After a very successful virtual adaptation in 2020, the Denver Film Festival returns to in-person events for its 44th year.
This year will include in-person events like Red Carpet premieres, events & screenings at the Sie FilmCenter and satellite locations, interactive goings on, filmmaker conversations, and more! Part of the program + bonus features will also be available to stream on demand on our Virtual Cinema platform.
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The Denver Film Festival is the largest regional film festival in the Rocky Mountain region, bringing international cinema, filmmakers, virtual reality, immersive experiences and creative conversations to Colorado.
The Denver Film Festival takes place at five primary locations throughout the city of Denver, with dozens of locations hosting pop-up events to engage audiences in the Denver and Aurora Metro areas, as well as greater Colorado and its surrounding states.
The Past 4 Decades
Each year from its inception in 1977, the festival has been packed with high-profile international guests and hundreds of highly acclaimed films from around the world.
After runs at the Denver Center Cinema in the Performing Arts Complex and the historic Paramount Theatre, to the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli, Denver Film established our year-round home at the Sie FilmCenter in 2010.
From spotlights on Eastern European films after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, to a salute to Chinese cinema in 2002, a feature on Brazilian films in 2019, each year the festival highlights a specific region for their exceptional filmmaking and cinema.
In 2016 we introduced our Festival Annex at the Historic McNichols Civic Center Building, which annually hosts our cutting-edge virtual reality exhibitions, community events,
receptions, lounges, creative conversations, immersive experiences, and so much more.
A special thank you to those who support the Denver Film Festival!