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2008 Starz Denver Film Festival
by: Elizabeth Alley

DENVER -- Oct. 7, 2008 -- The 31st Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) opened online press accreditation today. Applications are available at and will be accepted until Oct. 29. Any media wishing to cover the 11-day event, held Nov. 13-23, 2008, must apply for accreditation.

The application process allows SDFF staff to provide media guests with the highest level of service before, during and following the festival. Credentialed media will be invited to official Festival press screenings and events, provided with advance screeners for preview coverage and be able to schedule interviews with Festival guests.

Accredited media will also receive a Festival Guest/Publicist Directory consisting of contact information for this year's film artists and guests.

Upon submission of your application, the Festival press office will acknowledge receipt and begin the review of your application.

The SDFF 2008 schedule will be announced online on Oct. 27 at

On Oct. 30, there will be a launch party at Sutra Dance Bar and Lounge, located at 1109 Lincoln St., at the corner of 11th Ave. and Lincoln St. in Denver. Media will be invited to a media-only open house before the event. More information will be announced closer to the date of the event.

All regular screenings will take place at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus, the home for the Denver Film Society. Opening Night (Nov. 13), Big Night (Nov. 15), Saturday-at-the Movies (Nov. 22) and Closing Night (Nov. 22) will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Special screenings will be shown in the King Academic and Performing Arts Center on the Auraria Campus.

For more information about the 31st SDFF, visit

The Starz FilmCenter is RTD-accessible. Bus routes 2, 12 and 15 all stop at the Tivoli; Light Rail lines C and E make nearby stops at Union Station, Pepsi Center/Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Invesco Field and Auraria West Campus, while lines D, F and H stop at Colfax at Auraria. Light Rail to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House: take the D, F or H lines and exit at the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. Patrons boarding the existing C line or the new E line should transfer to the D, F, or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station. Upon exiting the train, walk to 14th Street and continue northwest toward Curtis Street to the Denver Performing Arts Complex.


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Important Dates:
11/13-23 -- 31st Starz Denver Film Festival
10/7 -- SDFF press accreditation opens
10/29 -- Press accreditation closes

About Denver Film Society

The Denver Film Society is a membership-based, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to cultivating community and transforming lives through film. Founder in 1978, DFS produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Starz Denver Film Festival. The DFS home theatre and cinematic education center, the Stars FilmCenter, presents film programs daily and is Denver's first and only year-round cinemateque, operated in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver's College of Arts & Media, and with support from Starz Entertainment and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Members of DFS support one-of-a-kind programs reaching more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers in-training each year.

Starz returns as the Premier Sponsor of the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival. Associate Sponsors include: AOR, Barbara Bridges/Wildblue Entertainment, CEAVCO Audio Visual and Oppenheimerfunds. Supporting Sponsors include: Bellco Credit Union, Chris Findlater, Courtyard by Marriott, Lufthansa, Mike's Camera, Mike Shaw Saab, POP/Luminate, Residence Inn-Denver City Center, Stella Artois, Sterling Vineyards and Three Tomatoes Catering. Patron Sponsors include: BNY Mellon Wealth Management, UC Denver Live!, Landmark Theatres, Laszlo Photo Comedia, PayReel, RedShift Framing and Tiffany & Co. Media Sponsors include: Alice 105.9, 5280 Magazine, The Denver Post, Fox 31 News, The Mountain 99.5fm. Government Sponsors include: City and County of Denver, Colorado Council on the Arts, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Consulate General of Mexico, National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles Film and TV Office-French Embassy, Quebec Government Office in L.A. and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Festival Friends include: Aquafina, Auraria Higher Education/Tivoli Student Union, Caz Matthews, Chipotle, Frito-Lay, Meadowlark Bar, Pepsi, Quaker, Tropicana and University of Colorado at Denver- College of Arts & Media.