Aspen Filmfest Sept. 25-29: Annual event focuses on independent films from all over the world. Check for an updated schedule at www.aspenfilm.org.
Backdoor Theater Fridays and Saturdays: The Backdoor Theater in Nederland is a nonprofit, 260-seat film venue that screens first-run, foreign and classic movies most Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Admission is only $6 for adults and $3 for kids, and concessions start at 50 cents. At Nederland Community Center, 740 Highway 72 North. Sign up at www.backdoortheater.org to get a weekly email schedule; movies often change at the last minute based on availability.
Bent Lens Cinema Boulder’s only GLBTQ film society presents screenings and other events around town. See www.bentlens.org for upcoming presentations.
Boedecker Theater “The Boe” is a plush, 60-seat art-house theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, outfitted with stadium seating and surround sound. It screens high-quality cinema, including indie films and live broadcasts of opera and ballet. Check the lineup at www.thedairy.org.
Boulder International Film Festival Tickets are on sale nowfor this annual festival, now in its 10th year. The 2014 dates are Feb. 13-16; check www.biff1.com for ticket and other information.
Boulder Public Library Cinema Program Free movie screenings take place most Monday and Thursday evenings in the library’s Canyon Theater, 1000 Canyon Blvd., usually at 6:30pm. Check for schedule updates at http://bplnow.boulderlibrary.org/event/movies.
Brighton Film Festival Oct. 4-5: BFF honors and promotes student, nonprofessional and professional film productions not exceeding 10 minutes in length, and all are family-friendly. www.brightonfilmfestival.com.
Changes in Latitude Travel Program Tuesdays: The Changes in Latitude Travel Store offers free travel films, slide shows and photo presentations at 7pm at 2525 Arapahoe Ave. A few events are listed below; find more at www.cil.com.
Sept. 10: India: A Kaleidoscope of Spirit
Sept. 24: Patagonia
Oct. 29: Moscow to St. Petersburg River Cruise
Chautauqua Silent Film Series Chautauqua’s popular Silent Film Series features oldies but goodies with live musical accompaniment by either Hank Troy on piano, the Mont Alto Orchestra or the Silent Cinema Trio. Check www.chautauqua.com for the schedule. 900 Baseline Road. 303-442-3282.
Documentary Cinema Institute DCI offers screenings, resources and workshops for filmmakers in the metro area. 303-444-1351; www.documentaryinstitute.org.
DocuWest Film Festival Sept. 11-15: Venues in Boulder and Golden play host to five days of screenings of feature, essay-length and short documentaries aimed at helping people better understand world issues. Check www.docuwestfest.com for updates.
Firehouse FIlms Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1: The FirehouseArt Center, 667 Fourth Ave. in Longmont, shows films at 7pm on first Fridays, with free beer and popcorn. Check the film lineup at www.firehouseart.org.
International Film Series This popular art-house film festival screens more than 100 films every academic year on the CU campus; check www.internationalfilmseries.com for the fall schedule, and sign up for weekly email updates. 303-492-1531.
LUNAFEST Nov. 7: LUNAFEST is a traveling, fundraising film festival that promotes awareness of women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities. This year, a series of nine shorts showcases women as leaders in society. At Boulder Theater, 2034 14th St. Info: www.lunafest.org. Tickets: www.bouldertheater.com.
Lyons Foreign Film Club 3rd Tuesdays: Film screenings are followed by informal discussions, and suggestions for future films are welcome. 7pm at the Lyons Depot Library, Fifth and Broadway. www.townoflyons.com.
Mile High Horror Film Festival Oct. 3-6: This unique festival showcases the very best independent horror films from around the world, and also holds other screenings throughout the year. Find the festival schedule and Denver venue information at www.milehighhorrorfestival.com.
Natural Transitions Film Festival Oct. 12-13: New festival screens end-of-life films of different genres and tones, on topics like green burial and after-death care, and also includes educational workshops and filmmaker panels. At eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St. Check for an updated schedule of events at www.naturaltransitions.org/nt-fest.
Ocean Film Festival Sept. 22: This one-day festival is part of “Making Waves in Colorado,” a symposium sponsored by the Colorado Ocean Coalition and the Colorado SCUBA Retailers’ Association, and co-sponsored by Boulder Magazine. On the CU campus; check www.coloradoocean.org for details.
Old Town Cinema OTC is a not-for-profit roving film series dedicated to providing innovative film programming in Louisville. Monthly “Film.Food.Fun” events pair movies with food at local restaurants. See www.oldtowncinema.org or check the group’s Facebook page.
Phipps IMAX Theater at Denver Museum of Nature and Science Movies shown in 3-D on the huge IMAX screen make the action and adventure seem even more realistic. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. 303-322-7009; www.dmns.org.
Reel Rock Film Tour Sept. 19-20: The annual REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to audiences around the globe. Boulder screenings are at Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road. www.reelrocktour.com; www.chautauqua.com.
Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series featuring films fromthe Emmy Award–winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” At the Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway; check www.rmpbs.org/cinema for the new fall schedule.
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Nov. 1-3: The world’s longest-running women’s film festival takes place in Colorado Springs and screens documentary, short and feature films. www.rmwfilmfest.org.
Starz FilmCenter Starz FilmCenter is a seven-screen independent movie house at the Tivoli Student Union of the Auraria Higher Education Center, Ninth Street and Auraria Parkway in Denver. Starz screens everything from first-run exclusives to art-house revivals. 303-595-3456; www.starz.org.
Trimedia Film Festival Sept. 7-9: TriMedia combines independent films, original theater performances and television pilots. Screenings are at venues in Fort Collins; check www.trimediafestival.org for details and the full schedule.