Tickets are now available! Below is a list of Events and where you can purchase tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door, but seats are limited, so get them in advance!

Festival-Wide Passes (September 6th, 7th, & 8th)

Northern Colorado


All-Festival Pass - $45

September 6th, 7th, & 8th

The All-Festival Pass for HIFF is definitely the way to go for festival goers and cinephiles alike, granting you full access to entertainment during all three days of the festival, September 6-8th.

Ticket price includes the Black Tie Kick-off Gala & “Another Dimension” AR/VR/360 Film Category at The Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, all Short Film Category screenings at the Historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, our “One World” Feature Film presentation, Awards Ceremony, and several musical performances including a closing concert after the Awards Ceremony with Special Guest (TBA August 1st), and our Sunday afternoon “I Want My MTV Back” Music Video Event to close out our Inaugural Year at The Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins.

All for $45 as our way of saying thank you for showing your incredible and ongoing support. What a deal!

VIP All-Festival Pass - $95

September 6th, 7th, & 8th

For a truly insider experience at HIFF in our Inaugural Year, you’ll want to take advantage of our All-Festival VIP Pass.

For a first-year bargain priced at $95, you get all the perks included in the All-Festival Pass, PLUS a private VIP Dinner (5 p.m. - 7 p.m.) with a special musical performance on September 7th in The Rialto Room before our Featured Event.

That’s not all; VIP’s get special access to unique “Meet & Greet” opportunities with filmmakers, musicians, celebs, and special guests of HIFF. Last but not least - as a VIP, you’ll get priority seating at all showings.





museum of discovery

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Kick-Off Gala and “Another Dimension” VR/AR/360 Film Category at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery- $20

September 6th - doors open at 6:30 p.m., close at 10:30 p.m.

We wanted to kick-off HIFF in style, so for our first-ever festival event, we’re throwing a red-carpet, Black Tie Gala at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. This is a special night showcasing the “Future of Film” where we’ll screen AR, VR, and 360 films in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater.

The winner of the “Another Dimension” VR/AR/360 Film Category will also be announced after the screenings!

But that’s not all! You’ll have a unique opportunity to socialize with the Filmmakers, Contributors, and many Sponsors of the Film Festival, take photos on the red carpet, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar, music from a very talented local DJ, enjoy spectacular rooftop views of Northern Colorado, and you’ll even have access to the museum after hours!

So, come dress-up with us, celebrate NoCo’s awesome new Film Festival, and let’s enjoy some innovative films!

***Nominated films will be featured in the dome during two showings scheduled at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Guests can choose and attend a preferred showing time as long as seats are available. A maximum of 160 tickets will be made available.





Rialto Theater Center
228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537

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All-Day Main Event Pass - $28

September 7th at The Rialto Theater

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Whether you’re a movie buff, aspiring filmmaker, or just want to enjoy a day of live music, movies, and fun, the All-Day Main Event Pass is your ticket to the heart of the HIFF experience.

Spend the whole day with us as we screen all the nominees from our Short Film Categories, engage in educational talks with filmmakers and industry leaders, enjoy live music from local artists throughout the day, observe artwork in the gallery from regional artists, and enjoy the food, drinks, and other amenities downtown has to offer!

This 1-day pass grants you access to all of the events and activities listed above, plus entry to our Featured Event, which includes; our “One World” International Feature Film Category screening with Q&A, Awards Ceremony, and Musical Stage Performance by Special Guest (TBA August 1st).

Featured Event Tickets - $20

The Featured Event includes our “One World” Feature Film Category screening with

Q&A, Awards Ceremony, and Musical Stage Performance by Special Guest

September 7th from 7 - 12 p.m.

If you just want to join us for our Featured Event, which includes our nominated “One World” International Feature Film Category Winner, Academy Awards-style Awards Ceremony for the day’s Short Film Categories, and an incredible end-of-night concert on stage, this ticket will grant you access to the most exciting part of HIFF in our Inaugural Year.

Taking place at The Historic Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland, this gorgeous 100 year old theater was recently restored to its former glory. It features a fantastic stage, lighting, and stadium seating perfect for film screenings and concerts alike. HIFF will announce the artist on August 1st.

Seating is limited to 450 for this event and is expected to sell out, so grab one while they last!

Short Film Categories at The Rialto Theater - $5 each

Each Short Film Category showing is 1 hour in length

September 7th - Doors Open at 1 p.m. for the 1st Short Film Category

Saturday is our biggest day of film screenings at The Rialto Theater! If you won’t be picking up an All-Day Main Event Pass or an All-Festival Pass, we are selling tickets to each of the individual Short Film Categories.

This will allow you to check out some of our Short Film Nominations at a very low cost if that’s all you have time for! If you decide you want to stay for the rest of the festival, you will have an opportunity to trade your ticket in for a discount on an All-Day or All-Festival Pass.

1st Screening at 2 p.m. - Colorado Short Film Category - $5 (1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)

2nd Screening at 3 p.m. - National Short Film Category - $5 (1 hour of nominated films, Q & A)

3rd Screening at 4 p.m. - International Short Film Category - $5 ((1 hour of nominated films, Q

& A)

4th Screening at 5 p.m. - International Waivers Short Film Category - $5 (1 hour of nominated

films, Q & A)



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the LYRIc

Lyric Cinema
1209 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

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“I Want My MTV Back” Music Video Category and Closing Ceremony - $12

September 8th from 2 - 6 p.m.

Remember when MTV was a thing? Thanks to the wonders of the modern-day internet and the blossoming video production industry, Music Videos are BACK! We’ll be showcasing the best music video submissions of the festival this year on the Silver Screen at the locally-beloved Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins!

The winner of the “I Want My MTV Back” Music Video Category will also be announced after the screenings!

Plus you get to close out the 1st-Ever HIFF film festival with the entire HIFF team! A ticket gets you access to video screenings, the Closing Ceremony, featured band, and a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of NoCo’s very own Horsetooth International Film Festival.

Food & Drinks available for purchase at the venue.



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The HIFF Pre-Festival Box Office is located at:

Rialto Theater Center

228 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537

(free parking in garage)


Rialto Theater Center
TBD early arrival encouraged

Other venues


• Before purchasing tickets, please be sure there are no venue/timing conflicts
• Attendees must be in seats 15 minutes prior to program start time. There is no late seating.
• No refunds or exchanges during the festival, ticketing will be available onsite at all programmed venues one hour in advance of the first screening daily.