Telluride co-director Tom Luddy said.

For more information visit www.telluridefilmfestival.org.