4th Annual

BolderLife Festival

October 13, 2014 to October 19, 2014

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1360 Sumac Ave
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 3038184645
Fax: 3034444335

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Feature Length Documentary
minimum 30 minutes
Feature Length Narrative
minimum 30 minutes
Feature Length Animated
minimum 30 minutes
Short Documentary
Any documentary work under 30 minutes in length
Short Narrative
Any Narrative work that is under 30 minutes in length
Short Animated
Any animated work under 30 minutes in length


BolderLife supports emotional education and growth by introduce difficult and taboo topics through film, theatre, and dance, then deepen the conversation with professional speakers and workshops that help audiences explore discomfort, cultivate mindfulness and live in courage. Our event brings community together to learn and grow both locally at our yearly event and internationally through our live-stream.


The BolderLife Festival (501c3) was founded for the purpose of creating a platform for filmmakers, artists, and educators who have delved into difficult questions and taboo topics, shed light on timely issues and desire to cultivate discussions and create a platform for growth, learning, and inspiration. It is our goal to empower our audiences to openly question paradigms and explore new ways of thinking, communicating, and living. Film and other artistic festivals are generally about entertainment, not personal growth. Yet art is one of the most powerful levers in bringing light into darkness.

To date, all of our programing has highlighted minority groups, taboo and/or closeted topics. Each film is accompanied by the filmmaker or partnered with community organizations whose expertise helps further the themes/ideas/conversation brought forth in the film. We do this to reduce “othering,” isolation and scapegoating of and for these topics.

In our fourth annual festival, we are thrilled to continue to share our mission with passionate filmmakers from all over the world.

An important subcomponent of BLF is the Student Program. Adolescence is a critical time and, for many, the quality of adult life can be greatly influenced by the tools learned in youth. The BLF Student Program is arts-based education focusing on social and emotional learning to enhance student engagement and life readiness. We host a selection of our programing for Colorado youth.


Erin Kelly (Artistic Director, Chair); Jobi Berger (Filmmaker Liaison ); Jobi Berger (Filmmaker Liaison); Jobi Berger (Filmmaker Liaison)


WE WILL EMAIL YOU WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSION. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your submission.

Films can be any genre or style and will be divided into seven categories, Feature Length Narrative, Feature Length Documentary, Feature Length Animated, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, and Short Animated, and the Bolder Minute.
Short films should be under 30 minutes in length. Anything above 30 minutes should be submitted as a feature.

Films can be submitted online. When mailing, send DVD with your WAB # clearly written on your submission copies and your shipping box.

APT. 208
DENVER, CO 80203

International: Films accepted for the festival can be submitted in the original language with English subtitles.


BolderLife Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless BolderLife Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.