1. The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (February 12th-21st)
Estuaries inspire us in many ways, like music & art! #iheartestuaries
“Slackwater” by Ben Sollee, inspired by the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge:https://t.co/Y1FMxXYpFH
(The music video will also be featured in the Colorado Environmental Film Festival! https://t.co/2HrCHxxh5a) pic.twitter.com/bsNHgtiGbZ
— JCNERR (@JCNERR) February 13, 2021
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is already underway, but you still have a few days left to catch some of their hopeful and inspiring films dedicated to environmental issues and culture. This is another festival that’s gone virtual to keep things as safe and socially distanced. They’ve got an entire film list here, with international films and multiple languages all under the same theme of environmental consciousness. Streaming options are available through their website, and they’ve got a list of instructions here to make sure you’re streaming with ease. This festival runs until Friday, February 21st.
2. Front Range Film Festival (February 22nd)
When you’re finished with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, the next day you can tune in for The 8th Annual Front Rage Film Festival that hits screens Saturday, February 22nd. This award winning festival celebrates new and established Colorado filmmakers as well as foreign cinema. Inspiration comes from home and abroad in these full-length and short films that will be premiering virtually due to the pandemic. Here they’ve got a whole list of films and events, all separated into blocks that you can take part in throughout the day. Tickets range from $12 to $30 dollars, and you can purchase them here. They’re work focuses primarily on independent storytelling, perspectives, and beautiful cinematography, so there’s bound to be a new favorite or two in the mix.
3. Side Stories (February 1st – February 28th)
A film festival that you can view from the safety of your car. In collaboration with the Denver Theatre District, Side Stories is a fun initiative lighting up the History Colorado building during the entire month of February with films. Every night from 6-10pm be dazzled by full-screen films from Colorado filmmakers. There are also local bars where you can stop and get a cocktail before cozying up. This sounds like a perfect way to spend any evening, and we’re excited to catch the rest of the month’s features.
4. Durango Film Festival
A boy named Wally discovers a home for forgotten imaginary friends, and resolves to find a way to help these “Curiosities” find new purpose.
“A Home for Curiosities” will screen in the 2021 Virtual Durango Independent Film Festival, March 3-12.https://t.co/711vHjYlLY
— Durango Film (@durangofilm) February 17, 2021
Durango’s intention with their film festival is highlighting diverse, international, and innovative filmmakers local and abroad. They have a variety of different film categories where filmmakers can submit their films to hopefully be chosen. Some of the pics this year include films that tell stories about Poland during World War 2, marijuana legalization, and the notion of the American Dream from the perspective of immigrants. Check out the rest of their films here and purchase your tickets here.
5. Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival (March 4th-7th)
This Asian-American film festival is partnering up with Denver for their second year. This year’s celebratory theme is all about “RepresentAsian” and is going virtual this year at the Denver Film’s virtual cinema. Features and filmmakers that boldly embody Asian culture and identity will be highlighted and stories range from kids coping with adolescence through video games, a daughter learning about her mother’s past through a letter, and a diverse road trip to America’s south. Get your passes here.