clyfford still | museum
Movie theater with people looking at the screen
Movie theater with people looking at the screen
film/Still screening by James Dewhirst

Calling all young filmmakers!

The Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Film seek short films by filmmakers ages 1 to 18. We are looking for films on the concept of BIGNESS to complement CSM’s exhibition Awful Bigness. Think big landscapes, big ideas, and big feelings. Entries should be family-friendly and may use traditional filmmaking techniques, stop motion, digital animation, or abstract approaches to represent BIGNESS. You could document the life of a large tree in your neighborhood, zoom in and out on your favorite objects to show their scale, act out a big dream you have, or depict something that makes you feel big! The possibilities are endless; let your imagination take over!


  • Length: 1 minute or less
  • Format: .mp4 or .mov
  • If using music, you must use original, royalty-free, public domain, or open-source music
  • Could be shot on a video camera, webcam, cell phone, GoPro, etc.
  • Deadline to submit: April 1, 2023

Submissions will be juried by Denver Film and Clyfford Still Museum staff for consideration to be shown on the BIG screen at Sie FilmCenter, Denver, CO, at 6:30 p.m. on May 15, 2023. Submissions may also be shown in the Clyfford Still Museum’s Making Space. Jurors include Keith Garcia, artistic director, Sie FilmCenter; Katie Watson-Best, artist and digital media producer, Clyfford Still Museum; and Nicole Cromartie, director of learning and engagement, Clyfford Still Museum. Submission will be judged based on creativity and connection to the theme.

Submission Form

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  • Max. file size: 50 MB.