The Colorado Dragon Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that highlights and promotes the culture, contributions, and accomplishments of the pan-Asian and Asian Pacific American communities through film. In 2020 we are focusing on the overarching theme of Wellness in the Community.

Wellness in the Community
Join us in celebrating the creative ways that wellness expresses itself in
​our community relationships, food, identity, healthcare, LGBTQ health, and the arts!

February 20-23, 2020
Sie Film Center
2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206



Opening Night: The Wandering Chef

Celebrity chef Jiho Lim, better known as the “Wandering Chef” travels from one end of the Korean peninsula to the other, in search of natural ingredients with medicinal properties.

Featuring a Red Carpet pre-reception with food from Dae gee.

Lucky Grandma

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman...

Namdev Bhau

A chauffeur, NAMDEV BHAU (65), is so flustered by constant noise around him, that he has completely stopped speaking. To get away from all the noise he decides to undertake a journey to the “Silent Valley”...

The Portrait

In this musical based on Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, the high-profile Marasigan family is now in dire straits because artist Don Lorenzo has not produced a painting for a long time...

Asian American Documentaries & Filmmaker Talkback

Join us in celebrating documentaries featuring Asian American filmmakers and cast members!

Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui..

Colorado Showcase

Join us for narrative and documentary shorts exploring wellness in outdoor sports, arts, motherhood, and LGBT communities.


In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In order to do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown...

Closing Night: To Live To Sing

Zhao Li is the manager of a small Sichuan Opera troupe, living and performing together in a rundown theatre located in the outskirts of Chengdu, China.

Featuring a special Chinese Opera Mask Making reception before the film!


Best Tasting Wild Foods of Colorado – FREE

Friday, Feb 21, 1:00PM // Tattered Cover • 2526 E Colfax Ave

Experience an introduction to foods and medicines found in the backcountry of Colorado and learn to identify wild plants to use in basic recipes! Presented by Katrina Blair, founder of non-profit Turtle Lake Refuge and author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds. 

Boba & Beer Night

Friday, Feb 21, 6:00PM // Sie FilmCenter • 2510 E Colfax Ave

In honor of the renegade grandma featured in our Friday night film, we’re hosting a pop up with beer from Cerebral Brewing and boba tea from Tea Street Denver! Join us for a toast to the fierce women in our lives.

Wellness Mini Market

Friday, Feb 21, 4-7 PM + Saturday, Feb 22, 3-7 PM // Sie FilmCenter • 2510 E Colfax Ave

Continue the wellness conversation with products, tips and talkbacks from various vendors and health experts.


Mental Health & Wellness Forum – FREE

Saturday, Feb 22, 10:00 AM // Tattered Cover • 2526 E Colfax Ave

Asian American physicians and health professionals come together to discuss the state of healthcare, mental health, and the challenges they face in the field.


Mushroom Foraging 101 – FREE

Saturday, Feb 22, 11:00 AM // Tattered Cover • 2526 E Colfax Ave

Learn how to find choice edible mushrooms in Colorado’s high country. From Porcinis and Chanterelles to Morels and more! Presented by Trent and Kristen Blizzard of Modern Forager.