Documentary Society

Furthering the impact of documentary films through outreach and education.

What We’re All About

The Denver Documentary Society is Colorado’s only non-profit centered on presenting documentary film, factual storytelling, civil rights and innovation; while producing and assisting others to create non-narrative work.

It is a natural extension of our disruptive efforts in producing DocuWest, Colorado’s only documentary film festival in 2008 and DocuWest Films, our social justice film production company in 2014.


We’re committed to elevating the impact of documentary filmmaking through programming that brings filmmakers and audiences together.

Docuwest Film Fest

The region’s premier documentary film festival returns October 23-25, 2023.

Denverdocsoc Education

A master class in documentary & media literature. Led by award-winning civil rights filmmaker Wade Gardner.

The Denver Civil Rights Film Festival

A Documentary Film Festival Screening Truth to Power February 2023.

DocuWest Films

Making civil rights films by any means necessary.