About the EFP

efplogoThe Emerging Filmmakers Project (EFP) has been the home of Denver’s independent film scene since 2002.  Held the third Thursday of every month and hosted by local filmmaker Patrick Sheridan, the EFP is a great place to screen your work, network with other creatives in town, and to support your fellow indie filmmakers.

The EFP has a large and diverse audience and has gained the respect and participation of top local filmmakers like Daniel Junge, Mark Grove, Haylar Garcia, Sheila Schroeder, Jamin Wynans, Kevin Campbell, Jim Brennan, Eileen Agosta, John Hartman, Darla Rae, Sean J.S. Jourdan, Bradley Haag, The Nix Bros., Cook St. Productions, Terrell Lamont, Meryem Ersoz, David Quakenbush, D.K. Johnston, Midian Crosby, and Patrick Sheridan (to name but a few).

Attention filmmakers: Your movie might deserve better than to be seen only on your friend’s computer. At the same time, perhaps not. We can put it to our EFP Submissions Team to decide. This group has experience and is more than qualified in determining a films presentability. If your film is entertaining or educational or thought provoking to a degree that merits screening, we would be proud to show it on The Bug screen. That is the main purpose of this project.

To submit your work, please fill out our online submission form and include a link to an online screener. Movies that screen at The Bug Theatre may be eligible for listing on IMDb.com!

The Emerging Filmmakers Project is held the third Thursday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Executive Director Emeritus: Patrick Sheridan
EFP Board: Mike Henderson, Bradley Haag, Ryan Carroll and Eileen Agosta

  • Rafaela Castellanos

    I am a graduate filmmaker. Studied at Colorado Film School.
    Please add me to your list, and keep me informed of your activities. I wish to be part of your crew.
    Thank you,

  • Andrew Curtis Forlines

    Hey, what was the name of the webseries of fake news broadcasts? I think it was shown in February.

    • Nancy Fingerhood

      Newsroom one. Check out the Amish stripper.

  • Sal M O’nella

    Fuck Quakendouche, he’s just a pervert that tries to sleep with his models.

  • Lauren Swain

    Hi! How about putting this at the top of your page in larger letters?
    “The Emerging Filmmakers Project is held the third Thursday of every month at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.”

  • John Hartman

    The EFP is a modern day filmmaker’s “LOVE~IN”

  • writeronmorrie

    IS IT POSSIBLE???? That every filmmaker in and around the Denver area already owns the entirety of what is required, production equipment wise? In many film projects, the aid and assistance of area rental firms is absolutely required to progress through the shooting process. It is difficult to imaging every creative owns every camera, lens, EZRig, Steadicam, Jib & Crane, Production Sound item, Light, Grip item, etc. necessary to get the job done. Is your production fully self contained? If yes, please let me know. If not, see producersadvantage.net.

  • Thanks to all at EFP for showing my short film Anthropocene last night- what a fun evening filled with colorful characters, free beer and fresh popcorn. I’ll be back!