The Denver Film Society's Filmmaker Focus offers a robust series of programs to support filmmaking in Colorado. Filmmaker Forum is in partnership with Colorado Film and Video Association and Colorado Office of Film Television Media.
>Focus on a Colorado Production<
For 28 years I was the radio broadcaster for the Denver Nuggets and then the Colorado Rockies. Watching coaches and athletes I found many similarities in coaching sports and directing a film.
My co-producer Mike Brody and I knew we weren't going to have a ton of money for our first film. We wrote a story that wouldn't need a lot of locations or expensive effects and stunts. We set the story in a bar. Our actors and crew are all from Colorado. The talent level was tremendous and we had incredibly tough decisions for every part we cast. We shot Table 47 in 19 days in Castle Rock, Greenwood Village and Franktown. We had a small crew, but everyone was very skilled at every position we needed. They saved a first time director quite a few times!
>Filmmaker Focus in 2015<
Double Play Films Presents: Table 47
May 16, 2015 | Purchase Here
Join experienced industry professionals for a half day intensive course.
Want Film Financing? How To Design A Film Production That Will Attract Investment
July 18, 2015 | Purchase Here
How it Works: An Inside Look at TV's One-Hour Drama
August 22, 2015 | Purchase Here
>Young Filmmaker Workshops<
Now accepting applications for all summer 2015 courses
The Denver Film Society’s Young Filmmakers Workshops are leading filmmaking camps for teens, ages 12-18. Teens will learn the art of filmmaking, refine their work with film industry professionals, collaborate with new friends, and exhibit their films in public premieres.
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>Fiscal Sponsorship with the Denver Film Society<
Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising tool that serves as an alternative to a filmmaker establishing her own 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation to receive grants and donations. It allows a filmmaker’s non-commercial project to apply for funding from organizations requiring that the recipient have nonprofit status. In order to be eligible for fiscal sponsorship, you must be a current member of the Denver Film Society
>Rough Cut Screenings in partnership with the CFVA<
Need an audience for feedback on the progress of the film?If you are CFVA member or DFS industry member, screen your film at the Sie FilmCenter for a discounted rate. Fees start at $150 for screenings Monday-Friday from 9 am- 1pm. For more information or to request a screening, please contact Alison Greenberg.
Films and Events in Program...
Saturday May 2, 12:00pm, Music Room
Learn the secrets of the trade in this passionate discussion of the grueling work of producers, sales agents, buyers and fans who make independent horror thrive.... more
Saturday May 2, 1:30pm, Music Room
2015 Visionary Award Recipient Tom Quinn discusses his history of championing great genre cinema - including LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE HOST - and uniquely shepherding them into the world as with the recent highly innovative release... more
Saturday May 2, 2:30pm, Music Room
In a genre often clogged with cliché and unoriginality, new auteurs emerge with gruesome ideas and innovative executions that keep the scares fresh and unique. Learn how these exciting voices keep their vision alive while navigating the studio system.
Saturday, May 2, 4:00pm, Music Room
Hear from the virtual reality, immersive theater, and interactive game designers pioneering the next generation's experience with horror storytelling as they embrace an audience's increasing thirst for new adventure with rapid advancements of technology... more
Learn about the great director Federico Fellini through a screening and discussion of one of his great, early films, I Vitelloni
Classic Film Noir with a twist for today. You know the characters. The GOOD GUY in
over his head, a non-swimmer in the deep end of the pool. The VIXEN with a killer
agenda. He's in love with big plans.... more
Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer. (Lunch Included)... more
It’s the question every filmmaker faces: how do I raise the money needed to make the film I want? But the better question to ask is how do I design a film that will attract investment?... more