The Colorado Film Festival strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world. Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films.

The Colorado Film Festival will recognize excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Colorado Film Awards. The Awards Committee awards deserving films and screenplays in the following categories: Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Animation, Student Film, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, Direction, Music Video, First-Time Director, Cinematography, Experimental Films, Editing, and Acting.