SeriesFest Season 3 | Denver Film Society

SeriesFest Season 3

Overview

SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. At a time when entertainment is expanding and evolving across multiple platforms, the need for a diverse range of programming is greater than ever. As trailblazers in independent content development, we aim to create a global marketplace for episodic storytelling.

The annual SeriesFest takes place in Denver, Colorado – the birthplace of cable television. SeriesFest brings together industry luminaries, emerging artists, and passionate audiences to advance compelling and creative content as well as celebrating television history and engaging in meaningful dialogue.

SeriesFest is a nucleus of inspiration, innovation and excitement!

Films in Program...

SeriesFest Late Night Competition

SeriesFest Late Night Competition

Wednesday, June 28th, 7:30pm

124 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 1

SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 1

Thursday, June 29th, 9:00pm. Saturday, July 1st, 11:45am.

72 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 2

SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 2

Thursday, June 29th, 5:00pm. Friday, June 30th, 9:15pm.

91 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 3

SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 3

Thursday June 29th, 2:45pm. Friday, June 30th, 10:30pm

70 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 4

SeriesFest IPC Comedy Block 4

Friday, June 30th, 4:00pm. Saturday, July 1st, 8:00pm

80 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 1

SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 1

Thursday, June 29th, 2:30pm. Friday, June 30th, 6:45pm

82 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 2

SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 2

Thursday, June 29th, 6:00pm. Saturday, July 1st, 9:30pm

97 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 3

SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 3

Thursday, June 29th, 10:00pm. Saturday, July 1st, 1:45pm

80 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 4

SeriesFest IPC Drama Block 4

Friday, June 30th, 12:00pm. Saturday, July 1st, 4:00pm

73 Min
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SeriesFest IPC Unscripted Block 1

SeriesFest IPC Unscripted Block 1

Friday, June 30th, 4:15pm. Saturday, July 1st, 4:15pm

87 Min
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SeriesFest Alumni Section: Doomsday: Episode 1 & 2 (World Premiere)

SeriesFest Alumni Section: Doomsday: Episode 1 & 2 (World Premiere)

Saturday, July 1st, 6:45pm Q&A with Sonja O’Hara, Dan McBride, Karin Agstam & Vincent Petrosini Doomsday is an award-winning original series that follows the daily lives of the residents of a matriarchal millennial cult and explores the gray area where youthful idealism evolves into

52 Min
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SeriesFest Alumni Section: Dropping the Soap

SeriesFest Alumni Section: Dropping the Soap

Thursday, June 29th, 11:30am Q&A with Nino Mancuso The bubble is about to burst for the cast and crew of the long-running (awful) soap-opera Collided Lives when new Executive Producer Olivia Vanderstein (played by the always brilliant Emmy Award-winner Jane Lynch) shows up.

95 Min
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SeriesFest Alumni Section: Horizon

SeriesFest Alumni Section: Horizon

Wednesday, June 28th, 12:00pm Skype with Paul Dudbridge and Simon Pearce The lives of five people are forever changed when a mysterious alien ship appears on the skyline over Bristol, England, its intentions unclear.

United Kingdom 83 Min
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SeriesFest Alumni Section: New Mommies and Nunsense

SeriesFest Alumni Section: New Mommies and Nunsense

Thursday, June 29th, 12:15pm New Mommies (Pilot Premiere) Creators: Micah Cohen, Matthew Mullen Cast: Micah Cohen, Jackson McQueen USA, 26m Q&A with Matthew Mullen From the creators of :30 Second Somebodies, which premiered at last year’s festival, c

55 Min
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SeriesFest Closing Night: NBC’s The Brave (World Premiere)

SeriesFest Closing Night: NBC’s The Brave (World Premiere)

Saturday, July 1, 8:30pm, The Cable Center. Q&A with Cast Members Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Tate Ellington, Hadi Tabbal, Noah Mills, Sofia Pernas and Creator Dean Georgaris, Moderated by Krista Smith (West Coast Executive Editor, Vanity Fair)

42 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Shorts Competition Block 1

SeriesFest Digital Shorts Competition Block 1

Wednesday, June 28th, 1:30pm.

63 Min
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SeriesFest Digital Shorts Competition Block 2

SeriesFest Digital Shorts Competition Block 2

Wednesday, June 28th, 5:30pm.

60 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: Dumb

SeriesFest International Spotlight: Dumb

Saturday, July 1st, 6:30pm Dumb is a crime drama centered around Shari, a frustrated and stoned 30-year-old actress who gets the role of a lifetime, going undercover as a student in high school trying to help her ex-boyfriend who was arrested for drug dealing. However, blinded by love

Israel 90 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: Farang

SeriesFest International Spotlight: Farang

Wednesday, June 28th, 8:00pm Farang is an action-packed international thriller that explores the complicated ties that bind a father with his daughter, and features a stellar cast including Ola Rapace (Skyfall, Section Zero, Wallander, Together), Louise Nyvall (Girls Lost) and

Sweden 90 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: Maximilian and de Bourgogne

SeriesFest International Spotlight: Maximilian and de Bourgogne

Saturday, July 1st, 11:00am Known as ‘The Last Knight’ for his bravery and battle skills, the story of the great European Emperor Maximilian depicts the struggle of a son who steps out of his father’s shadow, helped by an unexpected ally: Mary of Burgundy, a beautiful, headstrong woman, hel

Austria 100 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: Missions

SeriesFest International Spotlight: Missions

Wednesday, June 28th, 2:30pm Missions follows a crew of European astronauts in a space race against the US to reach Mars.

France 90 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: The Body Collector

SeriesFest International Spotlight: The Body Collector

Thursday, June 29th, 7:30pm In this intriguing mini-series, a successful journalist attempts to discover the truth behind the multimillionaire art collector, nazi, and war criminal Pieter Menten, who has been accused of the execution of jewish families in Poland.

Netherlands 143 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: The Wise Ones

SeriesFest International Spotlight: The Wise Ones

Friday, June 30th, 1:15pm In the new anthology series directed by Fernando Meirelles, from the acclaimed City of God and The Constant Gardener, the storyteller proposes a reflection on aging.

Brazil 80 Min
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SeriesFest International Spotlight: Public Enemy

SeriesFest International Spotlight: Public Enemy

Friday, June 30th, 8:00pm After 20 years in prison Guy Béranger (Angelo Bison), a dangerous child murderer, is released on parole to the custody of the monks at Vielsart Abbey.

Belgium 60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Books to TV: Navigating the Pages

SeriesFest Panel: Books to TV: Navigating the Pages

Thursday, June 29th, 2:15pm Panelists Rebecca Serle, Writer, Famous in Love Lexa Hillyer, President and Founder Glasstown Entertainment Sara Shepard, Writer, Pretty Little Liars

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Denver to London: Storytelling Forum

SeriesFest Panel: Denver to London: Storytelling Forum

Friday, June 30, 11:00am Panelists in Denver: Kit Williamson, Creator & Actor, Eastsiders PJ Haarsma, Executive Producer, Con Man Alan Tudyk, Creator & Star, Con Man Sonja O'Hara, Creator, Doomsday In London: BAFTA members How can storytelling bridge bord

120 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Mark Herzog and David Rivera CNN’s The Nineties

SeriesFest Panel: In Conversation with Mark Herzog and David Rivera CNN’s The Nineties

Wednesday, June 28th, 5:00pm Panelists Mark Herzog, Executive Producer David Rivera, Showrunner Lizzie Fox, Vice President of Program Development for CNN Original Series From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, The Nineties is an upcoming CNN

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Inside Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets

SeriesFest Panel: Inside Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets

Wednesday, June 28, 3:45pm Panelists Morgan Spurlock, Founder & CEO Jeremy Chilnick, Partner Rachel Traub, Film Creative Executive Matthew Cafritz, Manager of Development Eric Enright, Creative Executive A window into Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's production s

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Less is More: The Rise of Short Form Entertainment

SeriesFest Panel: Less is More: The Rise of Short Form Entertainment

Wednesday, June 28, 12:30pm Panelists Melissa Schneider, New Form Digital Chris Mack, SVP, Stage 13 Davey Spens, Creative, Director Pulse Short form entertainment has exploded and, so far, the sky’s the limit. Long gone are the days when ‘shorts’ were a side-note at a film festival

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: SAG-AFTRA New Media/TV Contract Workshop and Q&A

SeriesFest Panel: SAG-AFTRA New Media/TV Contract Workshop and Q&A

Saturday, July 1, 12:00pm Presented in partnership with SAG-AFTRA Employing professional SAG-AFTRA members in your projects is easier that you may expect! The new media/television landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. With more delivery platforms and distrib

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: No Walls Here - Going International Is A Future Wave

SeriesFest Panel: No Walls Here - Going International Is A Future Wave

Panelists: Gustavo Gontijo, Globo Fanny Robert, writer and producer of Profilage Antoine Chevrollier, director of Le Bureau des Légendes Before the likes of HBO, Hulu and Showtime hit the scene, international episodic storytellers had long enjoyed freedom to create television that traditional

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Understanding Diversity: A Two-Part Panel

SeriesFest Panel: Understanding Diversity: A Two-Part Panel

Thursday, June 29, 5:45pm Diversity and Inclusion in the Industry Presented in partnership with NAMIC Panelists Teresa Vargas Wyatt, Head of Diversity, El Rey Network Ali LeRoi, Writer & Director, STARZ’s Survivor’s Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris Rahman Dukes, Vice Pres

105 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: VR 1.0:  Basics and Inspiration

SeriesFest Panel: VR 1.0: Basics and Inspiration

Friday, June 30, 2:00pm Panelists Nora Kirkpatrick, Creator and Star of Virtually Mike and Nora Daniel Bury, Creator of Chasing the World Stina Hamlin, East Coast Digital & State Media Schele Williams, Director (Moderator) The story is all around you. What does that mea

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Women in Entertainment

SeriesFest Panel: Women in Entertainment

Saturday, July 1, 3:45pm Panelists: Geneva Wasserman, President, Whitener Entertainment Group Michelle Ganeless, Producer and Former President of Comedy Central Jamie Jackson, Founder of Illumine Entertainment Wendy Haines, Actress, Producer, Founder of iWe (Moderator) What does

60 Min
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SeriesFest Panel: Writing for Reality: How to Create in Virtual Space

SeriesFest Panel: Writing for Reality: How to Create in Virtual Space

Panelists Adrian Vaszuez de Valesco, Total Cinema 360 Ashley Baccus-Clark, VIRTUALLY Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Co-founder of Hyphen-Labs Ece Tankal, Co-founder of Hyphen-Labs Nathan Phillips, Interactive Artist and Filmmaker, Creative Director and Best-selling Author (Moderator) This panel, m

60 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: A Sneak Preview Double Feature: EastSiders + When the Streetlights Go On

SeriesFest Special Event: A Sneak Preview Double Feature: EastSiders + When the Streetlights Go On

Friday, June 30, 9:00pm. Q&A with EastSiders Creator Kit Williamson and Skype Q&A with When The Street Lights Go On Director Brett Morgen!

88 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Adult Swim’s <i>Decker</i> Season 5 Finale (World Premiere)

SeriesFest Special Event: Adult Swim’s Decker Season 5 Finale (World Premiere)

Saturday, July 1, 5:45pm. Q&A with Creators & Stars Tim Heidecker & Gregg Turkington Creators: Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington Season 5, Episodes 5 & 6

22 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Colorado Stories: A World Premiere Event

SeriesFest Special Event: Colorado Stories: A World Premiere Event

Friday, June 30, 2:15pm. Q&A with Creators Kyle Eason, Brock Predovich, Tom Hoch Jr., Nick Thiel, Kyle Cowling Startup Story Kyle Eason, Brock Predovich, Tom Hoch Jr., USA, 30m Startup Story is a compelling documentary series about an All-American boxer turned serial entrep

52 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Field of Vision - New Cinematic Journalism

SeriesFest Special Event: Field of Vision - New Cinematic Journalism

Wednesday, June 28, 6:45pm. Q&A with Charlotte Cook, Founder and Executive Producer Field of Vision was launched in September 2015 at the New York Film Festival.

47 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Pillow Talk Season Two Premiere

SeriesFest Special Event: Pillow Talk Season Two Premiere

Wednesday, June 28, 8:45pm Q&A with Mike Piscitelli, Davey Spens & Casey Engelhardt

90 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: Storytellers Initiative Live Read

SeriesFest Special Event: Storytellers Initiative Live Read

Friday, June 30, 7:00pm Discover one of today’s smartest and funniest writers at the annual Storytellers Initiative live event!

75 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: The 'Visionary in Media' Award Presentation to Krista Smith

SeriesFest Special Event: The 'Visionary in Media' Award Presentation to Krista Smith

Friday, June 30th, 5:30pm Please join us as we honor and celebrate Krista Smith for her outstanding work in identifying and supporting emerging artists in the entertainment industry.

60 Min
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SeriesFest Special Event: The Eyeslicer (Colorado Premiere)—A Late Night Special Event!

SeriesFest Special Event: The Eyeslicer (Colorado Premiere)—A Late Night Special Event!

Wednesday, June 28, 10:45pm Creators: Dan Schoenbrun, Vanessa McDonnell Cast: Will Oldham, Lola Kirke, Kate Lyn Sheil, Anton Yelchin, Frank Mosley, Linas Phillips, William Tokarsky

60 Min
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SeriesFest Special Events: New Voice Rally Finalists

SeriesFest Special Events: New Voice Rally Finalists

Thursday, June 29, 4:00pm Opportunities to break into the industry are continuously expanding, and at SeriesFest, you’re right at the heart of it.

60 Min
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SeriesFest Season 3: VIP Pass

SeriesFest Season 3: VIP Pass

Valid for One $220 – increase to $255 on May 15 (~13% discount) · One (1) Tier 2 Ticket to Opening Night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre · One (1) Ticket to the invitation-only Opening Night Pre-Party · Priority Access to all Regular Festival Screenings · Priority Access to

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SeriesFest Season 3: VIP Premium Pass

SeriesFest Season 3: VIP Premium Pass

Valid for One $280 – increase to $330 on May 15 (~13% discount) · One (1) VIP Ticket to Opening Night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Tier 1 · One (1) Ticket to the invitation-only Opening Night Pre-Party · Priority Access to all Regular Festival Screenings · Priority Acc

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SeriesFest Season 3: Sie FilmCenter Pass

SeriesFest Season 3: Sie FilmCenter Pass

Valid for One Regular Price: $150 – increase to $180 on May 15 (~13% discount) · Priority Access to all Regular Festival Screenings · Priority Access to Special Events and Panels · Invitations to select Official Festival Parties · Free Sponsored Beverages in Henderson’

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