Community Support During COVID-19


The Rural Theaters COVID-19 Support Initiative will provide $320-400,000 in financial assistance to remote theaters across Colorado, which constitute the heart of Main Street in so many rural communities. Grant awards will be distributed to rural theaters at $7,500, $10,000, or $12,500 levels depending on eligibility, need, and availability of funds. These funds are made possible by a partnership between the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Gates Family Foundation, the Boettcher Foundation, and the El Pomar Foundation, as well as the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. 

Applications are open November 20 – December 4, 2020. This is a competitive application (not first-come, first-served) and there will likely be more eligible, deserving theaters than we are able to serve.

Prior to beginning your application, please read the Frequently Asked Questions

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COVID-19 Updates

Through this rapidly updating situation, please be sure to follow local, state, and federal healthcare resources for the most current information.

Health Resources

Government Resources

Fact Guides & FAQ

We know that COVID-19 will continue to affect productions across Colorado. Please take note of some emergency resources for artists:

Industry Resources:

Additional Resources:

Don’t forget to reach out to your local industry groups, like the Ad Club Colorado, Colorado Film & Video Association, IATSE – Local 7, SAG-AFTRA Colorado, and Women in Film and Media Colorado to stay in touch with your community (see our longer list of Industry Resources).

If you were planning to attend a screening or film event in the coming weeks, check in with the host organization for the latest information. Some events and festivals are moving to online platforms to align with social distancing policies. The list below is ever-evolving and will be regularly updated.

Digital/Streaming Events & Resources:

Things to Do:


Thank you to all of you for prioritizing the health and safety of our film/television/media community and of all Coloradans.