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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.

Board of Director Elections


The CFVA is currently recruiting for candidates for the 2015 Board of Director elections.


Want to learn more about being a CFVA board member?!  Join the current CFVA board of directors and learn more about time commitment, committee’s and more.


CFVA Board Candidate Mixer

Wednesday, February 18th

7:30 - 9:00pm



3043 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216




CFVA Board Elections

Wednesday, February 25th

6:30 - 8:30pm



1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211


Interested candidates should send their headshot, biography and

letter of intent to by Sunday, Feb. 22nd. 


Questions? Please contact Kristy King, CFVA Events Chair, at

First Trailer for "Fast & Furious 7".

Here we go...the first trailer for "Fast & Furious 7". Almost the entire first half of the trailer - the stunts and exteriors - were filmed on Pikes Peak and around Monarch Pass here in Colorado (all of the actors were filmed on stages elsewhere).
The big chase goes _much_ there's more to see. It's great to see a month-and-a-half worth's of work in more finished form.


Colorado-Made Movie 'Wrong Side Up' to Screen at This Year's Starz Film Festival

The Colorado produced short film, Wrong Side Up, is part of the Adversity Colorado Shorts film series in the STARZ Denver Film Festival at UA Pavilions, November 15th and 20th. You can RSVP here.

Here's what you're in for:
The Dust Bowl was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. For Colorado, it transformed the landscape and Coloradan people with a decade long drought. Wrong Side Up is a short film about Mac, a twelve-year-old boy whose fate is determined by his father's departure and the impending Dust Bowl as he is forced to care for his family and their farm.

Wrong Side Up was shot at historic locations all over Colorado by Coloradan filmmakers and historians. Denver production company Crooked Lake Productions worked with History Colorado, the Colorado Film and Video Association as well as the cities of Como, Campo, Englewood and Denver to shoot this film.


As seen on the Denver Egotist


One Night Only!

SIE Film Center Monday, November 3rd.

Colorado filmmakers and cast in attendance for post-screening Q&A. A dark comedy detailing the making of the 1964 cult classic, The Creeping Terror. Psychopathic director AJ Nelson - with his battered wife Lois in tow - travel from Connecticut to sleazy underground Hollywood with the dream of making monster movies...encountering desperate actors, drugs, prostitution rings led by old ladies, murder, and even Charles Manson along the way. A hilarious and wholly disturbing look at human nature and delusional demagoguery, The Creep Behind the Camera, is a roller coaster ride that takes a nostalgic but cautionary look at the era of drive-in cinema at it's very worst.


They expect the show to sell out so get you tickets now via the website link below:


So you wanna work on a Tarantino movie...

IATSE Local 7 Membership Drive Open Now through December 1

In response to the upcoming film production “The Hateful Eight”, Colorado’s IATSE Local #7, has declared an Organizational Film Membership Drive from October 1, 2014 through December 1, 2014.

Local 7 represents only the following job classifications within Colorado: Construction, Craft Services, Electricians, First Aid, Greens, Grips, Hair and Makeup, Paint, Props, Set Dressing, Sound, Special Effects, Special Skills, Video, Wardrobe, and Welfare workers and tutors. Camera department personnel are not represented by Local 7; contact Local 600 in Los Angeles.

The production is a union signatory with IATSE (and with DGA, SAG, and Teamsters), so the jobs available are going to tend to be Production Assistants (PAs). Anyone seeking other kinds of crew work: camera assistants, grips, makeup artists, art dept, etc., should be aware that the film is an IATSE union signatory and will be limited to members of the appropriate locals. Applications for PA and similar positions can be made to the addresses at the bottom of this article.

All interested candidates for Film Membership in IATSE Local #7 must submit resumes via email to: with "Film Resume" in the subject line OR by US Mail to the address listed below. Questions not answered here should be directed to: Regina Krueger, Vice President of Film at IATSE Local #7, at 303.503.2385.

Qualifications for membership in the film section of Local #7: