Vail Film Festival

The 2017 program celebrates women filmmakers and will screen a diverse slate of 51 films, including narrative and documentary feature films as well as short and student films.

The Colorado Film Institute’s mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, panels, workshops, networking events, and educational projects. The Colorado Film Institute stages the Vail Film Festival on an annual basis in Vail, Colorado as the primary outlet for the Institute’s initiatives.

Vail Film Festival
Phone: (970) 306-6843
Email Address: info@vailfilmfestival.org
Website: http://www.vailfilmfestival.com
Location: Vail, CO  ( Map It )
Time: March 30 - April 2, 2017

Aspen Shortsfest

Recognized as one of the world’s “50 Leading Film Festivals” by IndieWIRE, Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world’s premier international short film and video showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short. This Oscar-qualifying international competition offers a lively, thought-provoking, and humorous selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary – all at 40 minutes or less.

Aspen Shortsfest
Website: https://aspenfilm.org/about-2017-shortsfest/
Location: Aspen, CO  ( Map It )
Time: April 4-9, 2017

Denver Silent Film Festival

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 Denver Silent Film Festival is dedicated to celebrate and increase appreciation of worldwide silent film, both through its annual festival and year-round programming.

Denver Silent Film Festival
Website: http://denversilentfilmfest.org/
Location: Littleton, CO  ( Map It )
Time: April 28-30, 2017

Bow Wow Film Festival

After a wildly successful inaugural year with dozens of shows around the country, and over thousand of dollars raised, Bow Wow Film Fest is back with another rousing & fun loving show! Join us for a delightful evening out to celebrate our beloved canine companions and all the richness they bring to our lives! The films this year feature pups as adventure buddies, service dogs and lifelong pals. Come laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a bit as we marvel in all the ways these beloved furry creatures touch our lives! Bow Wow Film Fest is Short Films for the Love of Dog!

Join us for a fun evening out on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tasty Weasel Tap Room in Oskar Blues Brewery. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 online for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets are $12 at the door for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Dogs are welcome! Come early to enjoy food, beer and vendors!
Dogs are welcome!

All proceeds go to Longmont Humane Society!

Join us for a great evening for a great cause!

Bow Wow Film Festival
Name: Susan Kelley
Phone: 970-708-1110
Email Address: susankelley0@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bowwowfilmfest.com
Location: Longmont, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Apr 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm

Mountainfilm in Telluride

Mountainfilm takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Mountainfilm on Tour travels around Colorado the rest of the year, with another notable festival the last weekend of August in Aspen, Colorado, at the Wheeler Opera House called MountainSummit. Our mission: Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Mountainfilm: The Festival 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 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.

Mountainfilm in Telluride
Website: http://www.mountainfilm.org/
Location: Telluride, CO  ( Map It )
Time: May 26-29, 2017

Lyons Film Festival

Set in an idyllic Colorado town on your way into the Rocky mountains National Park just north of Denver and Boulder. The Lyons Film Festival will show case well know films and that of the independent film makers while hosting film maker panels so any of those die hard film makers or just those curious about this creative art can understand how such a task as creating a film from conception to screen is possible. This festival like the town is a close knit event, it will encompass the entire town and and the many hidden gems it has to offer. All of the venues are within walking distance of one another.

Lyons Film Festival
Website: http://www.lyonsfilmfestival.com/
Location: Lyons, CO  ( Map It )
Time: June 9-11, 2017

Intendence Film Festival

The mission of the Intendence Film Festival 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.

Intendence Film Festival
Website: http://www.intendence.org
Location: Arvada, CO  ( Map It )
Time: June 23-24, 2017

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours. The first night, you are assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, that must be included in your movie. 48 hours later, you must submit your film. FACEBOOK Registration for the 48 Hour Film Project Denver is OPEN! Join the community of filmmakers that immerse in the event, make a 4-7 minute film and see it up on the big screen to cheering crowds.

If you are looking to join a team, people are looking for you: www.48hourfilm.com/join

48 Hour Film Project
Website: http://www.48hourfilm.com/denver-co
Location: Denver, CO  ( Map It )
Time: Aug. 4-6, 2017

Fiske Full Dome Film Festival

Fiske Planetarium is a state of the art 70 foot – 8K Dome running at 60fps! Be immersed in your images! Dedicated to the showcase of amateur and professional full dome content this festival is striving to expand the production of full dome presentations. This 10-day event will showcase hemispherical dome content from around the world, and help educate production artists with skills and techniques for taking their content the new full dome theaters popping up around the world. Categories include: 2D Animation, 3D animation, Landscape panoramas, Videography, Stop Motion, Time lapse– if you have a fisheye lens we want you to submit work!

Fiske Full Dome Film Festival
Website: http://www.fiskefest.com
Location: Boulder, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Aug 01, 2017

Telluride Film Festival

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. We take great pains to remain not a competition, but a celebration of the best in film — past, present and future — from all around the world. This is one weekend immersed in an unabashed carnival of film: viewing, breathing, eating, and talking cinema. This is The SHOW.

Telluride Film Festival
Website: http://www.telluridefilmfestival.org/
Location: Telluride, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 02, 2017

Moondance International Film Festival

Launched in 1999, the festival will feature over 50 films created by filmmakers from around the world. The 3-day event will include workshops and private consultations with film producers, writers, musicians and others. Elizabeth English the festival’s founder and Executive Director explains “The vision of Moondance is to preserve and revitalize our intangible heritage and develop an intercultural dialogue through film. We recognized artists who encourage non-violent conflict resolution, environmental preservation and the advancement of women in the international film industry.”

Moondance International Film Festival
Website: http://moondancefilmfestival.com
Location: Boulder, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 03, 2017

Choice City Film Festival

The Choice City Film Festival is an annual short film festival started in 2013 in Fort Collins at the Lyric Cinema Cafe. The mission of the festival is to showcase, support, and connect local filmmakers in the Rocky Mountain region. This year, we’ll be hosting screenings of the festival both at the Lyric and elsewhere around the state!

Choice City Film Festival
Website: http://www.choicecitypictures.com
Location: Fort Collins, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 12, 2017

Adventure Film Festival

As an international community of risk takers, provocateurs, artists, dreamers, athletes, activists… every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses the best new outdoor adventure and environmental activism films from around the world. Award winners in nearly a dozen categories are selected. They cover risks both mighty and absurd; tap the fringes of the unknown; and portray those experiences that bring us to the edges of our seats with our hands over our eyes or our fists in the air.

Adventure Film Festival
Website: http://www.adventurefilm.org/boulder/
Location: Boulder, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 12, 2017

DocuWest Documentary Film Festival

Due you have issues? We do! Recognized in 2012 by Lisa Kennedy at the Denver Post as a festival “Programmed with care and vigor..,” and recipient of Colorado’s “Best Film Festival” by Westword, after only its first year, the DocuWest International Film Festival is gearing up to again present a worldwide line-up of documentary films. Its five days of feature, essay length, and short docs enables its audiences to better understand the people, events, and issues, that impact on the world. Please plan to join the festival and become involved with its audiences who love to discuss, reflect, and react, to the films presented at DocuWest.

DocuWest Documentary Film Festival
Website: http://docuwestfest.com
Location: Denver, CO  ( Map It )
Time: Sept. 13-17, 2017

Breckenridge Film Festival

The Breckenridge Film Festival was established in 1981, making it one of the oldest film festivals in the country. 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 mission of the Breckenridge Film Festival is to enrich lives through the ideas and emotions inspired by the art of filmmaking. The Festival is also a means to celebrate independent filmmakers, enrich the cultural community of Summit County, Colorado, and provide a educational, creative and inspirational learning environment where participants can focus on their craft and interact intimately with guest filmmakers and mentors through a four-day annual film festival and throughout the year.

Breckenridge Film Festival
Website: http://www.breckfilmfest.com
Location: Breckenridge, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 15, 2017

Crested Butte Film Festival

The Crested Butte Film Festival is a four-day celebration of international films that coincides with the turning of the aspen leaves. We’ll showcase award-winning shorts, documentaries, and narrative features in Gunnison and Crested Butte. The Crested Butte Film Festival is dedicated to providing an annual forum that celebrates the art of film and the power of storytelling. Our mission is to inspire and educate our audience through films and discussions that spark creativity, cultural awareness, and personal, social, and environmental change.

Crested Butte Film Festival
Website: http://cbfilmfest.org
Location: Crested Butte, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Sep 29, 2017

Mile High Horror Festival

Recognized as one of the top 5 coolest horror/sci-fi film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, the MHHFF strives to bring the very best genre films from around the world to Colorado. The festival features a wide array of celebrities, filmmakers, artists, musicians, and live entertainment from the horror genre. A limited number of Memberships and Scream Passes are available now. We encourage fans to purchase early as they will sell out. Get your Membership or Scream Pass here: http://mhhff.com/tickets.html Individual tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis in September. Tag us at #MHHFF WWW.TWITTER.COM/MILEHIGHHORROR

Mile High Horror Festival
Website: http://www.mhhff.com
Location: Littleton, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Oct 01, 2017

Southern Colorado Film Festival

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.

Southern Colorado Film Festival
Website: http://www.socofilmfest.com
Location: Alamosa, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Oct 13, 2017

Telluride Horror Show

The Telluride Horror Show is film festival held every October 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 fest.

Telluride Horror Show
Website: http://www.telluridehorrorshow.com/
Location: Telluride, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Oct 14, 2017

Flatirons Food Film Festival

The fourth version of the Flatirons Food Film Festival will take place Oct. 20-23. We are looking for Colorado films to diversify our offerings.

We are interested in shorts and full-length films that are centered around food or have a significant food component. We aim for diverse programming and are open to a wide range of subject matter (cuisine, agriculture, health, etc.) and both docs and narrative films.

The deadline for full-length submissions is April 15 (earlier submission is recommended). The deadline for shorts is May 15.

Flatirons Food Film Festival
Name: Julia Joun
Email Address: jjoun@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.flatironsfoodfilmfest.org
Location: Boulder  ( Map It )
Date: Oct 20, 2017

The Go West Film Festival

Through a celebration of classic and contemporary Western film, the Go West Film Festival explores social and environmental issues currently impacting the West, enhancing a deeper understanding of the nexus between Western myth and reality.

The Go West Film Festival
Name: Khris Gamer
Phone: 970-506-8622
Email Address: kgamer@highplains.us
Website: http://www.gowestfilmfest.org/
Location: Greeley, Colorado  ( Map It )
Date: Nov 06, 2017
Rate / Cost: Free

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival

The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, based in Colorado Springs CO, was founded in 1988. Currently in its 26th year, the Festival has an established and respected history of showcasing documentary, feature, short and animated films by women. The films are thought provoking, enriching, and encourage global awareness and personal growth.

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
Website: http://rmwfilminstitute.org/festival
Location: Colorado Springs, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Nov 11, 2017

Denver Jewish Film Festival

The Denver Jewish Film Festival provides the Denver metropolitan area with inspiring Jewish cinema from around the world. Now in our 21st season, the DJFF brings our community together to celebrate the best of the newest Jewish and Israeli film.

Denver Jewish Film Festival
Website: http://maccjcc.org/film-festival/
Location: Denver, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Feb 08, 2018

Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF)

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that includes world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations. CEFF will screen features, shorts, films by foreign and local filmmakers and films by young filmmakers and for youth.

True to the spirit of Colorado, this event is supported and attended by people who value the natural world and share a passion for the power and beauty of film.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF)
Website: http://www.ceff.net/
Location: Golden, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Feb 23, 2018

BIFF – Boulder International Film Festival

Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world, The Boulder International Film Festival will again bring films and filmmakers from around the world to a four-day celebration of the art of cinema, right in downtown Boulder, Colorado. BIFF is your ticket to fun and thought-provoking films, parties, forums, workshops, and red-carpet galas. Past Festivals have featured special guests such as James Franco, Oliver Stone, Maria Bello and Alec Baldwin, lively filmmaker Q&A’s, panels, symposiums, special VIP events and much more!

BIFF – Boulder International Film Festival
Website: http://www.biff1.com/
Location: Boulder, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Mar 02, 2018

Durango Independent Film Festival

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.

Durango Independent Film Festival
Website: http://durangofilm.org/
Location: Durango, CO  ( Map It )
Date: Mar 01, 2018