F E S T I V A L  H O M E P A G E

NOVEMBER 2 – 13, 2022

Bringing stories to life.

The largest film festival in the Rocky Mountain region returns this November with new premieres, red carpets, filmmaker insights, special guests, and more.
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Handwritten text: "Stories that stay with you"

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We’re eager to get back to our fully in-person Festival lineup this fall and a return to the foundation of our Denver Film approach and vision for this annual cinematic celebration. Over the past four-and-a-half decades, we have been bringing the very best in our industry to film lovers across this growing city and region, delivering access to the most creative, thought-provoking and entertaining films, filmmakers, actors and industry professionals in the world. Our well-respected programming team is continuing to build out this year’s diverse film lineup and in-person guests and we look forward to sharing those announcements in the weeks ahead.
Kevin Smith
Denver Film CEO

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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 our Denver Film Festival sponsors!





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