The Colorado Film Awards

Each year, the Colorado International Film Festival recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Colorado Film Awards.

The Awards Committee awards deserving films and screenplays in the following categories: Feature Film, Documentary Film, Short Film, Animation, Student Film, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, Direction, Music Video, First-Time Director, Cinematography, Experimental Films, Editing, and Acting.

In addition, Special Jury Prizes and prizes from our sponsors will be awarded to several standout films and screenplays at the discretion of the Jury.

Prize List

Grand Jury Prize
Special Jury Prize
Jury Prize
Colorado Film Award - Platinum
Colorado Film Award - Gold
Colorado Film Award - Silver
Colorado Film Award - Bronze
Dramatic Directing
Documentary Directing
Short Form Directing
Cinematography Award
Film Editing Award
Screenwriting Award - Short Form
Screenwriting Award - Feature
Documentary Film Editing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Music Video Award
First-Time Directing Award
Best Experimental Film
Student Film Award
Short Film Award
Best Animation

Feature and Short Screenplay Competitions

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
4th Place
5th Place
Colorado Film Award - Platinum
Colorado Film Award - Gold
Colorado Film Award - Silver
Colorado Film Award - Bronze
Official Finalists
Honorable Mentions