Denver Film Festival DCP Projectionist

Classification: Seasonal

Full Time: November 1-13, 2022

Salary: $2,000

Location: Sie FilmCenter or AMC 9 + CO 10

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Denver Film Festival Technical Director 

Currently, Denver Film does not require staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear face coverings within its building(s). However, Denver Film reserves the right to reinstate such requirements should public health agencies recommend or require it. Should such requirements be reinstated, Denver Film will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.


Denver Film seeks a part-time DCP Projectionist for the Denver Film Festival (DFF), the largest premier film event in the Rocky Mountain Region that happens across multiple venues over 12 days filled with films, red carpet events, panels, curated virtual reality and immersive experiences, and special events. With more than 130 invited guests, jurors, and panelists, the DCP Projectionist works closely with other departments across the festival and plays a critical role in the experience of filmmakers and other guests.

About Denver Film:

The first Denver International Film Festival was successfully launched in May 1978. Three years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Denver Film Society was created to expand opportunities to bring films to Denver that otherwise might not be shown and to celebrate and cultivate film as an art form. Over the years the organization has grown into one of the largest and most respected cultural institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2019, the organization rebranded to Denver Film in an effort to build a more inclusive organization. This effort continues as we focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across our wide array of year-round programs including the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Women+Film Festival, CinemaQ Film Festival, CineLatinx Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, and the Denver Film Festival. Denver Film operates the Sie FilmCenter, which is the year-round cinematic home hosting over 800 films, education programs, community conversations, filmmakers from around the world, and special events throughout the year. 

Our Mission: 

Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film. 

Our Values: 

  • • Creativity – We cultivate curiosity and innovation in everything we do to transform lives through film
  • • Community – We strive to create a sense of fellowship with others; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community
  • • Accessibility – We advocate for the diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of our communities. With focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • • Professionalism – We act with respect, integrity, and competence. We are accountable for our actions and choices
  • • Excellence – We challenge ourselves to mindfully curate films that educate, inform, and invoke thought-provoking conversations
  • • Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film

What You’ll Do:

Presentation and cinematic integrity are of the utmost importance. A proficient projectionist will take pride in understanding aspect ratios, sound formats, and light levels, and how they interplay to create an exceptional experience for the DFF audience. Responsibilities include:

Film Screening Playback and Content Management

  • • Run live projection playback
  • • Work directly with booth lead(s) and Media Manager to ensure all films, trailers, and promotional material are received, ingested, and tested in a timely fashion
  • • Demonstrate competency in computer file structures, databases, email, and spreadsheets
  • • Work with projection hardware such as Christie projectors paired with Doremi servers; CP650, CP950, AP20, and Ovation sound processors; Century 35mm reel to reel projectors; an Eastman 16mm projector; and a variety of alternative content from HDCAM, Oppo, audio mixers, and so forth

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and problem solver with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, time management skills, and creativity. This professional is comfortable operating in a dynamic environment while remaining calm under pressure and adapting to change. We are seeking a candidate who takes pride in their work and enjoys working closely with their peers.

How to Apply:

Please fill out the form below to apply.

Denver Film is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs of Denver Film are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All potential candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, immigrant, living with a disability, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.


The review of applications begins September 6, 2022, but the deadline for applications is September 12, 2022. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 1-2 interviews with Denver Film staff members.

Denver Film