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Attend a Red Carpet Premiere

Admit it: You like to watch the red carpet coverage more than the actual award show. For 12 days in November, the Denver Film Society brings some glamour to Denver. Enjoy Opening Night of the Denver Film Festival in style, with an Opening Night Package. The package includes the Opening Night Film and dinner, plus parking at Larimer Square.

Join the Community

Not quite sure where to start? Head on over to the Festival AnneX at the newly renovated McNichols Building. The Festival AnneX is an innovative public space where you can experience new technologies (such as virtual reality!), participate in panels, take in some art, enjoy community happy hours, and more. The best part? All of these events are open to the public and the majority of them are free! It’s the perfect place to start your Festival experience.


See something you’ve never seen before, and might not get a chance to see again. One of the best parts of any film festival is the access to films and filmmakers. Many of the films at the Denver Film Festival will only screen once and might not be available on-demand, so why not take the chance and experiment a little? The other great thing about the film festival is most films have in-person Q&As with the filmmakers. Getting that inside perspective on how a film is made, or what the director was thinking when they set out to make the film truly enhances the movie-going experience, and it’s rare you get that inside peek.

Programmer’s Picks

If you are a fan of the Denver Film Society’s CinemaQ Film Festival, you’ll love Growing Up Coy, which plays at the Denver Film Festival. Directed by Eric Juhola, the film revolves around the Mathises, a Colorado family whose 4-year-old child self-identifies as a girl, though born a boy. When Coy is forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school, they’re spurred on to take legal action. This documentary follows their struggle all the way to the Supreme Court.