Women+Film Festival is a six-day showcase of documentaries, narratives and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women. These thought-provoking stories of women from around the world are sure to engage, inspire, and educate all audiences – both male and female – that come to see them. See the entire line-up and download our programming sheetStay up to date about all things Women+Film by signing up for our newsletter. 

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All Access Pass

The best way to experience the Women+Film Festival is with an All Access Pass! You receive one (1) ticket to all film screenings, including Opening and Closing Night, receptions, and special events!

Limited Access Pass

The Limited Access Pass provides you with one (1) ticket to all regular film screenings and the Closing Night film and reception. If you want access to the Opening night Reception go for the All Access Pass!

Premiere Circle

By joining the Women+Film Premiere Circle, you help the Denver Film Society continue to find and showcase films by and about women to engage with the audience, build community, educate and inspire. Learn More

2018 Women+Film Festival Program

Opening Night Film & Reception

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 pm, Reception to follow screening in Henderson's Lounge
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Culinary Cinema: Thursday, April 12, 7:00 pm

Mariam is breaking barriers, pulling together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side and form beautiful friendships while running this thriving business.

Opening Night: Film Only

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 pm
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop cul

Saturday, April 14, 1:30 pm

Filmmakers from The Plural of Blood and Lily 'N' Rose in attendance!
This shorts program features narrative and documentary films from around the world and here in our backyard. Touching on modern movements and issues, historical biographies, and personal experiences for both young and old, these films by and about women pack an emotional punch for a brief duration.

Sunday, April 15, 11:00 am

Mingle with filmmakers and fellow festival-goers over mimosas, Bloody Marys and brunch from Three Tomatoes Catering at the Women+Film Festival Brunch, all in Henderson’s Lounge at the Sie Film

Student Access Pass

The Student Access Pass: Grants the student access to women+film screenings, when space is available at one low price.

Saturday, April 14, 6:30 pm

The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote.

Wednesday, April 11, 7:15 pm

In 1985, after serving as Deputy Chief under a conservative leader, Wilma Mankiller took office as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief.

Friday, April 13, 7:00-9:30 pm

Pre-film introduction and post-film discussion led by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Blue Sky (1994) is a fascinating portrait of an emotionally volatile marriage set against the backdrop of U.S. nuclear testing in 1962.

Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm

20 Weeks is a romantic drama about love, science and how prenatal and genetic testing impacts everyday people.

Saturday, April 14, 4:00 pm

This Is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing.

Saturday, April 14, 7:00 pm

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother, and sharecropper was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women, spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists.

Sunday, April 15, 4:00 pm

A century ago corrupt money scarred Montana’s democracy and landscape, but Montanans voted to prohibit corporate campaign contributions.

Friday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Director Jordana Spiro and producer Danielle Renfrew in person!
Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday.

Thursday, April 12, 7:30

Director, Kate Webber, in attendance
Kim works to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters off of the San Francisco coast.

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