he Denver Film Festival (DFF), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announced the dates for the 41st edition of the popular and critically acclaimed film festival: October 31-November 11, 2018. Considered one of the nation’s premier film festivals, DFF is known for presenting Academy Award– and Independent Spirit Award–winning films, along with hosting some of the world’s leading filmmakers, producers and actors.

“As we look at the 41st year of this storied Festival, our eye is on the future; how the next generation of films and filmmakers will shape our ever-changing culture and respond to the social and political climate of the world,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to continue to showcase for Denver audiences the finest in world-wide cinema from a diverse group of filmmakers."

DFF41 will present more than 250 titles including local, national and international cinema, industry panels, achievement awards and tributes, as well as a Focus on Hungarian Cinema. The full 12-day Festival program will be announced on Wednesday, October 10.

The year-round home of DFS, the Sie FilmCenter, will serve as the anchor venue for the Festival. Screenings will also be presented at the UA Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall, and all Red Carpet Presentations will screen at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. DFS will also be bringing back the Festival Annex, located inside the McNichols Building at Civic Center Park. The Annex will play host to panel discussions, virtual reality, interactive and immersive experiences, community engagement, and a Festival Lounge for the public. 

Individual tickets go on sale to DFS members on Wednesday, October 10 and to the general public on Friday, October 12. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the public and member on-sale dates. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.denverfilm.org or the DFF41 main box office location at the Sie FilmCenter (2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206).

Festival Ticket Packages are currently on sale. The following packages offer the best discounted prices to attend the Festival. Packages increase in price after Friday, October 5.

  • Six Pack: $60 ($10 per ticket) Member, $84 ($14 per ticket) Non-Member - Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After October 5: $66 Member, $90 Non-member. secure.denverfilm.org/package/package.aspx?PID=635
  • Fifteen Pack:  $135 ($9 per ticket) Member, $195 ($13 per ticket) Non-Member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. After October 5: $150 Member, $210 Non-member. secure.denverfilm.org/package/package.aspx?PID=637
  • Red Carpet Pack: $75 ($25 per ticket) Member, $90 ($30 per ticket) Non-Member - Three Red Carpet film experiences at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, including Opening Night - October 31, Centerpiece - November 2; and Closing Night - November 10. secure.denverfilm.org/pass/index.aspx. These tickets are for the Red Carpet films only and do not include any Festival receptions or parties that proceed or follow the screening.

Enjoy DFF41 in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF41 tickets at a member discount. No matter what membership level you choose to join DFS, your contributions will be appreciated and make a difference. For more information on membership please visit: denverfilm.org/membership

To experience DFF41 as an insider, join the DFS Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access. Please visit: https://denverfilm.org/membership for a breakdown of levels and benefits. In addition, please contact Suzanne Yuzer at suzanne@denverfilm.org or 303-595-3456 ext. 223 to purchase a Leadership Circle Membership. 

2018 Denver Film Festival Sponsors
ASSOCIATE: Anna & John J. Sie Foundation, AOR, Inc., Barbara Bridges, CEAVCO Audio Visual, Liberty Global, Relish Catering & Events, Argonaut Wine & Liquor; SUPPORTING: Butler Rents, Capital One, Lyft, SeriesFest, Sage Hospitality, University of Colorado Denver - College of Arts & Media, Anna Maglione-Sie Endowed Chair of Italian Culture and the Department of Languages and Literatures-University of Denver, Sheila K. O'Brien; PATRON:  Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Lighting and Design by Scott, Good Chemistry, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Kentwood City Properties, Kind Snacks, Riverfront Community Park Foundation, Comcast; MEDIA: 5280 Magazine, Westword, iHeartMedia, 303 Magazine; GOVERNMENT: Arts & Venues Denver, Consulate General of Italy, Colorado Office of Film Television & Media, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District; CONTRIBUTING: Brookfield Properties, Baird - The Palm Group, Caz Matthews, Colorado Film & Video Association, Harmonic Media, The Lagralane Group, SAGIndie, Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, TV5MONDE, William LaBahn

About the Denver Film Society
Founded in 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) 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 DFS provides opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.

The permanent home of DFS, 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. DFS’s one-of-a-kind programs annually reach more than 200,000 film lovers and film lovers-in-training.