The Flatirons Food Film Festival (Oct. 11-14, is an annual multi-day film festival intended to bring together those interested in eating, food culture, and food issues. It screens a mix of US and international feature and documentary films that address a wide range of food-related topics and issues. It also presents film-related culinary and social events like tastings and receptions, engages expert speakers for every film, presents panel discussions, and brings distinguished visiting speakers to enhance the educational and convivial aspects of the films.

"The Flatirons Film Festival is a wonderful film festival in beautiful Boulder. Great food and great Q and A with film lovers." --Anthony Lucero, filmmaker, "East Side Sushi"

"The Flatirons Food Film Festival was a great experience for filmmakers. The audience and all the staff were incredibly enthusiastic and supportive. The weekend was full of delicious and interesting events all taking place in the heart of Boulder and in the shadow of the beautiful Flatiron mountains." --Elizabeth Federici, filmmaker, "James Beard: America's First Foodie"

We are inaugurating a Colorado student short food film contest in 2018 for high school and undergraduate college students. The prizes for the winning film are a screening at our festival, festival t-shirt, and $100.

You must submit via FilmFreeway.

Short and feature-length narrative or documentary films are welcome. The films can be live action or animated.

The film must showcase a food-related topic or have food as a significant part of the narrative.

The film must be in spoken or subtitled English.

There is no limit to the number of films that you can submit though each film will require an entry fee.

Once an entry payment has been received, we cannot provide a refund.

Feature films must be at least a Colorado premiere.

Films that have been submitted to the Festival in previous years are eligible to be resubmitted


Filmmakers must be undergraduate students attending an accredited university or college in the state of Colorado.

Films must be 10 minutes or less in spoken or subtitled English. Short and feature-length narrative or documentary films are welcome. The films can be live action or animated.

Entry fees for student short submissions will be waived upon receipt by the Festival of a scanned copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying the entrant’s enrollment. Send scanned file before submission to and we will send you a waiver code.