Venues include Holiday Twin Drive-In, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, The Lyric, and Virtual Viewing

The Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival (HIFFCO) is gearing up for our 3rd annual festival from Sep. 8-12th, 2021 across three Northern Colorado (NoCo) venues; The Holiday Twin Drive-in Theatre, The OtterBox Digital Dome Theater at The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FcMOD) and The Lyric Cinema, each located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Each year, HIFFCO provides a platform for a variety of filmmakers, local artists, and musicians to perform and/or display their talents throughout the festival. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. each evening, and feature live music and uniquely themed film blocks. We’ve built a curated rundown around a key theme for each day of HIFF3 that includes both short and long form content.

HIFFCO Categories Refresh 

HIFFCO categories include; Colorado Shorts, National Shorts, International Shorts, “One World” Inspirational Feature Documentaries, International Waiver Shorts, “Another Dimension” AR/VR/360 – Full Dome Films, “I Want My MTV Back” Music Videos, “Next Generation” Student Shorts, “Wanderlust” Adventure Shorts, “Push It To The Limit” Extreme Sports Shorts, “Frame By Frame” Animated Shorts, “Results May Vary” Experimental Shorts, and “Dreamweavers” Narrative Features and Web Series.

Find tickets and ticket information HERE.

Featured themes for HIFF3 are: 

Day 1: The Great Outdoors

Day 2: The World Beyond

Day 3: The Black Tie Gala

Day 4: The Great Mosaic

Day 5: The Grand Finale

HIFF3 will also include live Q & A’s, workshops, Mix & Mingle networking opportunities, and a few “after party” events at different locations around NoCo. Additional details will be announced as we get closer to September, so stay tuned to our website and social channels for more information.

Here’s a snapshot of where HIFF3 will be hosting events each day: 

HIFFCO will showcase a diverse range of short films and long-format content at indoor and outdoor venues in 2021. For specific details about each day of the festival, including film categories, film blocks, events, and the corresponding venues, check out

We understand that COVID-19 is still a challenge worldwide – even with many people fully vaccinated. HIFFCO will continue to operate in accordance with Colorado state mandates. You can find more information about the latest updates at and

Behind the scenes, the HIFF team and each of our venues are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees, employees, and HIFF Staff, while maintaining the fun, light-hearted spirit of the festival! Links to the COVID-19 policies for both The Lyric Cinema and The Holiday Twin Drive-In can be found here and here, respectively. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is a city-owned building, so it follows the safety guidelines listed here. If you have further questions regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team through email: