Denver Film

A nonprofit organization

$7,140 raised by 69 donors

71% complete

$10,000 Goal

At Denver Film the magic of storytelling meets the power of community. The heart of our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences through the power of diverse voices in film.

As the sole nonprofit, community-supported movie theater in Denver, our programming stands as a vibrant counterpoint to the offerings of corporate movie theaters and streaming services. Whether as part of a spotlight festival, curated film series, special retrospective, or art house title, the films shown at Denver Film will often not be available by any other platform.

Your donation to Denver Film

Fosters Community Connection: Your support nurtures a thriving community of film enthusiasts, creating a hub for shared experiences and access to content available nowhere else. We work closely with community and programming partners to bring authentic representation thereby building a strong community together. 

Empowers Filmmakers: Through fiscal sponsorship, grants, and networking opportunities, your donation helps us directly support filmmakers, enabling them to bring their visions to life and contribute to the rich tapestry of storytelling. 

Amplifies Underrepresented Voices: We are dedicated to uplifting stories often overlooked by mainstream media. Your contribution helps increase representation and foster authentic community connections by showcasing voices traditionally marginalized. 

Civic Engagement: Improves the quality of life in the Rocky Mountain region by curating stories, uplifting partners, and creating conversations that amplify our community's social issues inside a safe, equitable, and inviting space for deep discussion.

At Denver Film, we are more than just a movie theater; we are a community-supported organization that thrives with the generosity of patrons like you. Join us in making a meaningful impact as we continue to celebrate diversity, empower creators, and build a cinematic community that reflects who we are as Denverites. 


Denver Film Creates entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film.

Background Statement

Denver Film has been transforming and entertaining the Colorado community since 1978. Forty-six years later, DF has grown into a signature cultural organization in the West, screening international and independent films found nowhere else in the region. Initially, DF answered the need for a national-caliber independent film festival in Colorado and since has grown into a vital community resource that builds resilience by amplifying diverse voices. In an era of censorship, and misinformation, Denver Film's purpose in the Colorado community is needed now more than ever.

Denver Film's robust programming includes:

• Denver Film Festival: Our flagship event features 230+ films, special events, red carpets, immersive experiences, and cinema panels.

• Film On the Rocks: Our summertime series is hosted at Red Rocks Amphitheater in partnership with Denver Arts and Venues.

• Sie FilmCenter: Denver Film’s year-round home base for In-Person Theatrical Screenings, which hosts approximately 100,000 filmgoers annually

• Women+Film: This is a six-day event showcasing films about and by women worldwide, serving upwards of 2,000 patrons annually.

• CinemaQ: This four-day festival celebrates LGBTQ+ cinema and hosts around 1,300+ attendees each year.

• Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival: Colorado’s only Asian and Asian American Film Festival. Denver Film has partnered with Colorado Dragon Boat to co-present this festival.

• To learn more about Denver Film's year-round film series programs go

Organization Data


Organization name

Denver Film

other names

Denver Film

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Large Organization


2510 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206


2510 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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