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Contemporary World Cinema

Take a whirlwind world tour in just 11 days – without leaving your seat. This year’s selection of Contemporary World Cinema whisks you from Iran to Italy, Cananda to Croatia, Japan to Mexico and beyond. more »

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Documentary Films

Be they hard-hitting or lyrical, political or personal, timely or timeless, narrowly focused or wide-ranging, SDFF documentaries shed all kinds of light on the world’s wonders. more »

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Festival de Cine Mexicano

The Mexican film industry is experiencing a period of flowering artistic growth and has clearly established itself as the cinematic leader of the Spanish-speaking world. The Starz Denver Film Festival is proud to present a selection of these works. more »

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First Look Student Film Section

The Denver Post called First Look "arguably the best niche festival in Denver” for its efforts to introduce Rocky Mountain audiences to the great filmmakers of the future by showcasing their early works. We are proud to announce that First Look is now part of the Starz Denver Film Festival. more »

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Focus on Iranian Cinema

Each year the SDFF shines the spotlight on the cinematic treasures of one particular country. At a time when a number of well-known Iranian directors have been imprisoned or barred from leaving the country by the current government, a focus on Iran seemed especially urgent. more »

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Forgotten Transports: To Latvia, To Belarus, To Estonia, To Poland

Prague-born documentarian Lukas Pribyl spent 10 years working on this extraordinary four-film series, each 90-minute feature providing riveting personal testimony to reveal how a handful of deported Czech Jews survived the Holocaust. more »

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New Directors Showcase

The Starz Denver Film Festival has become known for its focus on emerging (first- and second-time) film directors from around the world. more »

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Opening Night on Colfax

The Red Carpet Grand Opening and Dedication will take place on Thursday, November 4, on the second evening of the 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival; screenings will continue at the new location throughout the run of the festival. more »

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Red Carpet Presentations

From Opening Night to Closing Night, the Starz Denver Film Festival kicks off and wraps with a bang. more »

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Shorts in a Feature-Length World

What features elucidate, they encapsulate. What features spell out, they abbreviate. What features diffuse, they concentrate. Frame for frame, shorts present a whole new way of looking at the world – and at film itself. Catch them in any of our themed packages or before a feature. more »

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Special Presentations

During the course of the twelve-day celebration, the Starz Denver Film Festival highlights some of this year's best cinematic, Oscar-worthy films with Special Presentations at the King Center. more »

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Special Programs

To add to the riches of its regular feature program, the Starz Denver Film Festival offers up a wealth of special presentations, from magical packages of animated and live-action shorts by up-and-coming artists to the anniversary celebrations of auteurs' classics. more »

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Spotlight on Colorado

Colorado’s filmmaking scene has never been more vibrant. The 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival is showcasing more locally produced features than ever before. more »

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The Environment in Focus

Environmental advocacy has become a powerful cultural touchstone; as such, it is a core concern for the 2010 Starz Denver Film Festival. This program features cutting-edge documentaries with the ability to inspire audiences to make a difference through their interactions with the natural world. more »

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The Watching Hour

Take a walk on the razor’s edge with our fine selection of alternative fare. Not for the squeamish, the subtle, or the unimaginative, these cult treats are too deviant to be shown during prime time, airing instead at the darkest hour – perfect for watching as well as witching. more »

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Women + Film

WOMEN + FILM not only celebrates the art and achievements of women filmmakers around the world but also brings together a community of scholars, civil and human rights advocates, community leaders and concerned members of the public to shine a spotlight on women’s and social justice issues. more »

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