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The 2023 Denver Film Festival

Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash.
Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash.

Established in 1978, the Denver Film Festival blazed a trail as one of the nation's earliest cinematic celebrations. Fast forward to its 46th year, this annual ode to the art of film unfolds in the lively heart of Denver, Colorado. Recognized as one of the region's premier film extravaganzas, it curates a remarkable selection of films from across the globe, each one bearing the badge of thought-provoking, avant-garde, and cultural diversity. The festivities start November 3-12. Continue reading for more information on what you can expect to see at this unique event.

What To Expect This Year

With a rich history spanning more than four decades, the Denver Film Festival has solidified its standing as a magnet for cinephiles, industry insiders, and cultural explorers alike. It's a launchpad for up-and-coming filmmakers to exhibit their creations and a spotlight for celebrated directors to showcase their masterpieces. Throughout the festival's run, more than 40,000 attendees are drawn into a dynamic, enthralling cinematic journey. Beyond the riveting screenings, the festival serves up a platter of glamorous Red Carpet moments, along with a treasure trove of special events. These include engaging filmmaker Q&A sessions, enlightening panel discussions, enriching workshops, delightful receptions, and invaluable opportunities for industry networking.

The films will be divided by type, like documentary and shorts, and by genre, like comedy and animation. One of the biggest films in the action genre is "Blood for Dust." In this pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Fargo, we follow the journey of Cliff, a dedicated traveling salesman played by Scoot McNairy, who finds himself in dire straits as he strives to provide for his family. His life takes a treacherous turn when he partners with his colleague Ricky, portrayed by Kit Harington. Their pursuit of fast money leads them down a perilous road, embroiling them in a life-or-death struggle after a drug deal goes disastrously wrong, plunging them into a brutal battle for survival.

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