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Welcome to the Colorado Film & Video Association

The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) serves Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development and livelihood.

Current News

Janicek Media is expanding and looking for a strong Adobe Creative Cloud Editor (Bi-lingual candidate is best but will consider others)

We're looking for a part time editor who can fit into our production schedule for our Xfinity Latino interactive program we produce and deliver weekly to 22 million homes nationwide.   Our productions are expanding on several new platforms.  

Please contact: jim@janicekmedia.com

The ideal Editor candidate will:

Have 5+ years experience in either broadcast programming or promotion editing and story telling.

Have strong demo reel, indepth skills with Adobe AE, PR, PS and MacOsX platforms.

Be available on a set production schedule with our team in our custom edit bays at the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, CO.  Typical 9am start for 25+ hrs per week. 

Will function as a contracted idependent for the term of the project. (which is on going for several years)

Enjoy working with our team under pressure to deliver the production every week on time. 

Be a good problem solver when late changes and technical errors happen.

Report directly to two highly experienced Show Producers.

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual CFVA SWAP MEET

The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) invites everyone to the 2nd Annual CFVA Swap Meet. This year's event is being held at Denver Studios (formerly Colorado Studio) in Stapleton, from 11A-4P.

The event is free, and open to everyone. The CFVA will be providing food and beverages for the afternoon. Come share an afternoon with fellow filmmakers and members our our filmmaking community. We encourage the everyone to reserve a table and bring all of the gear you would like to swap/sell. Last year we had everything from computers, to lenses, to camera accessories, and even vintage pieces. Let's see what great deals we can make this year!

CFVA members can reserve a space for free, and non-members can reserve one for $25. Additional tables are available for $12.

To reserve a space, please fill out this form: REGISTRATION FORM

The reservation deadline is MAY 29.

Any additional questions may be addressed to CFVA Events Chair, Kristy King at: events@CFVA.com. We hope to see many of you can come out and participate in this fantastic community event.

 

 

 

Teen Screenwriting Summer Camp!

Colorado's Only Teen Screenwriting Summer Camp!

Teen-tested and teen-approved Explorati Teen Writers Boot Camp has partnered with the Arapahoe Library in South Denver for some serious fun! Writers ages 13-18 will learn to translate the pictures in their heads into screenplays using real-world script format and craft techniques, and learn how visual storytelling and dialogue powers movies. Taught by Trai Cartwright, former Hollywood filmmaker and Colorado Film School professor, teens will start their own feature or finish a short film. Fiction tracks also available for middle school and high school. 

Screenwriting: July 6 – 9, 9AM - 3PM

Cost:  $275

Register:  www.exploratiteens.com

 

VOICES Salon Series I: Filmmaker Focus - Producing Women

VOICES Salon Series I: Filmmaker Focus - Producing Women

75 Minute Running Time

Saturday, March 21st, 2:00pm


Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

USA, 2014, 95 Minute Running Time

One Night Only! Friday, March 20th at 7pm.

Hal Holbrook and producer Laura D. Smith in-person!

Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in twenty countries, behind the Iron Curtain, and before five U.S. Presidents. This documentary celebrates the sixtieth consecutive year of 89 year old Holbrook’s one-man masterpiece. Glimpses of the show intercut with his performance rituals, and features interviews with Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Cherry Jones, and a host of others. Filmed in classic black and white, director Scott Teems seamlessly shifts among different time periods, capturing the honest intimacies of one American legend portraying another – a man living an American odyssey.

DIRECTOR: Scott Teems

 

You can get tickets here

CFVA Elects New Board of Directors

DENVER – February 27, 2015 -   The Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA), the professional organization which serves Colorado’s visual media industry, announced today it’s newly elected board-members: Tammy Brislin, Jim Brennan, Eileen O'Brien, Kyle Woodiel, Cassie Carter, and Kerry Gleason. CFVA also welcomes back Julie Crane & Steve Replin for their final board terms. Each of these individuals brings valuable work experience to the Board and enthusiasm to grow the community in the rapidly expanding industry here in Colorado.

 

“This year we were proud to roll out online voting which allowed members all over the state to have voices heard. The voter turnout was the highest we have seen in many years.” said Jared Petsche, President of CFVA.

 

The Colorado Film & Video Association is a professional trade organization representing over 500 Members across the state of Colorado. The CFVA advocates and promotes Colorado’s visual media industry in order to further local industry development, livelihood, and economic impact for the state.

2015 CFVA Board Member Candidates

No organization can function without strong leadership, and we’re no different. Thanks to these volunteers, we are able to offer resources that help the Colorado Film and Video Association keep you and your contemporaries carving a path to success.

Jim Brennen:

Jim BrennenMy name is Jim Brennan and I am interested in running for the Board of the CFVA. I am a current member of the CFVA and an active participant in both the indie film and commercial worlds in Colorado.

I am a member of IATSE 7 as a boom operator, working for the past few years on national and local spots including Honda, Kia, American Express, Village Inn, Papa John’s, Wal Mart and ANGA.

In the indie world I am a producer, having helped produce three feature films in the past five years, the most recent of which is the award winning An American Terror. I am currently working in an active partnership with Los Angeles based producers as well as the Colorado Office of Film Television and Media to bring moderate sized productions to Colorado.

I am also a working screenwriter and partner in the Rumblepack Commercial Creative Group.

Outside the production world, I have served on numerous boards and committees on both the state and local level, including the Colorado Interagency Coordinating Council, the Board of Directors for Adam’s Camp, the Family Support Council for Developmental Pathways, and the Colorado Department of Education Challenge Grant Committee.


Board of Director Elections

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The CFVA is currently recruiting for candidates for the 2015 Board of Director elections.

 

Want to learn more about being a CFVA board member?!  Join the current CFVA board of directors and learn more about time commitment, committee’s and more.

 

CFVA Board Candidate Mixer

Wednesday, February 18th

7:30 - 9:00pm

@

WILL CALL DENVER

3043 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

 

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CFVA Board Elections

Wednesday, February 25th

6:30 - 8:30pm

@

LOLA MEXICAN FISH HOUSE

1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211

 

Interested candidates should send their headshot, biography and

letter of intent to events@cfva.com by Sunday, Feb. 22nd. 

 

Questions? Please contact Kristy King, CFVA Events Chair, at events@cfva.com.

First Trailer for "Fast & Furious 7".

Here we go...the first trailer for "Fast & Furious 7". Almost the entire first half of the trailer - the stunts and exteriors - were filmed on Pikes Peak and around Monarch Pass here in Colorado (all of the actors were filmed on stages elsewhere).
The big chase goes _much_ longer....so there's more to see. It's great to see a month-and-a-half worth's of work in more finished form.

 

Colorado-Made Movie 'Wrong Side Up' to Screen at This Year's Starz Film Festival

The Colorado produced short film, Wrong Side Up, is part of the Adversity Colorado Shorts film series in the STARZ Denver Film Festival at UA Pavilions, November 15th and 20th. You can RSVP here.

Here's what you're in for:
The Dust Bowl was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. For Colorado, it transformed the landscape and Coloradan people with a decade long drought. Wrong Side Up is a short film about Mac, a twelve-year-old boy whose fate is determined by his father's departure and the impending Dust Bowl as he is forced to care for his family and their farm.

Wrong Side Up was shot at historic locations all over Colorado by Coloradan filmmakers and historians. Denver production company Crooked Lake Productions worked with History Colorado, the Colorado Film and Video Association as well as the cities of Como, Campo, Englewood and Denver to shoot this film.

 

As seen on the Denver Egotist