The Flatirons Food Film Festival ( 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. In 2021, the Festival on January 28-February 5th will be virtual.

"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"

The prizes for the winning student film are a screening at our festival and $250. The second and third-place films will also screen at our festival. We will announce all winners through our digital media.

You must submit via FilmFreeway.

Short narrative and 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.

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


Filmmakers must be high school of undergraduate students attending an accredited university or college in the state of Colorado. Or, they can be college students from Colorado attending an accredited university or college in a different state.

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. Filmmakers must submit them through FilmFreeway.

Student filmmakers must submit a digital copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying the entrant’s enrollment to

Overall Rating
  • Leilani Osmundson

    A great festival for all! Thank you for choosing my film as one of the student short film winners. The variety of films were fantastic and as a student, I learned so much just from attending the short films screening.

    October 2019