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

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DocuWest Open Night

Wednesday May 11th come to the opening film for DocuWest, Colorado's top documentary film festival! REBEL CITIZEN is the acclaimed documentary by Pamela Yates on filmmaker Haskell Wexler, known for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST among other iconic films. Screened at the Berkshire International Film Festival and Vienalle, this feature film presents the filmmaking talents of a master and the humanity he uses to give audiences, more than just a visual experience. 
Joining the festival will be director Pamela Yates and New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee chair Kent Jones. Come join this incredible experience that DocuWest is proud to make their opening film. Tickets selling out fast!

Denver Video Production Company first to Produce Documentary for DirecTV

Z-Channel Films, a Denver film and video production company, has completed a feature documentary film for DirecTV. Z-Channel Films is the first production company that DirecTV chose to collaborate with as it ramps up its original documentary programming. Doug Gritzmacher and Steve Dorst, Z-Channel Films founders and producers, worked with Coupe Studios in Boulder on the post-production sound design. 

The film, “Jobs for G.I.s,” documents the struggles vets face finding a job when they separate from the military. Set in Los Angeles, which has the largest veteran population in the country, the film follows the journeys of five vets - one each from the Army, Marines, Navy, and two from the Air Force - as they try to overcome unique obstacles and launch new careers in the civilian world.

The film was shot entirely in the 4K format. It is airing on DirecTV’s Audience Network and will be available on via it’s on-demand “4K Showcase.” 

Janicek Media is HIRING!

As we head into year 5 of our Xfinity Latino weekly series for Comcast, we are growing to a point where we have some additional opportunities for the right candidates.  JMC is a fun place to work with lots of opportunity for creativity and laughter.   We plan to fill these positions in the next 3 weeks, so don't delay when responding.

Production Assistant (Full Time):  Here is your opportunity to put your production degree to good use. We have an immediate opening for a full-time (40+ hours per week) bi-lingual production assistant. Spectacular attitude and no task to big or too small work ethic.   Duties include set-up/tear-down for shoots, rental returns, media management, general office organization, running teleprompter.  A solid understanding of computers, word processing required and ability to lift 40lbs.  TV production and editing experience preferred.  Must have own car and insurance.

Editor+ (Part Time Contractor):  This person must be bi-lingaul (sp/english).  Adobe CC2015, Premiere and FCP a must.  On set TV Production Experience a +.   Ideal candidate will have 5 years TV series, network or news experience, references and reel.

Interested applicants:  Please touch base with  -or- 

StudioStars - Featured in the Denver Post

We hope you enjoy this artical about Olde Town Arvada new Recording and Video Production Studio.



The CFVA and SAG-AFTRA are hosting a Benefit for CINEMA.

CINEMA is a non-profit lobbying and advocacy organization formed expressly for the purpose of lobbying legislation for media production incentives and to encourage state-wide support of the industry.

A $10 donation at the door will get you light refreshments, beer, wine and live entertainment! There may even be some prizes to be given away. All proceeds will go to support CINEMA. See everyone there!


Wednesday, March 16th 2016
Starts @ 7:00 PM

at The Lot @ RiNo
3435 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

The Benefit will be upstairs in the recording studio. There is parking in the adjacent parking lot.











CFVA Members!



Monday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
On-line voting for CFVA Board of Directors

Read About All of Our Candiates in Detail: Click Here


Attention CFVA Members!

Please note the following events coming up in February. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7pm at Will Call in RiNo
Join us for our first quarter Schmoozer and meet the people running for the CFVA Board of Directors 


Click Name for more info....

Johnny    “JJ”    Johnson

Randy Brown

Tim Cissell

Jared Petsche 

________________ Please Submit Today!!!


Monday, Feb. 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
On-line voting for CFVA Board of Directors

Please “Like” and follow us on FACEBOOK, follow us on TWITTER at @CFVA1 and include us in your conversations and help us spread the word with #CFVA.

Please post info about projects, productions and accomplishments on our Facebook page; we like to see what you are up to.  If you are producing a short or feature length narrative or doc (in Colorado) please let Tammy Brislin know - I would like to spotlight any CFVA members who have a project in production for the monthly newsletter.


The 2015 CFVA Holiday Party is here! 


Tuesday, December 8th 6P-9P

@ Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Please join us and the CO film/video community in the Merchantile Room for appetizers and cocktails to celebrate another wonderful year.

Event is free for members
Non Members: $25 (price includes food and one drink ticket)

 This year we're offering a "Gift Tree Grab Bag" for those who want to participate; cost is $20. You will choose an ornament and win a prize associated with that ornament. Check the website daily to see what gifts you could get! 

We look forward to seeing you all there.






CFVA 2015 State of the State

CFVA 2015 State of the State

October 14th @ 7P

Sie FilmCenter


Join your Colorado colleagues in our annual State of the State event!

You will not only learn where we are and where we are going, but you will also thave the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion on how industry professionals are successfully living and working in Colorado.

Reception with light refreshments follows the Panel Discussion. 

Hope to see you there!
If you cannot make the event, please tune into the livestream.....

Producing for the Media Marketplace

Producing for the Media Marketplace
The right tools, the right guidance -- your stories

Colorado is filled with people who want to make movies, TV shows, and web series. They have stories they love and know others will love them, too -- but they don't know how to move forward.

It's never been a better time to embrace your inner producer. 

Producing for the Media Marketplace is a one-of-a-kind, intensive 6-week class that will provide the step-by-step guidance to make your media production a reality. This is a specialized mentorship opportunity directed at developing your story into a project that will be competitive in the marketplace. Each week we'll cover a new business aspect in detail and then apply it to your project. We'll work together until you walk out the door with a production book ready for execution -- and you feel like a producer!  

Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 2015, 1 - 4 PM
Eloise May Library, 4172 S. Parker Rd., Denver
Taught by: Art Thomas, Trai Cartwright
Fee: $575

Capped at 8 filmmakers - 5 slots left.
Pay and Register Here: