Denver Film

A nonprofit organization

It educates. It inspires. It provokes. It persuades. It moves. It motivates.

The cinema transforms and reflects the diversity within society, which is what Denver Film is all about.

Denver Film celebrates film as both an art form and a civic forum, developing a program that includes year-round screenings, community outreach projects, and renowned special events.

As one of the few nonprofit film organizations in Colorado, Denver Film is dedicated to engaging its members and the general public in a lifelong, life-altering relationship with and understanding film and film culture.


"It really puts Denver at a very high level. It puts us on the map and it's a very highly recommended film festival, one of the best in the world."

- John Hickenlooper
Governor of Colorado

"I’ve attended the Denver Film Festival every year since 1989 and always appreciate the selections. But seeing The Grab tonight will go down as one of the highlight film experiences I’ve had the pleasure of attending! This one film is worth my membership ship for the year.”

-A Grateful and Loyal Member


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-five 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, book burning, and misinformation, Denver Films' 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 & virtual reality (VR) 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 200,000 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

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Organization name

Denver Film

other names

Denver Film

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Arts, Culture & Humanities


2510 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206


2510 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

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Denver County, CO, US



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