Film Festivals

Film Festivals during:
 

February

Grand Junction Film Festival  (02/13/2015 - 02/14/2015)

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Viewers experienced 2 full days of exciting and engaging films from all across the globe. A high turnout of filmmakers in attendance supporting their work made the festival memorable, and the quality of films screened was a benchmark in our tiny festival's brief history.
 

Colorado Environmental Film Festival  (02/19/2015 - 02/21/2015)

Location: Golden, CO
Website
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 www.ceff.net.

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

Denver Silent Film Festival  (02/24/2015 - 02/26/2015)

Location: Denver
Website
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.
 

March

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

Location: Durango, CO
Website
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
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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
Website
Contact: Siena Pinney
Address: 2510 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
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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
Website
Contact: info@vailfilmfestival.org
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.
 

April

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

Location: Aspen, CO
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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
Website
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
Website
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.
 

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

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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.
 

May

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

Location: Telluride, CO
Website
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.