7th Annual

Intendence Film Festival

June 24, 2016 to June 25, 2016

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18704 E Linvale Pl
Aurora CO 80013
Phone: 720-434-0761

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature and Colorado Filmmaker-Feature.
45 to 120 min
Documentary or Colorado Filmmaker-Documentary
45 to 120 minutes
Short theatrical films including Colorado Filmmaker-Short.
Up to 44 minutes
Student/Young Filmmaker
A young filmmaker is anyone under 23 as of April 25, 2016.
Under 45 Minutes
For animated films - any length up to 120 minutes.
Music Video
Music Video - up to 20 min.
Webisodes are audiovisual works to be distributed via the Internet. Up to 44 minutes.
SF & Horror
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Up to 120 minutes.
Your call on this one.
Up to 120 minutes


Our Mission:
Provide an inclusive film event that features the world-class talents of members of the Colorado film industry while acknowledging good filmmaking wherever it originates, thereby continuing to raise the bar. We also endeavor to support, encourage and recognize emerging young filmmakers.

Our Purpose: (From the Bylaws)
a. To help promote the art of filmmaking to the residents residing in the State of Colorado.
b. To conduct activities to achieve charitable and educational bjectives within the State of Colorado, including: providing services such as film festivals, student outreach, workshops, showcases and lectures, and community education regarding the film industry in Colorado.
c. In fulfilling this purpose, the Intendence Film Festival supports or conducts such other or further activities that may be desirable to promote the arts and to do and engage in any lawful activities that further or are consistent with the preceding objects and purposes of the Intendence Film Festival.
The Intendence Film Festival Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Held the last weekend in June, when Colorado’s natural wonders are “just showin’ off,” the Intendence Film Festival provides a full schedule of film showings, pertinent (or maybe impertinent) workshops, and industry panel discussions. This is a wonderful opportunity for both persons new to filmmaking and those with years of experience to get together and create new synergies.

This will be our seventh annual festival and third year in the Open Media Foundation's Denver Open Media facilities, which include two working community television studios. At DOM, we have been able to live broadcast Opening Night Red Carpet activities and nightly Q&A sessions that included all of that day's attending filmmakers, on both Channel 57 and via DOM's website. As in past years, screenings will run through Saturday night, followed by an awards brunch Sunday late morning.

After the festival, you can extend your stay to partake in all that Denver and Colorado have to offer--such as the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, held during the July 4th holiday weekend. You can also explore the wondrous Rocky Mountains--literally in our own backyards.


Casey Elliott; Melanie Gladden; Robert Webb (ExecutiveDirector)


The Intendence Film Festival (IFF)

Feature: (45 to 120 minutes)
Short: (up to 44 minutes)
Documentary: (45 to 120 minutes)
Documentary - Short: (up to 44 minutes)
Student/Young Filmmaker*: (Any length)
Animation: (Any length)
Music Video: (2 to 21 minutes)
Webisode: (up to 45 minutes)
SF & Horror: (4 to 120 minutes)
Art-Experimental: (up to 120 minutes)
* You must be under 23 as of May 20, 2015
** You must reside in Colorado or have produced the film in Colorado


- Register and qualify your project via WAB (including payment).
- Once you have completed the WAB inputs and qualified your submittal, you will get a tracking I.D. Be sure to put this tracking I.D. on ALL material sent directly to the IFF, container, envelope and disk or digital source. Recommend file names include tracking number.
- WAB will identify items that need to be sent directly to Intendence and will provide the shipping address and instructions.

SECOND STEP: Direct to the IFF
- Either 1) two copies of the submission (to the address provided) on DVD or Blu-Ray, 2) electronic file (.mov or mp4) via internet or on media through the mail, or 3) via WAB upload.*
- A digital photo that represent the films (to the email provided or via upload). This meets the requirement for a press kit.**
- Any additional press information and/or photo stills you'd like to provide (via mail or email)

* Submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped mailer..
** The photo should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and maximum of 600 dpi. The size should not exceed 3" x 3".

THIRD STEP: Acknowledgement of Entry
Once you have completed both the WAB and IFF submissions, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of entry.

- Submissions must meet ALL eligibility and submission requirements to be considered for the IFF.
- Once your film is accepted by IFF and entered into our film guide, there will be no cancellation of screenings!
- No monies will be returned for any reason.
- Finalists will be selected based on judging criteria and festival philosophy.


The submitter grants to the Intendence Film Festival (IFF) the right to utilize excerpts from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The submitter hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The submitter retains copyrights to its submissions. It grants to the IFF and its assignees and affiliates a royalty-free license to share the submissions, such rights granted from the time of the submission through the duration of the IFF and two years thereafter.
The submitter indemnifies and holds harmless the IFF, its directors, and its sponsors, 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.