One Day in Denver invites filmmakers to document the city for a collective film

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On April 26, filmmakers across the city are invited to take part in One Day in Denver. Novice camera-phone auteurs and skilled movie-makers alike will be capturing their unique perspectives on Denver and then submitting the footage to the multi-faceted documentary project. The project is a spin-off of One Day on Earth, a 2010 project involving films from thousands of participants around the world; Denver is one of eleven U.S. cities putting together its own metro version of One Day.

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"One Day on Earth is both the company behind this as well as an event that occurred in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It was the first event of its kind -- videographers were empowered, in every country in the world, to go out and collect footage -- it was essentially a 'day-in- the-life' kind of stuff," explains Kristin Nolan, spokeswoman for the 'One Day in Denver' event. "That footage was then aggregated into a feature-length film in 2012 called One Day On Earth. The folks behind that are behind this project, and they have spent the last year and a half laying the groundwork for it, which is a cities-based project: They wanted to do something more in-depth, more telling."

On April 26, anyone with a camera of any kind is encouraged to go out and film the story of Denver -- the point is for the footage to be from the perspective of the individual. In preparation for the day of filming, Nolan has been connecting with various community groups to get the word out, and she hopes that folks from all over Denver will join in the project.

"I'm speaking just for Denver, but I've done outreach to well over one hundred not-for-profits, talking to various governmental agencies, reaching out to every filmmaker possible and just revving the engine for everyone -- doesn't matter the age, skill set, et cetera -- to just get involved with the event. It's designed to have a very low barrier of entry," stresses Nolan. "Essentially, everyone who is game for participating will go out on April 26 and collect footage that speaks to how they fit into the fabric of Denver. Perhaps our triumphs, our struggles -- where are we going in the future?"

To help guide filmmakers, One Day in Denver has provided optional questions that can be answered through a visual investigation of the city:

Why are you in your city?

What do you love about your city?

What is the best thing happening in your city today?

What are your city's biggest challenges?

Who is your city not serving?

What is the worst thing that could happen to your city?

What are the solutions that your city needs to implement?

How are people changing the future of your city?

What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years?

Ask your own question about your city.




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Dave TheMighty Flomberg
Dave TheMighty Flomberg

East High > Civic Center Park > 16th St. Mall > Altitude bar for cocktails and view > Confluence Park > My Brothers Bar for Johnnyburgers > Coors Field > nightcap at El Chapultepec.

John Schilling
John Schilling

LoDo. Half the places mentioned aren't in Denver. Aspen? Red Rocks? The Mountains?? That isn't Denver.

Naomi Wolinsky
Naomi Wolinsky

Denver to me is The Mercury Cafe, Cheesman Park, Larimer Square, ConfluencePark, Paris on the Platte, Mayan Theater, Taqueria Patzcuaro, & Wooden Spoon Bakery. (:

Victoria Inman
Victoria Inman

Give em a bike and tell them to cruise the different neighborhoods. Denver's historic neighborhoods are amazing! (All the new shit we can all do without)

Justin Rodgers
Justin Rodgers

drive up golden gate canyon, then back down I-70 to red rocks and the dinosaur cliff stop(i can't remember the name).

Wes Youknowme
Wes Youknowme

The mountains arent in Denver but some the most breath taking beauty lyes on the outskirts of Denver.

Mark Faulkner
Mark Faulkner

THE Denverstickerman !!.............. Denver's Red Floor Studio !!...........ALL FREE TO JOIN IN !!...........................

Rae Alvarez
Rae Alvarez

I would take him downtown on a beautiful summer afternoon on the weekend so he can experience the vibes that are Colorado. The art, food, music, talent, diversity, the way we are a laid back, caring , close knit people. In a pinch we are there for one another and on the daily how we are accepting of differences and thinks that they only add to our great way of life

Haven Holmes
Haven Holmes

The 15 L on a weekend. Quality entertainment is only $2.25.

Suzanne Houston Nash
Suzanne Houston Nash

A long drive down Colfax, east to west. And follow Cherry Creek, south to north.

Thomas Martinez
Thomas Martinez

Stoners hill, Jesus's joint, Denver skate park, chubby's, the mall

Shayne Barrett
Shayne Barrett

It is a Denver City Park. I think it has to be in Denver to to be a part of the parks system. Plus, I used to work there. It is in Denver. You must be new to Colorado, huh? Welcome. :P

Matt Pyles
Matt Pyles

Well, I think the Capitol is nice. 16 street mall is unique. Then when we get hungry, a plate of Mexican food at Los Dos Patrillos!

Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler

What are you looking to portray? Nature? Sunrise from behind downtown facing the mountains, street music on 16th, farmer markets and jazz city park, hiking/camping with the moon and night fire, family skiing and boarders doing jumps, a group drinking different local brews, sporting clips with people's supportive colors (maybe faces painted)... This is the first items that came to life. Time lapses would be cool too. Melissa this would be fun for you?

Chris Lindgren
Chris Lindgren

The uniformity of brick homes in Denver's core / historic neighborhoods is a major feature that sets Denver apart from similar cities. I frequently start with this point to paint a picture.

John Schilling
John Schilling

Out of town to the ski areas. Denver really isn't about anything but 'things like that'.

Anna Davila
Anna Davila

I have been trying. I can't find anyone to film.

Gerard_Portmanteau
Gerard_Portmanteau

Epic drunken bicycle trip from My Brother's Bar to Pete's Satire, hijinkin' all the while.

Gregg Looker
Gregg Looker

Lamar Cooper and Chase Pelletier this is Coronation Day!

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