Denver Film Festival Announces Full Virtual Festival Lineup

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The 43rd Denver Film Festival (DFF43) announced today the complete virtual lineup, including feature films, short films, student shorts, music videos, and episodic content. Along with the virtual lineup, DFF43 announced all feature juried competition films.

"The DFF43 program befits the complexities and opportunities presented to us in 2020 — a balance of thought provoking, issue-driven films addressing our challenging times, along with inspirational, charming, and life-affirming fare," said Denver Film Festival Artistic Director, Matthew Campbell. "The program is an expansive, yet focused, sampling of international, U.S., and local films; with the goal of offering something for all tastes. Though we might not be able to convene in person this year, we hope these films connect Colorado cinema lovers in a way we've never before achieved."

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DFF43 will be accessible through use of Denver Film's Virtual Cinema platform available to screen at and by downloading the Denver Film app for Roku TV or Apple TV. The Festival kicks-off on October 22 and runs through November 8, 2020.

Films in Competition

Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Feature Film

APPLES – Greece/Poland/Slovenia / Director: Christos Nikou
ATLANTIS – Ukraine / Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
NADIA, BUTTERFLY – Canada / Director: Pascal Plante
THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION – Lesotho/South Africa/Italy / Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
UNDINE – Germany/France / Director: Christian Petzold

Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary

76 DAYS – USA/China / Director: Weixi Chen, Hao Wu
ACASA, MY HOME – Romania/Germany / Director: Radu Ciorniciuc
MLK/FBI – USA / Director: Sam Pollard
THE REASON I JUMP – UK/USA / Director: Jerry Rothwell
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN – USA / Director: Lance Oppenheim
SONGS OF REPRESSION – Denmark / Director: Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner

American Independent Award
THE ATLANTIC CITY STORY – USA / Director: Henry Butash
FAREWELL AMOR – USA / Director: Ekwa Msangi
FREELAND – USA / Director: Kate McLean, Mario Furloni
FUNNY FACE – USA / Director: Tim Sutton
MATERNA – USA / Director: David Gutnik
SHIVA BABY – USA / Director: Emma Seligman

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A sample of the more than 88 feature film slated for screening at the DFF43 include:
FIREBALL – USA / Director: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer; I AM GRETA – Sweden / Director: Nathan Grossman; KUBRICK BY KUBRICK  – France/USA / Director: Gregory Monro; THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL – Canada / Director: Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott; NIGHT OF THE KINGS – France/Côte d'Ivoire/Canada/Senegal / Director: Philippe Lacôte; NOCTURNAL – UK / Director: Nathalie Biancheri; ON FELLINI'S FOOTSTEPS – Switzerland/France / Director: Gérald Morin.

DFF43 complete line up available here:

Throughout the expanded 18-day Festival, DFF43 will present more than 100 titles including local, national and international cinema, panel discussions, tributes, and achievement awards. This year's Festival will include popular showcase selections including: Italian, UK/Ireland, Women+Film, CinemaQ, CineLatinx, and Colorado Spotlight, as well as welcome new showcases: Colorado Dragon, Spotlight on Social Justice, and a new virtual High School Day for high school students and educators across the state.

Denver Film Festival Announces Dates, Ticket On-Sale for Virtual 43rd Edition

Individual tickets go on sale to Denver Film members Oct. 3 and to the general public Oct. 5. High-level members will be able to purchase their tickets in advance of the public and member on-sale dates. Individual tickets will be available for purchase online at

Festival Ticket Packages are currently on sale. The following packages offer the best discounted prices to experience DFF43. Ten Pack:  $90 Member, $105 Non-member – Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. One Pack per customer. 

Four Pack: $46 Member, $55 Non-member - Valid for regular-priced screenings, not valid for special presentations. One pack per customer.

Enjoy DFF43 in a whole new way by becoming a Member. Memberships begin at just $65 and allow you to purchase DFF43 tickets at a member discount. For more information on membership please visit: To experience DFF43 as an insider, join the Leadership Circle for exclusive Festival access.

Press accreditation is currently open and closes on Friday, Oct. 2. Complete details on how to apply are currently available at:

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To keep up to date with DFF43 on social media: like the DFF Facebook ( page, follow @DenverFilm on Twitter, @TheDenverFilm on Instagram, and join the conversation by using the hashtag: #DFF43.

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