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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Northern Colorado is in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime position to take advantage of a growing art and film scene, cultivate it with with an unprecedented network of young and hungry entrepreneurs, and plant a flag in the ground as one of the premiere destinations for creative expression in the world.

You read that right- we said the world. There couldnโ€™t be a better time and opportunity than the one we find ourselves in right now. The area is growing rapidly around the local art and music scene and creatives are desperately seeking new avenues to express themselves. We envision building a new such bridge that connects artists to the international community.

We are a progressive community who cares about global issues, but we are often too disconnected from the rest of the world to make and inspire the positive changes we wish to see. We envision HIFF as an opportunity to be the bridge connecting Northern Colorado to the international community, providing us the means to engage in world issues.

We can be a beacon to the international art and filmmaking community, a festival that inspires positive change in our world and progressive thought in our communities. Weโ€™re creating an experience where people come to watch untold stories of places unimaginable and discover local and global topics that need a stage, through the creative artistic, visual, and musical expression of diverse minds. We can shape the future.

It all starts with a vision.

vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

The Future

We envision the Northern Colorado area looking backward on this year as โ€œThe Year it Began.โ€ We envision a globally renowned Film Festival compared to the likes of Sundance, Telluride, and Austin, bringing in big names in the film, music, and creative industries. It will generate unprecedented growth for our town and local businesses by standing as an international beacon where creative minds unite to share global ideas.

The Present

There is no time better than right now to hop on the โ€œCreative Express.โ€ The area is ripe for creative growth and overflowing with artistic talent seeking new avenues for expression, while NoCo continues to receive international recognition as one of the best places in the country to live and visit.