What Your Donation Can Do


Underwrites the projection costs to screen a 35mm film print


Underwrites the film entry fee for up to five student filmmakers


Underwrites the average cost of a domestic film rental


Underwrites the cost of flying one filmmaker to DFF to participate in a post-film Q&A


Provides a deserving teen with a scholarship to our Young Filmmakers Workshops


Brings a US filmmaker to a DocNight, CinemaQ, or Women+Film Program


Your contribution makes a difference by supporting four emerging filmmakers to attend DFF and participate in a career-enhancing Filmmaker Focus panel discussions.

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Whether it’s giving an independent film a platform at the Denver Film Festival, a week-long run at the Sie FilmCenter, or training the next generation of filmmakers at Young Filmmakers Workshops, we strive to use film as not only a way to entertain, but a way to promote educational opportunities.

Most of our programs at the Denver Film Society have an educational element because we believe film has the power to educate. For budding filmmakers ages 13 – 17, we provide Summer courses called Young Filmmakers Workshops (YFW). This year, more than 100 students participated in the program and collectively produced 26 films! Our Sie FilmCenter patrons are often treated to Q&A’s with in-person filmmakers, or can enjoy educational film series that take their knowledge of film to another level (check out our Buddhism in Film series coming this January). Even experienced filmmakers can take advantage of our Filmmaker Focus program, which provides hands-on and practical learning opportunities with industry experts.

Young Filmmakers Workshop
Students from Adams and Denver County attended a special Q&A and screening of the local documentary, Clever during CineLatino.