The Denver Film Society (DFS) is a dynamic nonprofit entity and a top-tier cultural arts organization in the vibrant and ever-growing metro-Denver area. With a mission to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences, DFS showcases independent films and programs that attract more than 200,000 people annually, including the Denver Film Festival, year-round programming at the Sie FilmCenter, DFS Education and the summertime film and music series Film on the Rocks. There are many ways to partner with and support the DFS while taking advantage of our unique platform to reach your business, marketing and community-engagement goals.


Denver Film Society is the perfect partner for Lyft because they too represent and attract a cool and fun audience that is highly engaged in the Denver community. DFS has some of the best programming in the city and we couldn't be happier to provide transportation to and from all of their events.
Gabe Cohen
General Manager Lyft Denver

Why Partner with DFS?

Ability to Activate

The Denver Film Festival provides opportunities for participant education, product sampling, demonstrations and other direct forms of engagement with our loyal audience members, helping to create strong brand awareness.

Attentive and Loyal Audience

Film festivals focus the theatergoing public’s attention, thus maximizing brand visibility and awareness for companies that sponsor them. Prior to and throughout the Denver Film Festival, sponsor representatives are invited to participate in various networking events with other business leaders and community influencers. Through surveys conducted during the DFF, local and regional audience members have indicated their intent to patronize festival supporters more often as a result of their sponsorship.

Exclusive/Official Status

Denver Film Society offers exclusive category rights to Supporting, Associate, Presenting, and Title Sponsors, enabling sponsors to market their product or services more effectively.

Unparalleled Entertainment Opportunity

Over the years, the Denver Film Festival has had the pleasure of hosting such prestigious guests as John Turturro, Tim Robbins, Anthony Minghella, Ang Lee, Jamie Foxx, Francis Ford Coppola, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy, Sean Penn, Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn and Sydney Pollack. Actors and filmmakers provide glamorous entertainment opportunities for corporations to entertain business associates, clients and employees during VIP receptions, high-profile gala events and intimate discussions in private hospitality lounges.

Exceptional Media Coverage

The Denver Film Society’s excellent programming and high-profile guest roster garner media attention locally and nationally. Sponsors are included in all Denver Film Festival press releases and receive guaranteed media exposure through DFF marketing.

Sponsor a Program

Join the Denver Film Society circle of Sponsors and enjoy unparalleled visibility with patrons and DFS members. We have a number of fabulous opportunities to be part of some of the most anticipated year-round and annual art and cultural event in Denver!

The Women+Film Festival is a six-day showcase of documentaries, narratives and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming. April 10-15, 2018.

The CinemaQ Film Festival, first established in 2009, annually celebrates the best in recent & important films on the LGBTQ experience. July 18-22, 2018.

CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. The festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles. September 6-9, 2018.

Denver Film Festival is the city’s premier cultural event of the fall, with over 40,000 attendees seeing more than 250 films: Blockbusters, docs, shorts, and indies. October 31- November 11, 2018.

The 19th season at Red Rocks Amphitheater includes eight events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.

Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park is back and we are celebrating 8 years of unlimited rides, open bars, and unlimited fun. Thursday, August 30, 2018

CinemaQ Film Festival

Denver Film Festival