Film Festivals

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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.

Indie Spirit Film Festival  (10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014)

Location: Colorado Springs
Date for Submission of films: 06/15/2013
Contact: Jim Turner
Address: IFSOC Office
Tim Gill Center for Public Media
315 E Costilla St
Colorado Springs,CO 80903
The Independent Film Society of Colorado (IFSOC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to promote the appreciation and celebration of Independent film in Colorado. Specifically, the mission and purpose is to bring Independent filmmakers and audiences together to cultivate a thriving film community by having events such as the annual Indie Spirit Film Festival, film seminars, and film series.


Starz Denver Film Festival  (11/05/2014 - 11/16/2014)

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..."

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival  (11/07/2014 - 11/09/2014)

Location: Colorado Springs
Contact: Linda B. Broker – Festival Director
Address: 421 S. Tejon
Suite 333
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-226-0450
Dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women, The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is a three day celebration of women and film.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect backdrop for this highly-regarded film festival. Created in 1988, it is one of the longest running women's film festival in the world and enjoys the reputation of being one of the most highly regarded festivals of its kind. It is intimate, enlightening, and the ultimate experience for those who love film.

Every November, the RMWFF engages capacity crowds with fabulous documentary, feature, short, and animated films. Attending national and international filmmakers consistently rate the RMWFF as one of their favorites because the quality of selected films is unsurpassed; the enthusiastic audience is engaged and appreciative and the meticulously organized and inviting Festival committee make it a fabulous experience for filmmakers.


Boulder International Film Festival  (02/12/2015 - 02/15/2015)

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.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival  (02/19/2015 - 02/22/2015)

Location: Golden, CO
Contact: CEFF Staff
Address: American Mountaineering Center - Foss Auditorium
710 Tenth St.
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-279-9070
The 8th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival inspires, educates and motivates viewers to examine their role in creating a sustainable future. Environmental documentaries-shorts, features, animations- from Colorado and around the world are screened at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO. Meet the directors, visit environmental organizations at the Eco-Expo, and see important films that have the power to change the world, one viewer at a time. Details about 50 films, filmmakers, events at

Tickets: $7 - $10, at the door, and online

Durango Independent Film Festival  (02/25/2015 - 03/01/2015)

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!"

Denver Silent Film Festival  (02/27/2015 - 02/28/2015)

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. The 3rd Denver Silent Film Festival (DSFF) will be held on February 28th and March 1st 2014.


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.

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.