The Lyons International Film Festival is the gateway to Colorado's filmmakers. Set in idyllic Lyons Colorado, it's now a must-stop on your way to the Rocky Mountain National Park just north of Denver and Boulder. The Lyons International Film Festival showcases many local Colorado independent films and films from abroad in categories ranging from, environmental documentaries, music documentaries, drama, fascinating people and outdoor recreational films. Get a better understanding of how such a task as creating a film from conception, to storyboarding, directing talent, directing a cohesive efficient film crew, costume design on a small to budget, editing or to getting distribution and getting it on the big screen is possible.

1 Audience Choice Award
1 Best Feature
1 Best Short
1 Best Documentary
1 Advocacy Award
1 International Short
1 International Doc
1 Cinematography
1 Best Director

Thanks so much for choosing to submit your film to our Festival. The Lyons Film Festival looks forward to watching your film and giving it an opportunity to screen in one of our many great venues.

We highly encourage you to submit ALL submission materials online through FilmFreeway. If online entry is not possible, please submit a Blu Ray or DVD and a file on a thumb drive.
Please do not include any promotional materials in your submission. We will collect high-resolution photographs of official selection films once they have been accepted into the Festival.

Film entries may be of any of the categories specified, from any country, and of any length. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. If the film is selected for the Festival, it is the responsibility of the filmmaker to provide the Lyons Film Festival with a exhibition copy.

If you chose to submit your film by mail you are responsible for all shipping charges and for any customs clearances and/or associated fees and taxes. Entry materials will not be returned unless specified. All filmmakers will be on our mailing list.

Jackie Brennan
Colorado Festival Productions
PO Box 1571
Lyons, Colorado 80540

Call jackie at 303-823-5519 or Melinda at 303-588-4995

We really appreciate you sending your work to us and giving us the opportunity to program it for our Festival. Obviously, films are the foundation of our festival, and we appreciate the vision, creativity, time, commitment, and money that went into your work. Thank you.

Overall Rating
  • Frank J Fazzio

    What a great festival to have our filmed screened. Jackie, Melinda and her staff of volunteers never disappoint. Thank you, and we look forward to many more upcoming festivals Jackie. Frank

    May 2023
  • They do a great job with this festival. This is an event that you will want to be in.

    May 2023
  • I loved this little festival. Great people. Great location. Thanks Jackie and company for putting together such a cool event. Winning two awards afterwards was a nice bonus! I will enter again.

    May 2022
  • Tom Parkin

    Fantastic film festival with a terrific staff and enthusiastic audience. I highly recommend!

    May 2022
  • Michael Bliss

    We loved our experience at the Lyons International Film Festival. As soon as we walked in we were greeted with kindness and big smiles. Fun venue with food and drinks and the entire team did an awesome job, I will definitely keep coming back even if I don’t have a film to submit. Thank you for supporting our film community! Keep it up Colorado Festival Productions.

    May 2022