Denver Film Festival Announces Dates, Ticket On-Sale for Virtual 43rd Edition

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The 43rd Denver Film Festival (DFF) is going virtual. Denver Film today announced dates for the 2020 edition of the popular, critically-acclaimed festival that will be available to film lovers across Colorado, Oct. 22 – Nov. 8, 2020.

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. In addition, DFF announced the 43rd edition will be accessible through use of Denver Film's Virtual Cinema platform available to screen at www.denverfilm.org and by downloading the Denver Film app for Roku TV or Apple TV.


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"This year, the Denver Film Festival comes to you," says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. "In terrific times, and in challenging ones, the Denver Film Festival has stood strong for 42 years — and this year will be no exception. Though we won't be gathered in dark theaters together, the strong spirit, uncompromising programming, and, most importantly, the very best in cinema from around the world, will be showcased in living rooms, on laptops, and wherever you find us. We are honored and excited to bring this world-class cinema experience to you."

Throughout the expanded 18-day Festival, DFF43 will present more than 100 titles including local, national and international cinema, panel discussions, tributes, and achievement awards. This year's Festival will also showcase popular sidebar selections including Italian, UK/Ireland, Women+Film, CinemaQ, CineLatinx, and Colorado Spotlight, as well as welcome new sidebars Colorado Dragon, Spotlight on Social Justice, and a new virtual High School Day for high school students and educators across the state. The full Festival program will be announced Sept. 30.


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"Denver Film has, and will always be, at the forefront of delivering programming, diversity, and accessibility for our audiences," said Denver Film CEO, James Mejia. "Despite the health and safety challenges presented by Covid and the disappointment of not being able to offer our regular Sie FilmCenter screenings or in-person screenings for the 43rd Denver Film Festival, our team is incredibly proud of the work we've achieved to expand, reinvent, and curate diverse offerings for our audiences over the past several months.

Our audiences now have the opportunity to experience, enjoy, and engage in film through our exclusive Virtual Cinema platform, as well as, small group rentals of our Sie FilmCenter theaters, Film on the Rocks – Drive-In, Women+Film series, CinemaQ, and the amazing upcoming lineup of feature films, documentaries, Q&As and much more that have been curated for an extended run of our 43rd Denver Film Festival."

Individual tickets go on sale to Denver Film members Oct. 1 and to the general public Oct. 5. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the public and member on-sale dates. Individual tickets will be available for purchase online at www.denverfilm.org/dff43/.

All-Access Passes and Festival Ticket Packages are currently on sale. The following passes and packages offer the best discounted prices to experience DFF43. Prices increase after Sept. 24.


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All-Access Pass: $200 Member, $225 Non-Member - See everything the Festival has to offer through this All-Access Pass — the best way to experience DFF43. After Sept. 24: $225 Member, $250 Non-member. https://dff.eventive.org/passes/buy

Ten Pack:  $85 ($8.50 per ticket) Member, $95 ($9.50 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Sept. 24: $90 Member, $105 Non-member. One Pack per customer. https://dff.eventive.org/passes/buy

Four Pack: $40 ($10 per ticket) Member, $45 ($11.25 per ticket) Non-Member - Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After Sept. 24: $46 Member, $55 Non-member. One pack per customer. https://dff.eventive.org/passes/buy


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Enjoy DFF43 in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF43 tickets at a member discount. For more information on membership please visit: www.denverfilm.org/membership. To experience DFF43 as an insider, join the Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access.

Please visit: www.denverfilm.org/membership for a breakdown of levels and benefits. In addition, please contact Suzanne Yuzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase a Leadership Circle Membership. 

To keep up to date with DFF43 on social media: like the DFF Facebook (Facebook.com/DenverFilmFestival) page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter, @TheDenverFilm on Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF43.

2020 Denver Film Festival Sponsors:

MARQUEE: Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Barbara Bridges, Sheila K. O'Brien, Capital One Café, Liberty Global

SPOTLIGHT: SeriesFest, University of Denver - Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, William LaBahn

CAMEO: The Palm Group Baird, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Molly's Spirits, TV5MONDE, Visit Denver, Xfinity; 

MEDIA: CBS4, Westword

GOVERNMENT: Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media, Consulate General of Canada, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD); 

FILM: Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA), Metropolitan State University of Denver - Department of Journalism & Media Production, SAGindie, Stillwater Brands; 

PARTNERS: Crested Butte Film Festival, Pearl Street Marketing, Ratio Beerworks, Ken's Reproductions


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.

To help protect the health and safety of its guests and staff, the Sie FilmCenter remains closed for regular screenings through the end of 2020. The organization will revisit the situation and evaluate a reopening timeline in early 2021.

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