HIFF 2019 Date & Location Announcement!

Blast Off!

We’re proud to announce that the HIFF website has officially launched along with the announcement of our 2019 HIFF Main Event venue and date! We can’t wait to unveil what we have in store for our inaugural year! Don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter to stay up to date with festival announcements as they become available. Below is our official press release. Shoot us an email if you’d like the version on letterhead.

2019 HIFF Main Event:

Sep. 7th, 2019 at The Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado

We’re psyched to start off “Year One” in one of Northern Colorado’s oldest film venues during what will be its 100th Year in operation! The venue has undergone an incredible restoration after a storied history and the day will be packed with entertainment both at the venue and in the downtown area where it resides.

But that’s not all! There will be several more Official HIFF Events soon to be announced.

So raise your glasses and let’s drink to a growing film scene in NoCo!






Contact: Katrina Pfannkuch, Development Director

Phone: 970-988-8404

Email: katrina@creativekatrina.com

Website: horsetoothfilmfestival.com

DATE: March 13, 2019

Launch of the First Annual Horsetooth International Film Festival (HIFF)

LOVELAND, CO - The Horsetooth International Film Festival, entering its inaugural year, is a one-day event hosted in the heart of Northern Colorado, at the historic Rialto Theatre in Downtown Loveland. The focus of the festival is to further elevate and unite a growing local film scene by inviting international contributors to interact with the local filmmaking community for a full day of celebration, including several film categories, live musical performances, and art installations by local talents.

Inspiration for the festival is built around the desire to introduce Northern Colorado as a revered international destination where creativity, diversity, and progressive thought are developed and celebrated through the art of filmmaking and other forms of creative expression.

HIFF Mission

To inspire multi-passionate creatives, provide a platform for voices to be heard and stories to be told, to educate and build a more diverse community and spark positive change through knowledge-sharing and artistic works. When we come together in the spirit of collaboration and free creative expression, we broaden the potential for innovators all around the world.

HIFF was manifested as the necessary next step to develop and support NoCo’s budding film scene. It provides a platform of greater opportunity for filmmakers looking to take their works to a greater audience through interaction and collaboration with fellow creatives.

Important Dates for HIFF, Film Submissions, Sponsorship, and Volunteer Sign-Up

  • The HIFF Main Event is scheduled for September 7, 2019. Tickets sales will be announced in April.

  • Film submissions will open via the FilmFreeway.com platform in late March.

  • For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact us at info@horsetoothfilmfestival.com starting... NOW.

The HIFF Team: John Hunt, Jesse Nyander, Katrina Pfannkuch, Taylor Strope, Hannah Baker, Juan Andres Rodriguez Palazuelos, and Juliana Trujillo Escobar.

Connect with us on social media platforms found on our website: horsetoothfilmfestival.com.