Film Festivals in Colorado

Film fairs are the starting point for any amateur director. Below, you will find several film festivals in Colorado that you won’t want to miss.

48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is one of the most creative of film festivals in Colorado. On Friday night, each film crew is assigned a random character, genre, prop and line of dialogue that must be incorporated in to their film. Each team will then have 48 hours to script, plan, film, and edit their short movie that will then be presented Sunday night. The 48 Hour Film Project has spread throughout the globe, reaching 120 cities where more than 60,000 people made short films. The event will take place in Denver, Colorado on August 2-4, 2013.


Film Festivals in ColoradoAnother creative festival is the GI Joe Fest, held in Denver, Colorado. The festival was founded in 2005 by Gio Toninelo to restore stop motion art. The festival hosts screenings, workshops and competitions to showcase stop motion talent.

Crested Butte Film Festival

This four day festival will showcase short films, documentaries and narrative features in Gunnison and Crested Butte. It will take place September 26-29.
The shoot out
The Shoot Out film festival is another based around spontaneous action and quick planning. The festival gives each crew only 24 hours to compose a 7 minute film that will then be presented to an audience. Each team is responsible for their own equipment, cast and crew. It will take place in September up in Boulder, Colorado.


The Trindie Film Festival is an independent fair for small directors. Many film festivals in Colorado are aimed to steer large directors towards Hollywood. However, Trindiefest is aimed to promote indie films. It will take place on September 12 in Trinidad, Colorado.

Above are just a few of the many film festivals in Colorado. To view all of them, visit Film in Colorado.

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