MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
There’s a lot more happening in Northern Colorado than most people realize. Have a look at why we love NoCo.
HIFF, entering it’s inaugural year, was founded with the intent to establish Northern Colorado as an international destination where progressive thought and action are celebrated through the art of filmmaking and other forms of creative expression.
The mission of HIFF is to inspire and engender passionate artistic creations and positive changes to our way of life by providing an international platform to spread knowledge and creativity.
Elevation 5,430 feet
300+ days of sunshine per year
Less than 1hr from Rocky Mountain National Park
Home to Colorado’s only “Wild & Scenic River”
Population over 875,000, Median Age of 35
50.2% Women and 49.8% Men
Ranked 2nd Most-Educated State
Over 86 million visitors per year
Domestic visitors have increased 41% since recession, more than double the national average
Ranked #1 state in USA to do business by Forbes Magazine in 2019
97.6% of businesses in Colorado are small businesses