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Denver Film Media Contacts:

Marty Schechter:, 303-882-4585 

Denver Film announces dates, ticket packs
and passes on-sale for 46th Denver Film Festival

DENVER – May 22, 2023 – Denver Film announced today the dates, locations, as well as the on-sale of ticket packs and passes, including a limited number of Mile High and All Access level passes, for the 46th Denver Film Festival, the largest film festival in the Rocky Mountain region. The initial ticket on sale opens at 10 a.m., May 22 at

With Opening Night scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Festival will run through Nov. 12 with a full lineup of in-person Red Carpet presentations, feature length film screenings, documentaries, shorts, and episodic content, as well as immersive and virtual reality programming, events, panels, parties and industry guests. Screenings, events and entertainment will be held at venues throughout the city including the Sie FilmCenter, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the AMC 9 + CO 10.

This year’s festival ticketing offers a limited number of Mile High passes that include two Red Carpet films/parties, two Special Presentations, five General Admission tickets, as well as access to Virtual Reality, Creative Conversations and the event Lounge. Attendees can also purchase a All Access pass that includes: Red Carpet films/parties, Special Presentations, unlimited General Admission and Matinee tickets (non-concurrent), access to Virtual Reality, Creative Conversations and Lounge entry, as well as all parties/receptions, priority seating and concierge service. 

“We’ve already seen some incredibly noteworthy films and performances across the independent film festival circuit in 2023 and we know that there is so much more in store for our programming team to consider in the months ahead as they build out this year’s diverse lineup and in-person guests,” said Denver Film CEO Kevin Smith. “We’re eager to continue bringing the very best in film to our passionate local audiences, providing access to the most creative, thought-provoking and entertaining films, filmmakers, actors and industry professionals in the world. We look forward to sharing those announcements in the months ahead.”

                           Member    Non-Member

5 Ticket Pack        $60                  $80  (General Admission & Matinee Tickets)

10 Ticket Pack      $115                $150  (General Admission & Matinee Tickets)

Mile High Pass    $350                $500  (see website for package details)

All Access Pass    $1,000            $1,250 (see website for package details)


Tickets to individual screenings, Special Presentations, Red Carpets, Panels and Creative Conversations go on sale to Denver Film members Oct. 5 and to the general public Oct. 6. 

2023 Denver Film Festival Sponsors (as of May 18):

MARQUEE: Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Denver Botanic Gardens, Liberty Global, Moye White, Sheila K. O’Brien, University of Denver – Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Xfinity

SPOTLIGHT: Colorado Party Rental, William LaBahn

STUDIO: American Airlines, Family Jones

CAMEO: CFVA, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Isarti Travel, Ratio Beerworks, The Palm Group – Baird

GOVERNMENT & FOUNDATIONS: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Consulate General of Canada, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)

FILM: Ballard Spahr, Canada Now, Colorado Environmental Film Festival, SAGindie, Visit Denver

PARTNERS: Colorado Dragon Boat, Denver Arts & Venues, Ken’s Print & Graphics, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, The Color of Conversation, Yellow Dog

MEDIA: Birdy, Pearl Street Marketing, Rocky Mountain PBS, Westword

About Denver Film

Founded in 1978, Denver Film is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, Denver Film provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

 The permanent home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. Denver Film’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.

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