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CELEBRATING SHORT SUBJECT CINEMA ACROSS FRONTIERS.

Short films, driven by artistic expression and constrained only by their length, go beyond traditional storytelling. They are an important and well-liked tool for filmmakers to engage with their audience. The shortened form is no longer solely for the newbie, from documentary to animation, narrative to experimental. Short films have always played a vital role in filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, and they will continue to do so in the future.


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WE LOVE SHORT FILMS

SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT TO THE DENVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Each year, the Denver Short Film Festival selects a mix of short films to be part of a live screening in February. The live event showcases between 15 to 25 shorts, helping to support careers of filmmakers working in the short format while also discovering new talent locally and abroad. Every type of filmmaking style is welcome: animation, documentary, narrative, and experimental stories are chosen to reflect the diversity and range of each year's pool of submissions. The DSFF accepts content that is 20 minutes or under from any country.

DENVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Bringing Filmmakers Together.


DSFF fosters a critical component in Colorado's arts community by connecting local filmmakers with their counterparts around the world, and by providing a venue for culturally diverse screenings, events, and gatherings.

WE ARE

Cinema people,
first and foremost.

Our film-obsessed staff is delighted to watch all your films and committed to create a magical shorts program every year.

Noah Baker

Executive Director

Fatima Patel

Submission Liaison

Gio Toninelo

Artistic Director

Joel Oliveira

Operations Manager

Mario Bianchi

Marketing Manager

Your Story

February 23rd
Mayan Theatre
2023.

Join us for the Denver Short Film Festival. Our Shorts Festival seeks to provide opportunity for filmmakers around the world by showcasing their work to Real PEOPLE in the Denver area.