2019 CIWF Schedule

Colorado Independent Women of Film celebrates a unique style, perspective, and artistic vision within Colorado’s indie filmmaking community. Our ninth annual festival will showcase films from more than 20 local female filmmakers, including short narrative films, short and feature length documentaries, experimental works, and animations, with the filmmakers in attendance to take part in a spirited ‘talkback’ with the audience. We’ll see the return of some of Denver’s finest filmmakers and debut pieces from several first time participants. It’s shaping up to be an incredible year for women in the Colorado filmmaking community… don’t miss even a minute of it!

The 2019 Colorado Independent Women of Film Schedule:

1:00pm – Documentary & Narrative Shorts

Big Hips, Big DreamsMelanie McLean Brooks (08:14)
Steampunk CowboyKelsey Bliss (03:17)
Waiting on the Space Poets – Jamey Hastings (03:54)
Eyes on the WorldSusan Lyles (06:55)
Dime Short – Krista Gano (11:21)


Elsie Goes WalkingAlison Piper & Jill Harrigan (08:14)
Mile High Nancy Episode 6: Mom Jeans and Comedy DreamsNancy Fingerhood (06:45)
Losing SightShannon K. Dunn (05:25)
Reliquary: A MuggingLindsay Morrison (08:52)
Rations Nikie Perlmutter (07:54)

3:00pm – Web Series & Documentary Double Feature

I Put the Bi in Bitter – Season OneMarin Lepore (28:10)
Three Worlds, One StageJessica McGaugh and Roma Sur (56:46)

5:00pm – CIWF Happy Hour @ Acova Restaurant

Join us across the street at Acova Restaurant for happy hour between blocks!

6:00pm – Documentary & Narrative Shorts

You, Me & Gasoline – Jenna Rice (18:58)
Last CallSara Starr (03:47)
I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours – Kate Kelly (02:11)
Sylphvania GroveRebekah Fieschi (18:40)

The Great Divide (teaser) – Lindsay Sparks (03:49)
Carrier – Shawna Schultz (05:29)
Girl Aspiring – Maureen Lee Maloney (09:19)
Scary LucySheila E. Schroeder (21:00)

8:00pm – Documentary Feature

The Right to Rest – Co-Directed by Sarah Megyesy & Guillermo Roqués (01:43:00)

Lineup subject to change!

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The Ninth Annual Colorado Independent Women of Film will take place Saturday May 11th, 2019 at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211), with screenings at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 a block or $20 for a full festival pass, and are available online or at the door. To learn more visit the CIWF website at www.ciwfdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.