Mission & Vision
The Denver Silent Film Festival was established in September of 2010 in collaboration with the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Arts & Media. The Denver Silent Film Festival presents a broad spectrum of silent film by programming a lively and thought-provoking mix of educational and entertaining films. American and foreign classics, as well as lesser-known rare and restored films will be presented in 35mm. The 2nd Annual Denver Silent Film Festival (DSFF) will be held on September 21, 22, and 23, 2012.
The Denver Silent Film Festival is a project of the College of Arts & Media of the University of Colorado Denver dedicated to celebrate and increase appreciation of silent film from all over the world through its annual three-day festival in September as well as community outreach programs.
In the silent era, filmmakers first invented a new art form, and then created a startling range of beloved masterpieces, which form the foundation for the cinema of today. Understanding and appreciating silent film is crucial to the education of contemporary filmmakers. Faculty and staff of the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Arts and Media (CAM) are dedicated to integrating unique, entertaining, high-quality educational programs for CU students and Festival attendees.