Upcoming virtual film fests

Local film festivals boast opportunity to engage in culture, entertainment from home



Denver Jewish Film Festival

The 25th annual Jewish Community Center (JCC) Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival takes place Feb. 8-17.

The event is powered by The Chotin Foundation, and will take place virtually and on demand. Films can easily be viewed by Chromecasting to your TV, or via the Eventive Smart TV apps for Roku or Apple TV.

This year’s festival includes 21 feature films and 10 shorts showcasing Israeli and Jewish cinema from 14 countries, with about half of the films boasting a female filmmaker. The films cover a variety of topics and about a dozen include Q&A sessions with the filmmakers as bonus content.

Festival passes went on sale on Jan. 18. All Access Passes, which include access to view every film in the festival, cost $180. Ten-pack passes for access to 10 films cost $100.

Tickets for individual films cost $12 per household and go on sale on Feb. 8.

Most films will be available for the entirety of the festival. To view the festival lineup and purchase tickets, visit www.jccdenver.org/film.


Colorado Environmental Film Festival

The 2021 Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) takes place as a virtual event Feb. 12-21. 

This year's festival  includes 86 short-and-feature-length films by local and international filmmakers. CEFF's accompanying Eco-Expo will also be available online.

In addition to viewing the films, the virtual CEFF also offers a variety of events where filmmakers, Eco-Expo organizations and audience members can interact with each other, such as Live Watch parties with Q&As, CEFF 4 Kids, Happy Hour Receptions and Green Bag Lunch & Learn sessions and more.

All of the films explore the interconnected ecological, social and economic themes of our planet. They are meant to be a "celebration of the inspirational, educational and motivational power of film to engage people to protect their environment," states a news release.

Powered by Eventive, all the films will be available to watch online on-demand for the duration of the 10-day festival.

Tickets to screen individual films are not available for purchase. Rather, those who want to watch a specific film can purchase that film through a collection. A collection is a curated set of approximately three-to-six films. Most collections are available for purchase for $10.

A five collections pack costs $35, and an all-access festival pass costs $70.

Many of the CEFF special events and programs are free.

To learn more about the festival, find a line-up of films or purchase tickets, visit https://ceff.eventive.org/.


Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival

Denver Film and Colorado Dragon Boat has announced the dates for the sixth annual Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival.

This year’s event takes place March 4-7. The full program and schedule will be released Feb. 5, which is when tickets go on sale.

The four-day film festival features all Asian and Asian-American films with the theme RepresentAsian, “which focuses on films, organizations and individuals that boldly highlight our culture and identity,” states a news release.

The 2021 festival is taking place virtually, and can be accessed through Denver Film’s Virtual Cinema platform at www.denverfilm.org or by downloading the Denver Film app for Roku TV or Apple TV.

A full festival pass costs $55 for Denver Film members and $65 for non-members. Individual film tickets cost $12 for Denver film members and $15 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at denverfilm.org.

Colorado Dragon Boat is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more, visit www.cdbf.org.


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