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CFVA BRUNCH and screening of HANNA RANCH

Saturday, November 9th

Brunch:  12:30pm – 2:00pm Henderson’s Lounge/Sie FilmCenter (brunch reception/hosted bar)

Screening:      Ellie Caulkins Opera House 3:00pm

Come out and support Colorado filmmakers Mitch Dickman and Karl Kister for this special presentation at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as we celebrate the achievements within the Colorado film industry.  Tickets for CFVA members are only $15.00 for the brunch and screening.

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CFVA PANEL:  How to Package and Sell Your Film

Saturday, November 16th

Sie FilmCenter

Join the best film agents in the business as they discuss what is often the hardest part of making a film:  the financing.  Robert Denerstein moderates a conversation about best practices  for packaging, financing, and selling a film – and how to navigate the ever-changing marketplace.

This is the 3rd in a quarterly series of CFVA Industry panels supporting the professional development within the Colorado filmmaking community.

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CFVA Night at the Late Night Lounge

Tuesday, November 12th

11:00pm – 4:00am

Free to all CFVA members and one guest – the legendary gathering place for filmmakers and invited guests during the festival.  Hosted bar and late night bites will be provided.  You must be an active current CFVA member to attend.


CFVA Sponsors Spotlight on Colorado Platform During Festival

It’s a banner year for the Colorado filmmaking community as the festival will present 8 feature films, 9 short films, 5 music videos, and the Denver Actor project all showcasing the work from Colorado filmmakers.   We hope to see you at the numerous screenings during the festival.

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Hanna Ranch


Directed by Mitch Dickman

USA, (2012), 73 minutes, color              

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Saturday, November 9, 3:00pm

Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado.  Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.

Featured in the book Fast Food Nation and dubbed the “eco-cowboy,” he was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices, sat on numerous environmental boards and was president of the Colorado Cattleman’s Association. Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, Hanna lost hope.

Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.  The documentary is directed by Colorado filmmaker Mitch Dickman with Karl Kister, Executive Producer both in attendance.