Whether your work is sublime, beautiful, narrative, abstract, funny, terrifiying or just wonderfully weird; the Pueblo Film Fest invites artists to present films of all kinds to be screened for our inaugural event.

This year the fest is held in downtown Pueblo Colorado. Home of heroes, fire roasted chilies, and for three days April 26-28th, 2024 the best damn film fest we know how to present.

We intend to pull the curtain back on the Pueblo art scene and celebrate the full potential of filmmakers from all over the planet who create amazing experiences through endless hours of determined grit and shear love for storytelling.

Film Fests have one shot at an inaugural year and this is ours! So if you love what you make, enter it !

FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2024 -- Join us at the Blo Back Gallery at 7pm for the inaugural launch party! Experience the excitement of the Pueblo Film Fest, connect with fellow film enthusiasts, enjoy a live performance by Spyderland, film screenings by the Youth Documentary Academy, and get a sneak peek at what’s in store.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 2024 -- Beginning at 10am - Head over to the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center and enjoy multiple 2-hr blocks of short film screenings; in addition to exhibitors, vendors, and Food Trucks like Peppers & Co Pizza, The Rio Grind, & Chente’s!

RED CARPET AWARDS SHOW – at 7pm the whole Southern Colorado art & film community is invited to join us on the red carpet at the Arts Center to celebrate the amazing films submitted and discover the winners of the festival. The show will feature our talented host Sonny G as well as performances live by Jeremy Kitchen, & Underground Improv!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2024 -- At 10am return to the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center to screen Pueblo's own "MIRASOL" a documentary short by the Palmer Land Project featuring our Pueblo Chile Grower families. Also screen the FESTIVAL WINNERS and a never-before-seen TV Pilot from film & TV Stars Dennis Leoni & Tony Plana who will be live and in-person to do a talkback after the pilot. We will host several workshops from locals featuring Digital Distribution: How to get on Streaming Platforms & a workshop on Pitching Your Story and more!

Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Mini Short
Best Micro Short

Peoples Choice for Best Student Film
Peoples Choice for Best of PFF
Best Cinematography
Colorado Short Award
PFFs Filmmaker to Watch Award

Films must have been completed within the last 3 years

All genres are accepted with a maximum lenth of 40m including all titles

Multiple entries are accepted

Entry/Screening Fees are non-refundable

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  • Elizabeth Mihelich

    The first year of the Pueblo Film Festival was very exciting. A well run festival, held in a beautiful venue! I can't wait to see what the next few years bring! Submit now and become a part of this exciting new fest!

    May 2024
  • Jim Hall

    WOW! Highly recommend this festival. Absolutely blown away by the hospitality and vitality of Pueblo. Well thought out event with opportunities to connect with iconic film industry members in attendance. When they roll out the Red Carpet at the Pueblo Film Fest, they really ROLL iT OUT! Inaugural year presented like a 10th anniversary edition with attention to every detail that makes filmmakers feel at home. Support this festival with all your ART & HEART and SOUL!

    May 2024
  • John Jones

    Great First-time Festival! Lots of Fun!

    May 2024
  • Great Experience! Thank you for supporting Independent Film!
    Cheers!

    May 2024
  • I had the opportunity to be showcased at the inaugural Pueblo film festival and I must say they did an excellent job! The staff was very polite and responsive. They helped me plan out how to make the event wheelchair accessible for my wife and guests who needed it. The layout and format of the films was great. I got a chance to network with passionate independent filmmakers. I have to say overall, coming from Denver in a snowstorm.. it was completely worth it in every way. Great jobs folks!

    May 2024