Films / Programs

Spotlight on Colorado

This year’s Starz Denver Film Festival features numerous locally produced, feature-length films and shorts.

  • American Mustang

    American Mustang

    USA , 2013 , 68 min. Presented in 3-D with narrative interludes, this impassioned, locally produced documentary by Monty Miranda (Skills Like This, SDFF 30) examines the plight of wild horses in the American West—literally a dying breed—while considering their place in the national psyche... more
  • An American Terror

    An American Terror

    USA , 2012 , 85 min. Josh wakes each day to a series of hells, with little to live for between uncaring parents and school bullies. After a brutal event and online humiliation, he and his friends plot revenge via a homecoming massacre. Searching for weapons, they find a man who perpetuates a far more murderous darkness... more
  • The Blue Rider - 12-6-10

    The Blue Rider - 12-6-10

    USA , 2013 , 2 min. Old-school send off of rock ’n’ roll shot on Super 8mm. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • Breathe

    Breathe

    USA , 2012 , 11 min. Tensions run high when a teenage girl feels suffocated by the burden of raising her asthmatic younger sister... more
  • Capstone's Oak

    Capstone's Oak

    USA , 2013 , 21 min. Mike and his wife, Sarah, live on the family ranch and are going bankrupt. Having promised to never abandon the ranch, Mike makes a grisly discovery that may allow them to pay the bills, but at what cost?... more
  • Chasseur

    Chasseur

    USA , 2013 , 15 min. Sometime in the first half of the 20th century, on the back roads of the Louisiana bayou, half-mad Louis Chasseur hunts the devil. Lying in wait at the crossroads, Chasseur instead encounters the devil’s lawyer, weaselly Mycroft Coney. What follows is a biblical battle of wills... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Amie MacKenzie

    Denver Actor Project - Amie MacKenzie

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Chris Grundy

    Denver Actor Project - Chris Grundy

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Jeff Kosloski

    Denver Actor Project - Jeff Kosloski

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Jordan Leigh

    Denver Actor Project - Jordan Leigh

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Paul Page

    Denver Actor Project - Paul Page

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • Denver Actor Project - Tracy Shaffer

    Denver Actor Project - Tracy Shaffer

    USA , 2013 , 3 min. The Denver Actor Project showcases some of the city’s top talent. Created in partnership with the Denver Film Society, the six short films produced and directed by Brad Stabio in conjunction with Cinema Geeks Productions and Pretty Monkeys Media will screen throughout SDFF 36.... more
  • The Diver

    The Diver

    USA , 2013 , 14 min. The Diver is an animated tale that follows the strange and fantastical life of a plastic toy diver out on his own... more
  • EAT

    EAT

    USA , 2013 , 93 min. Does biting your own nails make you a cannibal? Starz alum Jimmy Weber’s feature debut screams, “Yes!” With the right mixture of camp gore and intelligent metaphor, EAT comments on the modern struggle to make it in a “consumer” society... more
  • The Epilogues - The Fallout

    The Epilogues - The Fallout

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. An intense thriller from Denver’s The Epilogues. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • Esme Patterson - My Young Man

    Esme Patterson - My Young Man

    USA , 2013 , 4 min. A founding member of Paper Bird, Esme Patterson pleads with her lover in Colorado’s countryside. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • Fluffy the Flying Fish

    Fluffy the Flying Fish

    USA , 2013 , 2 min. The unbelievable true story of how a Los Angeles family got their pet goldfish, Fluffy, to Denver... more
  • Frances England - Day You Were Born

    Frances England - Day You Were Born

    USA , 2013 , 2 min. Local artist Antonina Clarke employs stop-motion collage to build beautiful images of nature and color. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • The Happy Go-Lucky Sunshine Twins

    The Happy Go-Lucky Sunshine Twins

    USA , 2013 , 7 min. Twin girls bring cookies to their elderly twin neighbors, but the women’s desire for mayhem overcomes their taste for baked goods... more
  • Ian Cooke - Cassowary & Fruit Bat

    Ian Cooke - Cassowary & Fruit Bat

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. A beautifully animated story of a fruit bat helping Cassowary be able to fly. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • Jack in the Box

    Jack in the Box

    USA , 2013 , 21 min. In this film based on the thought-provoking short story by Ray Bradbury, a young boy living inside a secluded mansion with his mother is raised to believe his house is the universe and that he will one day become its god... more
  • Love to Hate

    Love to Hate

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. In this short romance, two combative coworkers clash, but learn that absence, indeed, makes the hate grow fonder.... more
  • More

    More

    USA , 2013 , 6 min. Pressures of “producing” take on new meaning after pumping milk between power meetings in airplane bathrooms and gas station stalls. More is an experimental, sci-fi peek into the extremes that shape the internal world of one woman who endeavors to have it all.... more
  • The One Who Loves You

    The One Who Loves You

    USA , 2012 , 95 min. Myriad Denver actors compose this 1970s-set homage to the New Hollywood era. A con man inspires a failed vocalist to give her dream another chance. She must choose between the safety of her hometown and risking it all in Nashville... more
  • Peak of Terror

    Peak of Terror

    USA , 2013 , 20 min. When a monster terrorizes a small town, a woman must confront her past to protect the people she loves... more
  • Privilege

    Privilege

    USA , 2013 , 11 min. Privilege follows the elderly Mr. Richmond, a man born into a world of affluence, his every wish, whim, and desired memory ordered off a menu in an abstract restaurant for the uber-privileged... more
  • Ring of Water

    Ring of Water

    Italy , 2012 , 96 min. Two boxers prepare for a make-or-break bout as challenges continue to mount outside the ring. Shot and edited in an evocative vérité style, this candid Sicilian-set drama provides a perceptive look into the everyday struggles of Italy’s multi-ethnic working poor... more
  • Sarah and the Meanies - Slam Pam Suno

    Sarah and the Meanies - Slam Pam Suno

    USA , 2013 , 5 min. Denver band Sarah and the Meanies get mean to settle a turf war in an underground roller-derby showdown. A part of SDFF Music Video Mixtape Vol. 1... more
  • South Platte

    South Platte

    USA , 2013 , 14 min. A runaway teenager is confronted with a moral decision while surviving in a rough part of town... more
  • Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa

    USA , 2013 , 10 min. When it’s nature vs. nurture, all there is is family... more
  • Tongue Twister Variations

    Tongue Twister Variations

    USA , 2013 , 8 min. Tongue Twister Variations is composed entirely of 30 people from around the world sharing tongue twisters in their native languages. The tongue twister is part game, part poetry, part song... more
  • Torn Cloth

    Torn Cloth

    USA , 2013 , 82 min. A tough old Thai soldier and his wife train orphan boys in Muay Thai boxing, the most extreme form of which is essentially bare-knuckled, full-body fighting. It offers an escape from extreme deprivation and hope for a better life, while threatening terrible bodily harm... more
  • Uranium Drive-In

    Uranium Drive-In

    USA , 2013 , 70 min. Uranium Drive-In documents the proposed construction of a uranium mill in southwestern Colorado. Economically depressed Naturita wants jobs; environmentalists in the nearby resort town of Telluride are opposed. We get personal stories from those at the heart of the complex issue.... more
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