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The 3rd Annual Horsetooth Int'l Film Festival

    • The Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival (HIFFCO) is gearing up for the third consecutive year of showcasing films, filmmakers and creatives in Northern Colorado (NoCO) this September 2021. The event will feature five days of film, music, and art, in a creative, immersive, and safe environment for filmmakers and patrons alike.

      Festival dates run from Sep. 8-12th, 2021 and will take place at familiar NoCO venues; The Holiday Twin Drive-in Theatre, The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FcMOD) and The Lyric Cinema, each located in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, viewers from around the world will be able to simultaneously tune in to the Virtual Festival using the secure hosting platform, first offered by HIFFCO during last year’s festival.

      Following the success of “HIFF 2” in 2020 both in person and online, HIFFCO will continue to showcase a diverse range of short films and long-format content at outdoor venues in 2021, while upholding the recommended social distancing measures to ensure a safe and reliable experience for all.

      Each year, HIFFCO provides a platform for a variety of filmmakers, local artists, and musicians to perform and/or display their talents throughout the festival. Each night of festivities will feature at least one live musical performance, and a host of films from uniquely-themed categories. Additional events, such as Live Q&A’s, Mix & Mingles, and more will be announced as the festival approaches.

      HIFFCO Categories and another New Addition for 2021

      At HIFF3, patrons can expect the same diverse collection of categories that screened at HIFF2, as well as a new category to feature increasingly popular Web Series.

      Other HIFFCO Categories include; Colorado Shorts, National Shorts, International Shorts, “One World” Inspirational Feature Documentaries, International Waiver Shorts, “Another Dimension” AR/VR/360 - Full Dome Films, “I Want My MTV Back” Music Videos, “Next Generation” Student Shorts, “Wanderlust” Adventure Shorts, “Push It To The Limit” Extreme Sports Shorts, “Frame By Frame” Animated Shorts, “Results May Vary” Experimental Shorts, and “Dreamweavers” Narrative Features.

      Filmmakers can submit their work quickly and easily via HIFFCO’s website:

      Early Bird All Festival Passes Available April 1st for a Limited Time

      To kick-off HIFF 3, HIFFCO is offering a limited quantity of Early Bird All-Festival Passes beginning April 1st for a discounted price. It provides patrons access to all five days of the festival, including all films, musical performances, art gallery displays, and unique offerings at each venue.

      Please subscribe to the HIFFCO Newsletter or follow across social media platforms to be the first to learn about festival details, ticket opportunities, and more.

      About Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival

      Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival (HIFFCO) was founded to establish Northern Colorado as an international destination where progressive thought and action are celebrated through the art of filmmaking. The mission of HIFFCO is to generate opportunity and growth for creatives in the NoCO community by providing an international platform to spread knowledge and creativity. HIFFCO is held annually during the week that follows Labor Day Weekend. More information about the festival can be found on the HIFFCO website: or by contacting For updates and announcements, please follow HIFFCO across all social media platforms, including Instagram (, Facebook (, YouTube ( or by subscribing to the newsletter on the HIFFCO website.