Films will be screened throughout the weekend at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC), Colorado College Armstrong Hall, Cornerstone’s Richard F. Celeste Theater, and in Cornerstone's more intimate Film Screening Room.
As always, the weekend will kick-off Friday evening with our Opening Night Gala at 6:30 p.m. followed by our opening line-up at the Fine Arts Center. Films will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 and Sunday morning at 9:00.
Films will be screened at all four (4) venues on Saturday. On Sunday, films will be screened at Armstrong Theater and Cornerstone's Richard F. Celeste Theater only.
The Film Screening Room is an intimate venue (capacity of 108) providing a different kind of viewing experience, as well as greater opportunity for discussion when a filmmaker is present. The Screening room offers state of the art technology and is ideal for film viewing, featuring an outstanding sound system and high resolution projection. Priority seating for the Film Screening Room will be given to attendees with the +PLUS Pass. If you would like guaranteed seating in the Film Screening Room, it is recommended that you purchase either a Saturday +PLUS Pass or a Full Festival +PLUS Pass.
We are fortunate each year to host 10-12 of our featured filmmakers. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunities by attending the Filmmaker's Forum on Saturday, or purchasing a ticket for Sunday's Roundtable Luncheon. See below for more information.
Finally, our Festival strives to make these fantastic films accessible to everyone in our community. Be sure to check out the Festival in the Community schedule to find local screenings at a community venue near you. The Festival in the Community takes place in the couple of days leading into the Festival weekend. When travel arrangements allow, the filmmaker will be present for a Q&A session following the film screening. These screenings are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted due to venue restrictions).
- Friday Night Gala, Saturday Film Venue
- 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Saturday and Sunday Film Venue
- 14 East Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Richard F. Celeste Theater and Screening Room
- Saturday and Sunday Film Venues
- 825 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
All venues are handicap accessible, however, if you would like to arrange for an usher to help you navigate our three venues, please call the office at 719.226.0450 and we will put you in touch with the appropriate venue coordinator.
All venues enforce their rules prohibiting food and beverages in the theaters.
We have a terrific line up of filmmakers attending this year. In addition to taking questions after their films, filmmakers will participate in a panel discussion during lunch on Saturday. The Filmmakers Forum is an open event for all ticketed attendees. This year the forum will take place in Gaylord Hall in the Warner Center (across the street from Armstrong). Discussion topics will be led by Dylan Nelson, Professor of Film Studies at CC, but questions and comments from the audience are encouraged.
Have you ever wished you could have MORE interaction with the filmmakers attending the Festival? Now you can! On Sunday you can join a roundtable discussion with some of the filmmakers during the lunch break. Have you heard of speed-dating? Well, this is our version! While you eat a delicious box lunch, you, along with eight other guests at your table, will be able to get to know four different filmmakers as they rotate to a different table every 15 mins. To participate, purchase the Roundtable Luncheon ticket add-on for $25 (lunch is included and will be available for pick-up in the room where the roundtables are held). Seats are limited so be sure to add this ticket to your cart at checkout.
On Saturday and Sunday, coffee and breakfast items will be available for purchase at all venues.
In addition, if you plan to attend the Filmmakers Forum (Saturday) or Roundtable Luncheon (Sunday), or just plan to stick around on campus during our lunch break you might choose to purchase a box lunch. Box lunches can be pre-ordered online or at any of our food and beverage tables up until the start of the 2nd block (approximately 10:45am) on Saturday and Sunday. Each day both a meat and vegetarian option are available.