Filmmaker Focus

Filmmaker Focus

The Denver Film Society's Filmmaker Focus offers a robust series of programs to support filmmaking in Colorado. Filmmaker Forum is in partnership with Colorado Film and Video Association, Colorado Office of Film Television Media, and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Filmmaker Focus in 2016

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Filmmaker Focus Presents Lesbian Voices CinemaQ Panel
Saturday, July 23rd, 2:00pm
Join Los Angeles Film Festival Director of Programming Roya Rastegar and award-winning filmmakers Ingrid Jungermann and Jessica Devaney for a discussion about their careers and the state of lesbian cinema. The panel is moderated by local film critic Lisa Kennedy.


Post Production
Presented by Patrick Hackett
September 17th
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Directing Actors
Presented by Paul Schneider
More info TBA

Fiscal Sponsorship with the Denver Film Society

Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising tool that serves as an alternative to a filmmaker establishing her own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation to receive grants and donations. It allows a filmmaker’s non-commercial project to apply for funding from organizations requiring that the recipient have nonprofit status. In order to be eligible for fiscal sponsorship, you must be a current member of the Denver Film Society.

Rough Cut Screenings in partnership with the CFVA

Need an audience for feedback on the progress of the film? If you are CFVA member or DFS industry member, screen your film at the Sie FilmCenter for a discounted rate. Fees start at $150 for screenings Monday-Friday from 9 am- 1pm. For more information or to request a screening, please contact Alison Greenberg.

For more information on the CFVA or to join, please visit CFVA.

Films and Events in Program...

  • Filmmaker Focus: The Room: Writing for TV's One-Hour Drama

    Filmmaker Focus: The Room: Writing for TV's One-Hour Drama

    120 min. Starts April 18th for 8 weeks on Monday nights from 7-9 pm. SOLD OUT Experience what it’s like to work on a TV show by collaborating with a group of students in a writers room: from learning the lingo, the protocol and the nuts and bolds of “breaking story” to writing a script for a current... more
  • Filmmaker Focus: Intro To Screenwriting

    Filmmaker Focus: Intro To Screenwriting

    120 min. Monday, June 20th, 7-9pm You have a story that would make a great movie… but where do you start? Learn what it takes to write a good screenplay. Taught by Sibyl Gardner After several years of working in television production (at fledgling MTV and the New York cable TV scene), Sibyl... more
  • SeriesFest Panel: The Business of Acting

    SeriesFest Panel: The Business of Acting

    60 min. Tuesday, June 21, 7:00pm In Partnership with the Denver Film Society's Filmmaker Focus and SAG-AFTRA Panelists: Jami Rudofsky (Casting Director, Gilmore Girls)), Actress Lisa Vidal (Rosewood, Being Mary Jane), Kathleen Ham (Donna Baldwin Agency) So you have ho... more
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Today's Showtimes

James and the Giant Peach
10:30 AM
The Fits
11:00 AM
2:10 PM
Filmmaker Focus Presents Lesbian Voices CinemaQ Panel
2:00 PM
CinemaQ FF: Lazy Eye
2:30 PM
CinemaQ FF: While You Weren't Looking
4:00 PM
Microbe and Gasoline
4:15 PM
9:30 PM
CinemaQ FF Shorts Package
4:30 PM
CinemaQ FF: The Pearl
7:00 PM
CinemaQ FF 2016 Pass
7:00 PM
Swiss Army Man
7:10 PM
9:40 PM
CinemaQ FF: Closet Monster
7:30 PM
CinemaQ FF: Spa Night
9:15 PM

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