Festival FAQs

When is SeriesFest: Season 9?

May 5-10, 2023

When will the SeriesFest lineup-up be released?

The full SeriesFest: Season 9 line-up will be released April 10.

What is included in SeriesFest: Season 9?

SeriesFest: Season 9 will include a wide array of programs including: in-competition independent pilot screenings, innovation talks, our SeriesFest Night of Comedy with Headliner Chelsea Handler, Joel McHale, Jay Pharoah & Adam Ray at Red Rocks, panels, workshops, a live read, network events, and exciting and unique parties.

Where are the festival programs taking place?

SeriesFest: Season 9 will be taking place in person in Denver, CO at the Sie FilmCenter, Hotel Clio, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and other venues throughout the city.

Are the festival venues accessible?

  • All festival theaters and venues are wheelchair accessible
  • Each Sie FilmCenter theater is wheelchair accessible and has companion seats
  • Wheelchair accessible parking is available in the Sie FilmCenter parking garage. The parking garage elevator if taken to the lower level opens into the Sie FilmCenter. This elevator is also accessible from the courtyard level.
  • Enhanced Assistive Listening Devices are available at the Sie FilmCenter through the box office
  • Enhanced Assistive Listening Devices are available at Red Rocks through guest services
  • If you have questions about festival accessibility, please email 

How do I purchase and use a pass?

A festival pass is the best option to explore the breadth of the festival and immerse in all the incredible programs that have been curated just for you. With a pass, you will be able to engage with the programs (according to your pass type) in which you are interested.

Please visit our pass page to determine the right experience for you.

To purchase a pass go HERE.

How do I pick up my pass?

Badge pick up is in the Sie FilmCenter Complex – 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO, 80206

Pick up hours:
Thursday, May 4 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Friday, May 5 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6 – 11:00am -7:00pm
Sunday, May 7 – 11:00am – 7:00pm

To avoid lines, early arrival on Friday and Saturday is recommended.

If you are unable to pick up your credentials during these times your badge may be picked up beginning 30 minutes prior to the first screening daily at the Sie FilmCenter Info Desk.


How do I purchase and use tickets?

Individual tickets are $15 and are available April 13 (discounts available for seniors, students, and Denver Film members). When you purchase a ticket, your confirmation email will include information about program specifics and a code for you to present in order to enter the theater. This code may also be printed out.

Certain programs will have limited quantities of individual tickets available. Early purchase is recommended.

Before purchasing tickets, please be sure there are no venue or timing conflicts

During the Festival, ticketing will be available onsite at the Sie FilmCenter one hour in advance of the first program daily.

How can I buy Red Rocks tickets for the SeriesFest Night of Comedy on May 10?

Tickets for the SeriesFest Night of Comedy with Headliner Chelsea Handler plus Jay Pharoah & Adam Ray are available through the purchase of a SeriesFest pass (excepting Sie FilmCenter Passes) or through AXS tickets at: HERE

Can I get into a sold out show?

If a screening’s allotment of advance tickets has sold out, there may be stand-by tickets available. Lines begin at the venue’s box office one hour prior to the screening time; those in the stand-by line will be let in just prior to the screening on a space-available basis.

Is there parking available at the Sie FilmCenter?

While a gated lot, the Sie FilmCenter garage is free to festival attendees. Bring your parking ticket to the theater box office for a validation sticker.

The parking garage is accessible from both Columbine and Elizabeth Streets between Colfax and 14th.

How do I vote for the Audience Awards?

Once you have watched an eligible program, you will be sent an online ballot from your Eventive account. You may vote immediately or opt to do so at another point during the festival. You may vote ONCE on all the programs you have viewed. All voting must be complete by 12pm on Tuesday, May 9.

We encourage you to vote for all your eligible programs as a means of acknowledging the efforts of our creators and supporting their work.

How do I access parties?

Only SeriesFest: Season 9 passholders (excepting the Sie FilmCenter Pass) will have access to SeriesFest parties. You should consider buying a pass!

What’s the fine print?

  • Review the programs you wish to attend and ensure there are no time conflicts.
  • All scheduled programs are in Mountain Standard Time.
  • Programs will have a set capacity. Admission via a pass is available on a first come, first serve basis. A pass (excepting the Champion Pass) does not guarantee entrance to programs.
  • All non-English language content will be shown in the original language with English subtitles.
  • Presentations do not carry an MPAA rating.
  • The festival schedule and guests are subject to change. Our website and social media platforms will have the most up-to-date information.
  • Attendees must be in seats 10 minutes prior to program start time. There is no late seating.
  • Recording devices are not permitted in the theaters.
  • All bags are subject to inspection.
  • Auditoriums must be cleared between screenings.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges.

Is SeriesFest accepting submissions?

SeriesFest: Season 10 submissions will open in the Fall of 2023, so make sure to sign up for the newsletter HERE for upcoming  announcements.

What are the SeriesFest Covid protocols? 

At the moment, we do not have any specific covid protocols.

Given the ever changing nature of the covid landscape, SeriesFest may choose to introduce guidelines as applicable laws and guidance change, and as business needs dictate.
We encourage individual attendees to wear masks and take other precautions they feel appropriate to protect their individual well-being.

Does SeriesFest need volunteers?

We appreciate your interest and would love your support May 5—10. Please reach out to seth@denverfilm.org

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