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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.

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Made in Colorado: 'Wrong Side Up' Movie Trailer – Via Denver's Crooked Lake Productions

What’s more Throwback Thursday than a movie that takes place in the Dust Bowl? Denver’s Crooked Lake Productions presents, Wrong Side Up — a coming of age story about a twelve-year-old boy whose fate is determined by his father's departure and the impending Dust Bowl, as he's forced to care for his family and their farm.

The film was shot in rustic locations throughout Colorado including, Como, Campo, Douglas County Open Spaces and Denver. It releases in April for festival distribution, and there will be a screening the same month at DFS for the film's crowdfunders — with remaining seats open to the public. To learn more about Wrong Side Up visit

Original article courtesy of The Dever Egotist

CFVA Interview with Jeff Knudsen

Jeff Tentrocks

CFVA Interview with Jeff Knudsen

February, 2014


Dealing with live sound is always a challenge, but when you throw in brutal elements, difficult terrain, and grueling physical exertion, it becomes even more demanding. For Jeff Knudsen, a Denver native and sound mixer, working over a decade with some of the biggest names in the business in Los Angeles and New Mexico, these challenges are more readily overcome with experience and knowledge. After this stint away from Colorado, Jeff recently moved back to Denver, with an impressive list of credits where he has fine-tuned his craft, including Breaking Bad, The Last Stand, Crazy Horse and No Country for Old Men, among others. Jeff also had the opportunity, while in New Mexico, to work with some of the best local sound mixers around, in particular Bayard Carey (The Missing, Crazy Heart), David Brownlow (Hoosiers, The Spirit) and Darryl Frank (Breaking Bad, The Last Stand), as well as the big Hollywood sound mixers who would come in to town, such as David Macmillan (Speed, Twilight, Blades of Glory). While working in Los Angeles, Jeff was able to work on a wide range of projects, from commercials to documentaries to ENG/EPK. Jeff credits his success to these years away from Colorado, learning from incredible talent, and is excited to be working back in Colorado.

For our newer readers, explain some of the differences between the multiple job titles when hired on set (sound mixer, boom operator, utility sound tech, etc.).

February 26th: CFVA Celebration Party -Board Election

February 26th:CFVA Celebration Party - Board Election

The Lobby
2191 Arapahoe Street
6:30pm – 8:30pm


The Colorado Film & Video Association will gather their membership to celebrate the success of 2013 and also utilize the occasion to vote on new leadership with the election of officers at 7:30pm. Hosted cocktails will be served that evening and a large turn-out of CFVA members is expected.

Learn more about our board nominees below. If you are interested in running it’s not too late to submit. Send a headshot and a short bio to All entries must be submitted by the 24th of February and you must be a member of the CFVA. To become a member, go here.





CONTACT:Leslie Allen




DENVER – February 10, 2014 -   The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) today announced active participation and support of Cinema Day coming on February 26th with a full line-up of activities to support the passage and continued growth of Colorado Film incentives.   The CFVA in association with

  • CINEMA, a statewide advocacy group promoting Colorado’s media industry and
  • Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media

are utilizing Cinema Day to raise awareness of the economic benefits the industry brings to the citizens of Colorado and to also recognize the catalyst film incentives have had in bringing new business and film production into the state.


Press Release - Melissa Kuipers

"The last 2 years have showcased an exciting expansion of opportunities for Colorado's creative community, particularly in the realm of film, television and video game production.  Through the incredibly effective outreach of the industry, in particular the CFVA, we have been able to showcase the creative talent Colorado has to offer in a way that shows elected officials just how critical the creative industries are for our state and its annual tax revenue collection.  During 2012, we worked with the legislature and Governor to increase the available production rebate from 10% to 20% and created a first-of-its-kind loan guarantee program for film, television, and video production.  Since CINEMA day 2012 when the chambers of the House of Representatives were filled with the cheers and applause of CFVA in recognition of industry day at the Capitol, the landscape has changed in an incredibly positive way.  Colorado's incentive program now enjoys a return on investment of $9 for every $1 it allocates to the rebate program and production has skyrocketed across all genres from commercials to local feature films to Hollywood blockbusters.  As we look toward continuing program funding for 2014, we will again seek the support and enthusiasm of the industry to remind the Colorado General Assembly of the positive impact that film, television and video game production has on tourism, economic development, and the positive brand that Colorado enjoys on a global stage."


Melissa Kuipers
Attorney and Police Advisor
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek

CFVA Indie Strip February 2014


Don't get caught in situations like these - hire a professional - Colorado Production Guide


Don't get caught in situations like these - hire a professional - Colorado Production Guide

CINEMA Day 2014

Cinema Day

Cinema Day After Hours Reception 2014
Colorado Automobile Dealers  Association
290 East Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80203

February 26th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Please join Colorado Legislators, the Colorado Office of Film Television and Media, members of Colorado’s media industry and supporters to celebrate an amazing year of media production in Colorado. The event will showcase the successes of Colorado’s media production incentives, hosted beer, wine, margaritas and light refreshments.

Tickets are Available and Donations Accepted:



Last Chance to RSVP for Sony Beer and Gear Event

If you haven’t already RSVP’’d, we still have a few spots available for tonight’s event and would love it if you could attend.  We hope you can join us to kick off our first annual customer appreciation event. See below for details.

Peak Media

Voices Mobile Film Festival Call for Entries

 Voices Film Festival

for more information:

Please distribute this call for entries to creators you know who have a short story to tell.
We are excited to provide a form for small format film-making (phone or pad generated video).
Your  projects are due March 5, 2014 and we will be showing selected works during the
Denver Film Societies Woman + Film Voices Film Festival, held this year March 18-24 2014.

For additional information please contact:

We look forward to screening your stories, and the opportunity to share unique and personal content.
Use your VOICE for change.

Tokeasy DVD Release Screening this Saturday 1/11/14


DENVER, CO – To commemorate the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, RMO Films is proud to announce the DVD Release of Tokeasy, a feature length comedy film with social commentary.

Tokeasy takes on some of today's hot-button issues including the war on drugs, racism, and prostitution the best way known to man, with a good old fashioned witty stoner comedy. Written and filmed entirely in Colorado, Tokeasy is truly a locally grown comedy film.

The celebration starts Saturday, January 11th at 9 pm with pre-show performances by comedian Jordan Doll and DJ Deep Rawk at the Oriental Theater, located at 4335 West 44th Avenue, Denver CO 80212. Tickets are available at Please contact for a press pass to the event, or if you would like RMO Films to send you a digital stream of the film for viewing.