Frequently Asked Questions

While the Sie FilmCenter is closed we will be offering curated virtual screenings and discussions to entertain, educate, and engage you while we’re apart! We’re moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues.

NEW RELEASES

Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE FILMS?

A: Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s website and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their website to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Denver Film. You’ll find details about each film and distributor and/or platform below.

Other options: How do I watch on my Smart TV?

It depends on the Smart TV you have, there are several options.

Chromecast

You can cast a video from your computer or smart device (phone, iPad) using the following steps

  • Open the movie on your device (computer or phone)
  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device
  • If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast.”
  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device. Select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network.

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.


Apple TV

You can watch by using Apple AirPlay. Here is how to do it:

  • Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad
  • At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like this: AirPlay icon
  • Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices

And that should be it! You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.


Roku

You can cast a video from your computer or device (phone, tablet, etc) using the following steps:

  • Open the movie on your device
  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device
  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, you can then select your Roku/Chromecast.
  • If you don’t see your Roku/Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network. The channel should launch automatically and playback will begin!


Watching from an App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc

Some Smart TVs will let you download Apps from distributors on to your smart TV — then you can sign in to the app and watch the film through the app.

Learn how to download an App on RokuApple TVAmazon Firestick

Learn how to download particular apps for the following distributors (not all) we are partnering with for our Virtual Screening Rooms:

  • Film Movement (A White, White Day; Zombi Child; Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands; L’innocente; The Wild Goose Lake; Corpus Christie)
  • KinoNow: RokuApple (Bacurau; Beanpole)
  • DistribFilms (Santiago, Italia; Perfect Nanny, Ballon; The Perfect Nanny)
  • Grasshopper Film (Vitalina Varela)

MORE OPTIONS

KinoNow

Bacurau, Sorry We Missed You, Extra Ordinary, Beanpole

You will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.

You will have to register for a free KinoNow account if you don’t already have one.

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for five days.

For more help, email Kino Now here .

Greenwich Entertainment

The Times of Bill Cunningham, The Booksellers, Incitement

The first time you stream a movie on this platform you’ll need to create an account. This requires only your name, email address, and a password. To stream movies in the future, you can simply log in to your account.

Once your account has been created you’ll be given an opportunity to make an optional donation to the theatre. You’ll then be taken to a payment screen, where you can enter your credit card information.

Once your payment has been processed you should receive a confirmation email, and the film will become available to you for 48 hours.

You should be able to stream the film on your computer, tablet, or mobile device, and, if you have a television that is able to mirror your computer or phone, possibly on your television as well.

Oscilloscope

Saint Frances, CatVideoFest

You will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV Chromecast , and more .

After you’ve entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for three days.

More FAQs are available here .

StreamLocal

And Then We Danced

You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet or on a bigger screen with Chromecast or a Smart TV.

Once you create an account and purchase a pass for $12, you’ll be able to access the film for 48 hours.

More FAQs are available here .

Vimeo OnDemand

Fantastic Fungi

For $4.99, you’ll be able to rent the film for 48 hours, and for $14.99 you’ll be able to purchase the film to stream and download, all through Vimeo. More information is available here .

Q: I JUST PURCHASED THE FILM, BUT I DON’T SEE HOW TO WATCH IT?

A: First, check your email, and make sure your purchase went through. For many platforms, the email you were sent should have a link for you to watch the film. If you are still having issues, please submit a support request here.

Q: I’M A DENVER FILM MEMBER; IS THERE A MEMBER PRICE?

A: Unfortunately, due to our agreements with distributors, we aren’t able to offer member pricing for these films. But don’t worry—we’ll be extending your member benefits for the length of the closure when we re-open. These rentals will help ensure that we are able do that—and if you’d consider an additional donation to the Denver Film, you can do so here. Thank you for your support!