Film Festivals

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Stanley Film Festival  (04/24/2014 - 04/27/2014)

Address: 333 Wonderview Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: 970.480.7266
The Stanley Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary independent horror cinema all set at the haunted and historic Stanley Hotel in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. The Festival presents emerging and established filmmakers enabling the industry and general public to experience the power of storytelling through genre cinema. Founded in 2013 by The Stanley Hotel to celebrate the property’s iconic Hollywood heritage, the four-day event showcases filmmakers latest works, Q&A discussions, industry panels, the “Stanley Dean’s Cup” student film competition, and special events for cinema insiders, enthusiasts, and fellow artists.

5 Point Film Festival  (04/24/2014 - 04/27/2014)

Location: Aspen/Carbondale
Contact: Crosby Nordblom
Address: PO Box 355
Carbondale, CO 81623
Phone: 970-510-5523
5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

On the edge between desire and fear, between the known and unknown, is a place deep inside us all where the spirit is transformed — pushed beyond its limit by our deliberate commitment to usher in something new and original. In this soulful place we are catalyzed to learn, expand and engender newfound understanding to inspire others on their journeys. It is this spirit, this thirst for adventure that 5Point Film celebrates and shares with the community and filmmakers that gather for its annual Festival in Carbondale and other events throughout the year.


Mountain Film In Telluride  (05/23/2014 - 05/26/2014)

Location: Telluride, CO
Address: PO Box 1088‚ 109 E. Colorado Ave., suite 1‚ Telluride, CO 81435 USA
Phone: 970.728.4123
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.


The Intendence Film Festival  (06/26/2014 - 06/29/2014)

Location: Arvada, CO
Address: The Intendence Film Festival
P.O. Box 9248
Denver, Colorado 80209
The Intendence Film Festival is a gift to the people of Colorado. Its mission is to provide an inclusive film event that features the world-class talents of the Colorado film industry while acknowledging good filmmaking wherever it originates. It also encourages and recognizes emerging young filmmakers.


CinemaQ Film Festival  (07/17/2014 - 07/20/2014)

Location: Sie FilmCenter, Denver, CO


48 Hour Film Project  (08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014)

Location: Denver
Contact: Kristin Nolan
Phone: 303-880-7575
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

Telluride Film Festival  (08/29/2014 - 09/01/2014)

Location: Telluride
Address: 800 Jones Street
Berkeley, California 94710
Phone: 510.665.9494
Each Labor Day weekend, the tiny mountain village of Telluride, Colorado triples in size. Swells of passionate film enthusiasts flood the town for four days of total cinematic immersion, embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms. With only an appreciation of celluloid to guide them, these devotees flock to the show, year after year. Why? Blind faith. We don’t reveal the program until everyone lands in town. Yet the Telluride family trusts that a unique experience will unfold.

Colorado Film Festival  (08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014)

Location: Online
Contact: Sarise Christiansen
Address: 4385 Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 151
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
The Colorado International Film Festival strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films. This year's festival will see over $10,000 in prizes awarded to the winners.

The Colorado International Film Festival is a non-traditional online film festival. Films are not physically screened for the public. Awards will be announced via Internet, targeted press release, email blast, social media, as well as listed on our website. It is requested, though not required, that awards won be mentioned in the promotional materials of the films being awarded. Awarded films may be displayed on our official YouTube channel and our social media pages at the discretion of the winning filmmakers.


DocuWest International Documentary Film Festival  (09/10/2014 - 09/14/2014)

Location: Sie FilmCenter, Denver, CO
Date for Submission of films: 04/30/2013
Phone: 303.279.3922
DocWest looks to explore the world of our people, our politics, our societies, our history and ourselves through the lens of filmmakers from around the globe. We embrace the idea that cinematic truth revealed in a non-narrative manner can allow the filmmaker to make choices that presents life either surreptitiously or purposely based on the choices they make.

Southern Colorado Film Festival  (09/11/2014 - 09/14/2014)

Location: Alamosa, CO
Date for Submission of films: 07/31/2013
Address: P.O. Box 1405
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
The Southern Colorado Film Festival cultivates conversation and enriches the spirit and creativity of the San Luis Valley by providing diverse independent film programming that is relevant and which connects the issues of our region to the world.

Breckenridge Film Festival  (09/18/2014 - 09/21/2014)

Location: Breckenridge
Contact: Dianna Nilsson
Address: PO Box 718
Breckenridge, Co 80424

Phone: 970-453-6200
For over a quarter century BFF has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each spring a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

The Breckenridge Film Festival was established in 1981, making it one of the oldest film festivals in the country. It is a 501(c)(3), private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funding for the Festival comes from local public and private grants, sponsorships, fundraising events, individual contributions, in-kind assistance, and revenue from tickets and merchandise. More than 150 individual volunteers, local theaters and other venues are involved in this annual event.

TrindieFest  (09/18/2014 - 09/21/2014)

Location: Trinidad, CO
Date for Submission of films: 03/31/2013

As of today TrindieFest has had the privilage of helping THREE OF A KIND secure a distribution company (PUSH WORLDWIDE) and get exposure at this year's AFM (American Film Market). Plus Another film KARAOKE MAN is trying to work out the details for their deal.
"We are excited that our festival was able to open doors for our entries and give great films the chance to be seen", says Kirk Loudon, Co-Director of TrindieFest.

Crested Butte Film Festival  (09/25/2014 - 09/28/2014)

Location: Crested Butte, CO
Contact: Michael or Jennifer Brody
Phone: 303.204.9080
The Crested Butte Film Festival is a four-day celebration of international films that coincide with the turning of the aspen leaves. We showcase award-winning shorts, documentaries, and narrative features in Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Aspen Filmfest  (09/25/2014 - 09/30/2014)

Location: Aspen
Address: 110 East Hallam St.
Suite 102
Aspen, CO 81611

Phone: 303.882.5596
Coinciding with Autumn's changing leaves, Aspen Filmfest offers a feast of film and fall color that satisfies filmmakers and film lovers alike. With an emphasis on independent productions from around the world, Aspen Filmfest champions filmmaking at its finest.

Intimate in scale and celebratory in tone, Filmfest offers new features and documentaries, as well as unique presentations, special events, and family films. Special programs include tributes to distinguished artists. Past honorees include such luminaries as Julie Christie, Harrison Ford, Rob Reiner, Sydney Pollack, Bob Rafelson, Michael Douglas, Anjelica Huston and William H. Macy, and such notable new talents as Jason Reitman, Paula Patton and Anton Yelchen.


Mile High Horror Film Festival  (10/02/2014 - 10/05/2014)

Location: Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
Address: P.O. Box 8287
Denver, CO 80201
Phone: 720-897-7960
The Mile High Horror Film Festival's mission is to showcase the very best independent genre films from around the world. It hosts film screenings and events throughout the year with its annual weekend-long festival taking place each fall. In 2012 it hosted over 50 films from 10 different countries.

The festival showcases a wide array of celebrities, artists, authors, and filmmakers from the horror genre.

Filmstock Film Festival  (10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014)

Location: Denver, CO
Contact: Andrew Nease
Address: Filmstock Film Festival
PO Box 1390
Scottsdale, Arizona 85281
Filmstock continues its mission by connecting filmmakers with audience members from the American Southwest with a festival event in each of the Four Corners states. Four award winning films from one state's Filmstock will advance to screen at the next three Filmstock events, putting the filmmakers work in front of audiences in four different states!

Adventure Film Festival  (10/03/2014 - 10/05/2014)

Location: Boulder, CO
Surf. Ride. Slide. Climb sheer rock in the Alps. Swim with the word's biggest sharks in an effort to save them! Feel the power of nature in an international celebration of Adventure and Environment. Every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses over thirty new films from approximately two hundred entries from around the world. Awards Winners in nearly a dozen categories are selected, ranging from "Extreme Sport" to "Activism through Adventure."

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival  (10/07/2014 - 10/13/2014)

Location: Denver, Colorado
The Indigenous Film & Arts Festival is presented annually by International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. The 11th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival is scheduled in various venues in Denver, Boulder and Aurora.

Telluride Horror Show  (10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014)

Location: Telluride
Contact: Ted Wilson
Address: P.O. Box 182
Telluride, CO 81435
Phone: 970-708-3906
October 11, 12, 13, 2013 marks the 4th Annual Telluride Horror Show, a 3-day horror film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado. For three days, film fans will experience the latest horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films in Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House and Nugget Theatre. The festival screens an average of 20 feature films and 30+ short films, and hosts special programs, guests, and events. If you love genre flicks then you don't want to miss this festival. Named one of the "20 Coolest Film Festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine.

BolderLife Festival  (10/13/2014 - 10/19/2014)

Location: Sie FilmCenter, Denver, CO
Address: 1360 Sumac Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

Phone: 303.818.4645
In it’s third year, BolderLife Festival has moved from Boulder and will be held at the SIE Center this Dec. 2nd - 8th. The BolderLife Festival is an international event that provides a platform for extraordinary people to share life stories, purpose, and innovation through the arts and education. Our festival topics and settings empower our community to question paradigms and explore new ways of thinking, communicating...and living. For filmmakers, artists and educators who have delved into the human journey, we provide a common platform for them to unite and showcase their work. We expect our largest turnout this year due to high demand for our student program and the fact that we hold strong in our support for Indie Colorado Films. We are going to present 30 International Films, 8 Plays, 15 Educational Workshops, a 5 Day Student Program, and original art & music. BolderLife Festival is in the process of gaining it’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

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