Influencing the arts positively through film

The Denver Short Film Festival is devoted to promoting the short film genre, with films ranging in length from 1 to 20 minutes. The Festival is a global event that showcases the best independent and up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world. DSFF's purpose is to inspire directors, screenwriters, actors, and producers to make films and share them with other filmmakers and audiences.

DSFF is a strong supporter of local and international filmmakers that create films that are true to the spirit of the medium. Each piece is the result of genuine emotion and expression, from original screenplays to novel cinematography and cinematic methods.

The Festival offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance for our local community, tourists, and the next generation of brilliant filmmakers from across the world to immerse themselves in the true essence of filmmaking.

The DENVER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL has established itself as a prominent cultural voice in Colorado and the West, influencing the arts positively through film.

The festival takes place at The Oriental Theater, a historic theater located in Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Since opening in 1927, the venue has hosted numerous national events and international acts and has become a beacon for the arts in North Denver.

About our City

Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. It's got beautiful weather and beautiful people. It's got good restaurants, even better bars, and a pretty lively arts and music scene. Like other cities that are all grown-up, Denver's neighborhoods each have a flavor all their own.

For art, warehouses and street art, hit up River North (RiNo). Highlands and Lower Highlands (LoHi) have shopping and restaurant districts and a slightly less edgy attitude, while South Broadway is all leather and edge. At the core, you have the fun bars of Lower Downtown (LoDo), historic Five Points, the Santa Fe Arts District and the upscale Cherry Creek area. The entire city is connected through a beautiful series of bike paths and parks.

Best of all, within a couple hours' drive you have vast areas of wilderness, world-class skiing and hiking, and much, much more.