View our DFF46 Program

From cinematic gems premiering in Denver, to special events, accolades and guests, our 2023 program was unforgettable.

2023 Awards

Learn more about the full list of winners and jurors, including our audience award, juried awards, and our full list of DFF46 Award winners.

Best of 2023

Take a look back at our favorite memories from DFF46!

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47 Years of History

Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Festival was one of the first film festivals in the country. Now, in its 47th year, the Festival is an annual celebration of cinema that takes place in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado. As one of the region’s premier film events, the festival showcases an exceptional lineup of thought-provoking, innovative, and diverse films from around the world.

With a history spanning over four decades, the Denver Film Festival has established itself as a destination for film enthusiasts, industry professionals, and cultural explorers alike. It provides a platform for emerging filmmakers to showcase their work, while also featuring acclaimed films from established directors. Throughout the festival, over 40,000 attendees are immersed in a dynamic and captivating cinematic experience. In addition to the outstanding film screenings, the Denver Film Festival presents a range of Red Carpet presentations, special events, including filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, workshops, receptions, and industry networking opportunities.


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The Best In Italian Cinema

Established in 2008, the Maria and Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award recognizes the best in Italian cinema. Recipients of the Italian Filmmaker Award are selected after rigorous committee review under the leadership of Anna Maglione Sie, the Award’s founder, and Ron Henderson, co-founder of the Denver Film Society.


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