The Horsetooth International Film Festival is a three day regional, multi-town, multi-venue event designed for creatives, artists, and film lovers alike.
Inspiration for the festival is built around the desire to introduce Northern Colorado as a revered international destination where creativity, diversity, and progressive thought are developed and celebrated through the art of filmmaking and other forms of creative expression.
The main event will be hosted at the historic Rialto Theatre in Downtown Loveland. Focus of the inaugural festival is to further elevate and unite a growing local film scene by inviting international contributors to interact with the local filmmaking community for a full day of film screenings, creativity, and celebration.
The event will feature several film categories, live musical performances, and art installations by local talent. There will also be a featured musical artist to close out the festival in addition to an awards ceremony for the filmmakers.
Detail on film categories, day of event schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the website below.
All-Festival Pass – $45
September 6th, 7th, & 8th
The All-Festival Pass for HIFF is definitely the way to go for festival goers and cinephiles alike, granting you full access to entertainment during all three days of the festival, September 6-8th. Ticket price includes the Black Tie Kick-off Gala & “Another Dimension” AR/VR/360 Film Category at The Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, all Short Film Category screenings at the Historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, our “One World” Feature Film presentation, Awards Ceremony, and several musical performances including a closing concert after the Awards Ceremony with Special Guest (TBA August 1st), and our Sunday afternoon “I Want My MTV Back” Music Video Event to close out our Inaugural Year at The Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins. All for $45 as our way of saying thank you for showing your incredible and ongoing support. What a deal!
VIP All-Festival Pass – $95
September 6th, 7th, & 8th
For a truly insider experience at HIFF in our Inaugural Year, you’ll want to take advantage of our All-Festival VIP Pass. For a first-year bargain priced at $95, you get all the perks included in the All-Festival Pass, PLUS a private VIP Dinner (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) with a special musical performance on September 7th in The Rialto Room before our Featured Event. That’s not all; VIP’s get special access to unique “Meet & Greet” opportunities with filmmakers, musicians, celebs, and special guests of HIFF. Last but not least – as a VIP, you’ll get priority seating at all showings.
September 6th Passes – Friday
Museum of Discovery, Fort Collins, CO
Kick-Off Gala Only at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery- $20
September 6th – doors open at 6:30 p.m., close at 10:30 p.m.
We wanted to kick-off HIFF in style, so for our first-ever festival event, we’re throwing a
red-carpet, Black Tie Gala at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. This is a special night showcasing the Future of Film where we’ll screen AR and VR films in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. But that’s not all! You’ll have a unique opportunity to socialize with the Filmmakers, Contributors, and many Sponsors of the Film Festival, take photos on the red carpet, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, music from a very talented local DJ, enjoy spectacular rooftop views of Northern Colorado, and you’ll even have access to the museum after hours! So, come dress-up with us, celebrate NoCo’s awesome new Film Festival, and let’s enjoy some innovative films!
September 7th Passes – Saturday
The Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO
Short Film Categories at The Rialto Theater – $5 each
Each Short Film Category showing is 1 hour in length
September 7th – Doors Open at 1 p.m. for the 1st Short Film Category
Saturday is our biggest day of film screenings at The Rialto Theater! If you won’t be picking up an All-Day Main Event Pass or an All-Festival Pass, we are selling tickets to each of the individual Short Film Categories. This will allow you to check out some of our Short Film Nominations at a very low cost if that’s all you have time for! If you decide you want to stay for the rest of the festival, you will have an opportunity to trade your ticket in for a discount on an All-Day or All-Festival Pass.
1st Screening at 2 p.m. – Colorado Short Film Category – $5 (1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)
2nd Screening at 3 p.m. - National Short Film Category – $5 (1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)
3rd Screening at 4 p.m. – International Short Film Category – $5 ((1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)
4th Screening at 5 p.m. - International Waivers Short Film Category – $5 (1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)