Poster Archive

Movie posters have been at the forefront of cinematic advertisement as soon as one-reelers began showing in the small theaters along America’s Main Streets in the early 1900s. The bright illustrative designs of posters and lobby cards featured captivating titles and scenes, and beautifully characterized many of the first international motion picture celebrities. Every year from 2011-2014 the Denver Silent Film Festival held a contest for students enrolled in CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media. One winner is chosen from three finalists. That winner is awarded a $500 scholarship and the opportunity to see their work displayed around the city on materials promoting the festival, on the web, and for other displays. All three finalists’ posters are showcased at the festival.

2014 Poster Contest Finalists and Winner

2012 Poster Contest Finalists and Winner

2011 Poster Contest Finalists and Winner

EVENTS and SCREENINGS

The Thief of Bagdad

Friday Apr 24, 7:30 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

A Conversation with Richie Meyer

Saturday Apr 25, 12:00 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

Short films by D.W. Griffith

Saturday Apr 25, 1:30 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

Berlin, Symphony of a Great City and Menilmontant

Saturday Apr 25, 4:00 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

Bed and Sofa

Saturday Apr 25, 7:30 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

The Cheat

Saturday Apr 25, 9:30 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

A Program of Short Comedies

Sunday Apr 26, 11:00 am at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

The Birth of a Nation

Sunday Apr 26, 1:00 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, University of Denver

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Sunday Apr 26, 6:00 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

The Big Parade

Sunday Apr 26, 8:00 pm at Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall,University of Denver

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