Husband-and-wife team Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan will take the hot seats at the 41st annual event, set to run in Colorado from August 29-September 1.
In keeping with the festival’s ethos, the guest directors’ six selections will be made available on opening day.
“Guy and Kim have long been a part of Telluride,” said Telluride Film Festival executive director Julie Huntsinger.
“There was no question that they were the perfect choice for this year’s festival. Their energy, knowledge and enthusiasm is a winning combination – our audience will benefit from that when their selections are unveiled at the festival.”
Maddin has won the National Society Of Film Critics Award for best experimental film twice, for Archangel in 1991 and The Heart Of The World in 2001. He also earned the Telluride Silver Medallion in 1995.
Morgan is a film, music and culture writer who has written for numerous outlets.
“We are honoured and thrilled to be guest directors at Telluride, by far the most concentrated, smartly curated, and enchanting of all the film festivals,” said Maddin and Morgan.