Film Festivals

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Durango Independent Film Festival  (03/04/2015 - 03/08/2015)

Location: Durango, CO
Contact: Joanie Fraughton
Phone: 970-375-7779
Durango Film an independent film festival is committed to developing film literacy and to being a welcoming, intimate, and unique film organization that screens global, innovative, and diverse films that connect independent filmmakers, their artistic process, and their vision to the community. People who have attended past festivals find Durango, Colorado to be one of the best venues for film and fun. With the spring ski season in full swing during the festival dates, there is no shortage of activity for film goers. Join us for this 9th Annual film festival in a town in Southwest Colorado that "ought to be in your pictures!"

Boulder International Film Festival  (03/05/2015 - 03/08/2015)

Location: Boulder, CO
Date for Submission of films: 10/01/2013
Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, the Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder every President’s Day weekend for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. BIFF has developed a reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the U.S., with an extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries and shorts that have gone on from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.

Women+Film Voices Film Festival  (03/17/2015 - 03/22/2015)

Location: Sie Film Center, Denver
Contact: Siena Pinney
Address: 2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
In the Lowenstein CulturePlex.
VOICES Film Festival was inspired by the theme of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated around the world every March. This week long Festival showcases a mix of documentaries, feature presentations and short films, celebrating the best in women centric programming. The festival also includes the VOICES Mobile Film Festival, The MacSpa Mobile Moviemaking Workshops, salon discussions and many in-person guests in order to highlight thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world.
There will also be multiple hospitality events including a pre-Festival gathering, Opening Night and Closing Night receptions, and a special brunch for donors & sponsors on Closing Day. More than 2,500 attendees are expected to participate in the Festival.

Vail Film Festival  (03/26/2015 - 03/29/2015)

Location: Vail
Address: PO. Box 747
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: 719-293-0867
Festival activities include film screenings, panel discussions, live music, nightly galas, and the filmmaker reception.The Colorado Film Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema. The Colorado Film Institute’s primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. Additionally, the Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access. The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world’s newest storytellers and innovators.


Aspen Shortsfest  (04/07/2015 - 04/12/2015)

Location: Aspen, CO
Named one of IndieWIRE’s top-50 festivals in the world, Aspen Shortsfest (April 8 – 13, 2014) is widely recognized as a premier North American showcase for short comedy, drama, documentary and animation. Now in its 23rd season, this Oscar®-qualifying festival enjoys a stellar reputation for discovering breakthrough talent, as well as spotlighting new work by established artists. Each spring Shortsfest’s intimate atmosphere, diverse screenings of American and international films (many of them premieres), and scenic setting in the heart of the Colorado Rockies provide a unique experience for appreciative filmmakers and film-lovers alike. Presented at the Wheeler Opera House, a Victorian jewel box theater featuring state-of-the-art projection and enthusiastic audiences, Shortsfest offers evening screenings, panel discussions, valuable informal networking and school education programs. All invited films compete as finalists in one of the International Competition’s multiple categories.

Lifetree Film Fest  (04/16/2015 - 04/18/2015)

Location: Loveland, CO
Every spring, filmmakers and film fans converge on the artist community of Loveland, Colorado to participate in the International Lifetree Film Fest-a cinematic celebration featuring creative filmmakers and their films from around the globe.


5 Point Film Festival  (04/23/2015 - 04/26/2015)

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.

Denver Silent Film Festival  (04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015)

Location: Denver
Address: Our Musical Heritage, INC (OMH)
1165 Delaware Street
Denver, CO 80204-3607
The Denver Silent Film Festival was established in September of 2010. The Denver Silent Film Festival presents a broad spectrum of silent film by programming a lively and thought-provoking mix of educational and entertaining films. American and foreign classics, as well as lesser-known rare and restored films will be presented.

Stanley Film Festival  (04/30/2015 - 05/03/2015)

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.


Mountain Film In Telluride  (05/22/2015 - 05/25/2015)

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  (06/25/2015 - 06/28/2015)

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.


Telluride Film Festival  (08/28/2015 - 08/31/2015)

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.


Breckenridge Film Festival  (09/17/2015 - 09/20/2015)

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  (09/24/2015 - 09/27/2015)

Location: Trinidad, CO

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  (09/24/2015 - 09/27/2015)

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  (09/25/2015 - 09/30/2015)

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  (10/01/2015 - 10/04/2015)

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  (10/02/2015 - 10/03/2015)

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!

Telluride Horror Show  (10/16/2015 - 10/18/2015)

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.


Starz Denver Film Festival  (11/04/2015 - 11/15/2015)

Location: Denver, Colorado
Phone: 303.595.3456
The Starz Denver Film Festival presents approximately 200 films over eleven days and plays host to more than 175 film artists. New international feature releases, independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works, children's programs and short subjects are included in the festival. In addition, a number of acclaimed international film artists are honored with tributes and special "evenings with..."

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