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The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) serves Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development and livelihood.

Current News

The Rider & The Wolf Highlights Missing Mountain Biker

Grit & Thistle Film recently released a feature documentary shot in Colorado. The Rider & The Wolf tells the story of mountain bike pioneer Mike Rust, the hall of fame cyclist who disappeared without a trace in Colorado in 2009.

"We've been seeing a great amount of interest in the film, not just from cyclists, but from people interested in mysteries of the American West," says Nathan Ward who directed and DP'd the film. "People want to know what happened to Mike the Bike." 

The doc premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm and will also be screening at the Denver Film Festival and the Crested Butte Film Festival. The film has been covered by nearly every cycling/adventure magazine in North America including Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Bike, Adventure Cyclist and Colorado Public Radio. 

The Schmoozer is returning, Tuesday, August 25

The Schmoozer is back! Tuesday, August 25 from 6pm-8pm in Henderson 's Lounge at the Sie FilmCenter.


Photo's courtesy of James Dimagiba


New to the Schmoozer, each event will be co-hosted with a "Guest Organization".  This month we will kick-off with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Be our guest and join the CFVA for a fun, networking evening. Meet members from each group and chat about our shared professional belief..."it all begins on the page!"  Drink specials and a raffle for all Schmoozer attendees. 

FREE Parking in the garage, enter from Columbine Street in the rear of the complex.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Events:

State of the State - Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter

Denver Film Festival - Wednesday, Nov 4 - Sunday, Nov. 15

  • Filmmaker Focus Series at the Denver Film Festival - Date & Time TBD
  • Colorado Awards Brunch at the Denver Film Festival - Date & Time TBD

Filmmaker Focus - How It Works: An Inside Look at TV’s One-Hour Drama

Filmmaker Focus - How It Works: An Inside Look at TV’s One-Hour Drama
300 minutes

Saturday, August 22, 10 AM -3 PM

Writer Sibyl Gardner in person

(panel includes a boxed lunch)

Learn how the writing staff of a television show works together to create some of today’s best entertainment. From script language to the writers’ room to the production schedule, you’ll be taken through the process with a seasoned TV writer.

Sibyl Gardner 

From her first day as a college intern on “Good Morning, America,” Sibyl was hooked on television. After several years working in production (at fledgling MTV and the New York cable TV scene), she moved to Los Angeles to write. Comedy, drama, episodic, movies… she’s made a living at it for more than twenty years now. Her produced TV credits include: Law & Order, Diagnosis Murder, Judging Amy, Profiler, Any Day Now, Joan of Arcadia, Saving Grace, Hawthorne and Nashville. She’s also got a shelf full of (as yet) unproduced screenplays and television pilots.  Concerned about the welfare of Hollywood writers, she volunteered as a strike captain for the Writers Guild of America during the strike of 2007, has served as a diversity script judge, a script arbitrator and worked on the WGA Foreign Employers Task Force, in addition to teaching screen and TV writing whenever possible. 

Janicek Media is expanding and looking for a strong Adobe Creative Cloud Editor (Bi-lingual candidate is best but will consider others)

We're looking for a part time editor who can fit into our production schedule for our Xfinity Latino interactive program we produce and deliver weekly to 22 million homes nationwide.   Our productions are expanding on several new platforms.  

Please contact:

The ideal Editor candidate will:

Have 5+ years experience in either broadcast programming or promotion editing and story telling.

Have strong demo reel, indepth skills with Adobe AE, PR, PS and MacOsX platforms.

Be available on a set production schedule with our team in our custom edit bays at the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, CO.  Typical 9am start for 25+ hrs per week. 

Will function as a contracted idependent for the term of the project. (which is on going for several years)

Enjoy working with our team under pressure to deliver the production every week on time. 

Be a good problem solver when late changes and technical errors happen.

Report directly to two highly experienced Show Producers.






The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) invites everyone to the 2nd Annual CFVA Swap Meet. This year's event is being held at Denver Studios (formerly Colorado Studio) in Stapleton, from 11A-4P.

The event is free, and open to everyone. The CFVA will be providing food and beverages for the afternoon. Come share an afternoon with fellow filmmakers and members our our filmmaking community. We encourage the everyone to reserve a table and bring all of the gear you would like to swap/sell. Last year we had everything from computers, to lenses, to camera accessories, and even vintage pieces. Let's see what great deals we can make this year!

CFVA members can reserve a space for free, and non-members can reserve one for $25. Additional tables are available for $12.

To reserve a space, please fill out this form: REGISTRATION FORM

The reservation deadline is MAY 29.

Any additional questions may be addressed to CFVA Events Chair, Kristy King at: We hope to see many of you can come out and participate in this fantastic community event.




Teen Screenwriting Summer Camp!

Colorado's Only Teen Screenwriting Summer Camp!

Teen-tested and teen-approved Explorati Teen Writers Boot Camp has partnered with the Arapahoe Library in South Denver for some serious fun! Writers ages 13-18 will learn to translate the pictures in their heads into screenplays using real-world script format and craft techniques, and learn how visual storytelling and dialogue powers movies. Taught by Trai Cartwright, former Hollywood filmmaker and Colorado Film School professor, teens will start their own feature or finish a short film. Fiction tracks also available for middle school and high school. 

Screenwriting: July 6 – 9, 9AM - 3PM

Cost:  $275



VOICES Salon Series I: Filmmaker Focus - Producing Women

VOICES Salon Series I: Filmmaker Focus - Producing Women

75 Minute Running Time

Saturday, March 21st, 2:00pm

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

USA, 2014, 95 Minute Running Time

One Night Only! Friday, March 20th at 7pm.

Hal Holbrook and producer Laura D. Smith in-person!

Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in twenty countries, behind the Iron Curtain, and before five U.S. Presidents. This documentary celebrates the sixtieth consecutive year of 89 year old Holbrook’s one-man masterpiece. Glimpses of the show intercut with his performance rituals, and features interviews with Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Cherry Jones, and a host of others. Filmed in classic black and white, director Scott Teems seamlessly shifts among different time periods, capturing the honest intimacies of one American legend portraying another – a man living an American odyssey.

DIRECTOR: Scott Teems


You can get tickets here

CFVA Elects New Board of Directors

DENVER – February 27, 2015 -   The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA), the professional organization which serves Colorado’s visual media industry, announced today it’s newly elected board-members: Tammy Brislin, Jim Brennan, Eileen O'Brien, Kyle Woodiel, Cassie Carter, and Kerry Gleason. CFVA also welcomes back Julie Crane & Steve Replin for their final board terms. Each of these individuals brings valuable work experience to the Board and enthusiasm to grow the community in the rapidly expanding industry here in Colorado.


“This year we were proud to roll out online voting which allowed members all over the state to have voices heard. The voter turnout was the highest we have seen in many years.” said Jared Petsche, President of CFVA.


The Colorado Film & Video Association is a professional trade organization representing over 500 Members across the state of Colorado. The CFVA advocates and promotes Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development, livelihood, and economic impact for the state.

2015 CFVA Board Member Candidates

No organization can function without strong leadership, and we’re no different. Thanks to these volunteers, we are able to offer resources that help the Colorado Film and Video Association keep you and your contemporaries carving a path to success.

Jim Brennen:

Jim BrennenMy name is Jim Brennan and I am interested in running for the Board of the CFVA. I am a current member of the CFVA and an active participant in both the indie film and commercial worlds in Colorado.

I am a member of IATSE 7 as a boom operator, working for the past few years on national and local spots including Honda, Kia, American Express, Village Inn, Papa John’s, Wal Mart and ANGA.

In the indie world I am a producer, having helped produce three feature films in the past five years, the most recent of which is the award winning An American Terror. I am currently working in an active partnership with Los Angeles based producers as well as the Colorado Office of Film Television and Media to bring moderate sized productions to Colorado.

I am also a working screenwriter and partner in the Rumblepack Commercial Creative Group.

Outside the production world, I have served on numerous boards and committees on both the state and local level, including the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council, the Board of Directors for Adam’s Camp, the Family Support Council for Developmental Pathways, and the Colorado Department of Education Challenge Grant Committee.