About the Festival


Denver Film has been proudly producing the Denver Film Festival for forty-two years.

Denver Film’s mission is to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences. Since 1978, Denver Film has worked to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum. As the only nonprofit theater in Colorado, we’re dedicated to engaging both our members and the general public in a lifelong relationship with film.



The Denver Film Festival is the largest premiere film celebration in the Rocky Mountain Region.

In 1978, the launch of the Denver International Film Festival gave birth to the year-round cinematic organization we are today, unfolded over 10 days in May that year. Some 78 films from around the world screened in four long-gone theaters scattered throughout central Denver: the Centre, the Ogden, the Vogue and the Flick.

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Denver Film’s programs are made possible in part by the citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.