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DENVER – The top ten proposals were greenlighted for production CINEMA, the Denver Film Society and History Colorado have partnered to host a student film competition for students in grade six through graduate school designed to foster appreciation and interest in creating films in Colorado’s historic places and the top ten proposals were given the green light.


Ten exciting proposals were chosen to move forward into production. Each film student will be paired with a film industry professional to serve as their mentor, as well as a historic preservation expert from History Colorado to serve as a resource guide. Additionally, each project will receive up to $400 in reimbursements to produce their film.

These top ten films will be loaded onto a website for a “People's Choice” voting period and the public can begin voting for their favorites beginning May 11 by visiting the Vimeo group Filming in Colorado’s Historic Places and "liking" a favorite film at All 10 films will be screened by a jury on May 16, 2013 at the Denver Film Society's SIE FilmCenter. Jury members will include top local producers and the Colorado State Film Commissioner.

Winning films will be announced during Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month celebrations at the History Colorado Center on May 17.  The top three winning students will be presented with a check for $500 in scholarship monies courtesy of the Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Office of Film Television & Media.


Greenlighted Films Include:

Ry Feder Pruett & Ryan Walter Blair: Bent’s Old Fort and The Fort restaurant

Angelica Kalika: Chautauqua Park

Aaron Schupp: Buffalo Bill’s grave

Duncan Williamson: Cheesman Park

Scarlett Del Giudice: Iconic sites across the Front Range

Abram Rosenberg: Fort Massachusetts

Cole Bushey: Town of Manitou Springs

Bethany Hagerott: Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs

Lolly Grede: Sites with strange histories in Denver and Boulder

Saoli Nash: Southwest mining areas



Film competition sponsors include: Colorado Film and Video Association, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Havey Productions, Hendricks Financial Services and Walk the Line Films.

Start Time: 
Fri, 2013-05-03 (All day)
End Time: 
Fri, 2013-05-17 (All day)