Side Stories

We are thrilled to announce that Side Stories, a ten-day outdoor film festival, is taking place in RiNo fr0m February 21st to March 2nd every evening from 6 to 10 pm. One of our showroom’s exterior walls will be a projection screen for the festival.

Ten Colorado artists (or groups) are creating short – as in, three to five minutes –  digital films that will run in a loop for four hours each night. Blank walls throughout RiNo, from Broadway to 36th Street and Blake to Larimer, will be adorned with these cinematic works. The films must relate somehow to the historic significance of the area, but can be animation, abstract, live action, documentary, experimental…anything goes. 

Contributing to this inaugural event are Postmodern, Futuristic Films, Gary Emrich, Ivar Zeile, CU Denver Student & Faculty Collaboration, David Zimmer, HaveyPro Cinema, The Made Shop, Mighteor, and Studio Hippo. The artists each received a grant (hooray, we like to see artists get paid) to produce the film, thanks to a partnership among Mainspring Developers, Mary Lester/Martin Family Foundation, RiNo Art District, the Colorado Office of Film, Television, & Media and the Denver Film Society.

Digital Animations presented on Westin Hotel Media Facade, Denver, CO from Denver Digerati on Vimeo.

The video you see here is of a similar digital arts festival. Imagine this on RiNo’s streets, transforming the dark winter’s night into a playland of the imagination. For all you urban explorers out there, bring your smartphones and headphones. Not only will you be able to tour all the video walls on an interactive map, you’ll be guided to intriguing new places to eat, convivial places to drink, and cozy places to warm up. Come celebrate our city!

You can find more information on the Side Stories website – check back often.