2020 EFPalooza Film Festival

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EFPalooza 2020 is a three-day film festival celebrating the best of the Emerging Filmmaker’s Project, the home of Denver’s independent film scene since 2002. Hosted at the historic Bug Theatre, the event will showcase the work of more than 50 local filmmakers, featuring favorites from 2019 as well as several EFP premieres, with the filmmakers in attendance to take part in a spirited ‘talkback’ with the audience.

The 2020 EFPalooza Film Schedule:

Thursday 3/19 at 8:00pm – the March Emerging Filmmakers Project

The Mission – Ben Makinen (05:57)
One of a Kind – Tim Gallagher (06:29)
The Moral Intricacies of Indoor Climate ControlBenjamin Neufeld (05:11)
Up & Jaded – Zachary Lewis (03:00)


Just Add Milk – Sasha and Derek Cuneo (04:53)
The 5 Stages of Romantic RelationshipsAdam Rosenberg (01:28)
EXIT – Evan Rutherford (12:48)

Friday 3/20 at 7:00pm – Comedic Feature

Man Camp – Nate Bakke and Dan Cumming (01:34:00)

Friday 3/20 at 9:00pm – Thriller & Horror Shorts

Out Spot!Steven Fox (10:20)
Captain PowerfulAntoine M. Dillard (03:37)
Hi, Larry 🙂 Lindsay Morrison (04:48)
The Haunting ManLewis Leslie (06:04)


Ryde or Die – Elgin Cahill and Ryan Seamy (47:00)

Saturday 3/21 at 1:00pm – Saturday Afternoon Shorts

Poetic BurdenGrant Worden and Kyle Homan (06:56)
The Magnificent Fourteen Year OldsKimberly and Robert Bogin (07:12)
Winner Take All Don Colacino (26:40)


Rocky Mountain Flyathlon: Run. Fish. Beer. – Jamey Hastings (17:08)
Dance Pi Dance – Bill Johnson and Pi Duval (14:32)

Saturday 3/21 at 3:00pm – A Decade of Colorado Independent Women of Film

Girl Aspiring Episode 5: Elephant Keeper, Maura DavisMaureen Lee Maloney (07:32)
The Accoutrement – Katharyn Grant (05:00)
Thaw – Sheryl Glubok (10:00)


Carrier Shawna Schultz (05:29)
Scary Lucy Sheila E. Schroeder (21:00)

Saturday 3/21 at 5:00pm – Happy Hour @ Acova Restaurant

Join us across the street at Acova Restaurant for happy hour between blocks!

Saturday 3/21 at 6:00pm – Saturday Evening Shorts

Hit or MissD.W. Alexander (25:20)
Everybody Knows It – Richard Corso (03:09)
Plague ER – Joey May (05:11)


Sick, Weird, Kid.Ty Bradford (05:30)
Joyride Jane Darling (09:12)
Dishwasher Peter Lively (07:12)
Darling NikkiWilliam Briggs (08:04)

Saturday 3/21 at 8:00pm – Saturday Night Shorts

Solve for X – Bradley Haag (07:20)
Tom Cruise Vs Justin Bieber FightEmiliano Acevedo (02:38)
The Meston Method – Susan Lyles & Darren Smith (07:55)
Cinnamon Michael Bliss and Tim Nikkel (06:12)


ALM Alex Killian (13:17)
Cosmiquarium Will Kingston and AJ Koch (05:41)
Coo Cooí – Níko Sotolongo (12:25)

Lineup subject to change!

EFPalooza 2020 takes place March 19th, 20th and 21st at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80232), with screenings at 8:00 p.m. on March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on March 20th, and at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on March 21st. Tickets are $5 for Thursday, $10 a block or $15 a day for Friday and Saturday, or a full festival pass can be purchased for $25. To learn more visit the EFP website at www.efpdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.

The Bug Theatre and EFPalooza 2020 are supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries, National Endowment for the Arts, Diebolt Brewing Company, Film Acting Academy of Denver, Plan 9 Studios, Twelve Monkeys Dancing Films, Nebulus Visions Multimedia, Cutting Room Floor Brewery, and cool cats everywhere.