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40th Denver Film Festival

November 1 – 12, 2017


September 12, 2017 (DENVER) – The Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announced its dates for its 40th anniversary edition: November 1-12, 2017. Recognized as one of the nation’s premier film events, DFF is known for presenting Academy Award and Independent Spirit Award-winning films, along with hosting some of the world’s leading filmmakers, producers and actors.

“Having one of the older and more established regional film festivals in the US is more a testament to the amazing film loving community of Denver than it is to any one thing we’ve done as an organization,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson “The Denver Film Society prides itself on continuing the forty-year legacy of the organization by putting the best of cinema on screen every year, and this year is no exception. From the high-caliber of films, to the amazing special guests, the 40th Denver Film Festival may prove to be the best one yet and a true sign that the demand for quality film entertainment isn’t going away, here in the Mile High City, any time soon.”

DFF40 will present more than 200 titles among local, national and international independent films, industry panels, workshops, achievement awards and tributes, as well as a focus on Danish Cinema. The full 12-day Festival program will be announced on Monday, October 9.

The year-round home of DFS, the Sie FilmCenter will serve as the anchor venue for the Festival with all Red Carpet Presentations at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Screenings will also be presented at venues around the city, including the UA Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall. DFS will also be returning to the Festival Annex, located inside the McNichols Building at Civic Center Park. The Annex will play host to panel discussions, community engagement, virtual reality, the Capital One Café and a Festival lounge for the public.

Individual tickets go on sale to DFS members on Tuesday, October 10 and to the general public on Wednesday, October 11. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the public & member onsale dates. Tickets will be available for purchase online at or the DFF main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206).

Festival Packages are currently on sale. The following packages offer the best discounted price to attend the Festival. Packages increase in price after Sunday, October 8.

Six Pack: $60 ($10 per ticket) Member, $78 ($13 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for matinee and regular screenings and panels, not valid for special presentations. After October 8: $66 Member, $84 Non-member.

Fifteen Pack:  $135 ($9 per ticket) Member, $180 ($12 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for matinee and regular screenings and panels, not valid for special presentations. After October 8: $150 Member, $195 Non-member.

Red Carpet Pack: $75 ($25 per ticket) Member, $90 ($30 per ticket) Non-Member – Three Red Carpet film experiences at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, including Opening Night – November 1, Centerpiece – November 3; and Closing Night – November 11.

Enjoy the Denver Film Festival in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF40 tickets at a member discount. No matter what membership level you choose to join Denver Film Society, your contributions will be appreciated and make a difference. For more information on membership please visit:

Experience DFF as an insider. Join the DFS Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access. Please visit: for a breakdown of levels and benefits. In addition, please contact Suzanne Yuzer at or 303-595-3456 ext. 223 to purchase a Leadership Circle Membership.

Press accreditation is currently open and closes on Friday, October 13.Complete details on how to apply are currently available at:

To keep up to date with DFF40 on social media: like the DFF Facebook ( page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF40.



2017 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

PREMIER: Regal Entertainment Group ASSOCIATE: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Inc., Barbara Bridges, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Liberty Global, Mike’s Camera, Relish Catering & Events SUPPORTING: Allwell Rents, Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Capital One, Lyft, SeriesFest PATRON: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Restaurant Association, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Kentwood City Properties, Kind Snacks, IMDB/Withoutabox, Riverfront Community Park Foundation, University of Colorado-Denver College of Arts & Media MEDIA: 5280 Magazine, KBCO, Out Front, Westword GOVERNMENT: Arts & Venues Denver, British Consulate/UK Government Office, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Create Denver, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District CONTRIBUTING: Colorado Film & Video Association, Harmonic Media, Kind Snacks, Larimer Associates, SAGIndie, Stillwater, SundanceNow, TV5MONDE, Visit Denver, Will LaBahn

About the Denver Film Society:

Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) is a membership-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution that produces film events throughout the year, including the award-winning Denver Film Festival and the popular, summertime series Film on the Rocks. With a vision to cultivate community and transform lives through film, the Film Society provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of the Denver Film Society, the Sie FilmCenter, is Denver’s only year-round cinematheque, presenting a weekly-changing calendar of first-run exclusives and arthouse revivals both domestic and foreign, narrative and documentary – over 600 per year, all shown in their original language and format. DFS’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.