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The 42nd Denver Film Festival will open with a tribute to former Artistic Director, Michael Brittin Withey on Oct. 30 and continue through Nov. 10, 2019. Ticket packages are currently on sale.

Sept. 16, 2019 (DENVER) – The Denver Film Festival (DFF) announced its dates for the 42nd edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival: Oct. 30 – Nov. 10, 2019. Produced by Denver Film, DFF is considered one of the nation’s premier regional film festivals, known for presenting Academy Award– and Independent Spirit Award–winning films, along with hosting some of the world’s leading filmmakers, producers, and actors.

“The Denver Film Festival has always been a celebration of important and thought-provoking stories happening within the film industry from around the globe,” says Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, Britta Erickson. “This year will be no different as we also commemorate one of Denver’s most important voices, long-time beloved Artistic Director for Denver Film, Brit Withey.”

Withey, a highly-respected film industry leader who worked for Denver Film for more than two decades, was killed in a one-car accident in late March of this year. He will be honored at the Festival with an evening tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Sie FilmCenter with screenings of three of his favorite films and cinematic masterpieces. The Brit Withey Artistic Director Memorial Fund will be utilized to celebrate Hungarian filmmaker, György Pálfi with a retrospective program.

DFF42 will kick-off its traditional Opening Night celebration on Thursday, Oct. 31 with a Red Carpet screening at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House followed by the Opening Night Party at the historic McNichols Building in Civic Center Park.

Throughout the Festival, DFF42 will present more than 250 titles including local, national and international cinema, industry panels, achievement awards, and tributes, as well as an International Focus on Brazilian Cinema. The full 12-day Festival program will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The year-round home of Denver Film, the Sie FilmCenter, will serve as the anchor venue for the Festival. Screenings will also be presented at the UA Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall, and Red Carpet Presentations will screen at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Festival Annex, located inside the historic McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, will play host to panel discussions, virtual reality, interactive and immersive experiences, High School Day, community engagement, and a Festival Lounge for the public.

Individual tickets go on sale to Denver Film members on Friday, Oct. 11 and to the general public on Monday, Oct. 14. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the public and member on-sale dates. Tickets will be available for purchase online at or the DFF42 main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206).

Press accreditation is currently open and closes on Friday, Oct. 11. Complete details on how to apply are currently available at:

Festival Ticket Packages are currently on sale. The following packages offer the best discounted prices to attend the Festival. Packages increase in price after Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Six Pack: $60 ($10 per ticket) Member, $84 ($14 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Oct. 8: $66 Member, $90 Non-member.

Fifteen Pack:  $135 ($9 per ticket) Member, $195 ($13 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Oct. 8: $150 Member, $210 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 – Oct. 31, Centerpiece – Nov. 1; and Closing Night – Nov. 9. These tickets are for the Red Carpet films only and do not include any Festival receptions or parties that preced or follow the screening.

Enjoy DFF42 in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF42 tickets at a member discount. For more information on membership please visit:

To experience DFF42 as an insider, join the Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access. Please visit: for a breakdown of levels and benefits. In addition, please contact Suzanne Yuzer at or 720-709-7735 to purchase a Leadership Circle Membership.

To keep up to date with DFF42 on social media: like the DFF Facebook ( page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter, @DenverFilmSociety on Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF42.


2019 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

PREMIER: Regal; MARQUEE: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Inc., Barbara Bridges, British Airways, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Liberty Global, Mike’s Camera, Sheila K. O’Brien, SAGE Hospitality SPOTLIGHT: Butler Rents, Capital One, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, SeriesFest, Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Chair of Italian Culture and the Department of Languages and Literatures-University of Denver, IMDbPro, Kind Snacks, Reality Garage; CAMEO: Xfinity, The Goods, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Brookfield Properties, Baird – The Palm Group, Colorado Film & Video Association, Davis Graham & Stubbs, Lagralane, Ratio Beerworks, SAGindie, TV5MONDE, University of Colorado Denver – College of Arts & Media, Visit Denver, William LaBahn, Friends of UNFPA, Queen City Optical Provisions, Silva Insurance, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, From the Hip Photo; MEDIA: Birdy, Out Front, Placewise Digital, KBCO; GOVERNMENT: Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Consulate General of Italy, Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Arts & Venues Create Denver, McNichols Civic Center Building, National Endowment for the Arts, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Visit Denver; FILM: DC Pie CO., Metro State University – Department of Journalism and Media Production, Peart Street Marketing, MSterious Miracles,

About Denver Film:

Founded in 1978, Denver Film 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 organization provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of Denver Film, 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. Denver Film programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.