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 and Colorado Office of Film Television Media.
>Focus on a Colorado Production<
ROLLING PAPERS will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 15th.
On January 1, 2014, recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado. With all eyes on ground zero of the green rush, The Denver Post became the first major media outlet to embrace it and appointed the world’s first marijuana editor. Legalization is not just an experiment for society, but a risk for the dying industry of newspapers to hedge its bets on the booming business of marijuana. Ricardo Baca sets out to report on history in the making with a team of straight-laced staff writers and fish out of water freelancers in tow for The Cannabist as it unfolds. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm in the unprecedented world of pot journalism. For more information, visit the Rolling Papers Film Website
>Filmmaker Focus in 2015<
Join experienced industry professionals for a half day intensive course.
Want Film Financing? How To Design A Film Production That Will Attract Investment
July 18, 2015 | Purchase Here
Join the Denver Film Society, Art Thomas, and Trai Cartwright for a four-hour class that will demystify the steps in designing a production that will be attractive to investors, ease your way into the marketplace, and help secure distribution.
How it Works: An Inside Look at TV's One-Hour Drama
August 22, 2015 | Purchase Here
Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer.
The Filmmaker Focus in 2015 will focus on three case studies: a narrative, a documentary, and a television show. From development to sales and marketing, each case study will explore what it takes to get a project done from start to finish.
>Young Filmmaker Workshops<
The Denver Film Society’s Young Filmmakers Workshops are leading filmmaking camps for teens, ages 12-18. Teens will learn the art of filmmaking, refine their work with film industry professionals, collaborate with new friends, and exhibit their films in public premieres.
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>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
Films and Events in Program...
Saturday, March 21st, 2:00pm
Filmmaker Focus is a program of the Denver Film Society that provides support to local filmmakers through exhibition, educational and production service to help ensure a thriving local film community. Join moderator Robert Denerstein, for a discussion on how thes... more
Robert Denerstein leads a class examining the hallmark films of Italian Neorealism in the postwar period, a time when Italian directors shifted their focus to Italy's impoverished and downtrodden... more
Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer. (Lunch Included)... more
Join the Denver Film Society and award winning Line Producer Tom Busch for a 1 day intensive workshop exploring the roles of the “Line Producer” and “Production Manager”.... more
What makes a film "religious"? Using films from a variety of national cinemas, reflecting different religious worldviews, Iliff School of Theology Professor and media scholar Jeffrey Mahan pursues this question.... more
It’s the question every filmmaker faces: how do I raise the money needed to make the film I want? But the better question to ask is how do I design a film that will attract investment?... more