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Creative Minds Behind ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ Set To Be Honored At Prestigious Denver Film Festival

An incredible evening is underway for the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse creative team, as they are set to swoop in and receive a groundbreaking award at the upcoming Denver Film Festival. The talented minds behind the popular animated superhero movie are being honored for their outstanding contributions to the art of animation with the Festival’s inaugural award!

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What award is the creative team getting for ‘Across the Spider-Verse’?

The festival recently revealed a more packed program of events, screenings, awards, special guests, podcasts, and other activities for this year’s edition, which will take place Nov. 3-12. The Spider-Verse team has been chosen to receive the inaugural Denver Film Festival 5280 Award. The award is intended to recognize “exceptional cinematic work and collaboration to achieve new heights,” according to officials. Following a screening of the film on November 7 at the AMC 9 + CO 10, it will be handed to authors and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive producer Bob Persichetti, producer Christina Steinberg, and senior animation supervisor Humberto Rosa.

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What can we expect from this year’s Denver festival?

Anthony Chen, whose accomplishments include Ilo Ilo, Wet Season, and Ah ma, has been nominated for the Denver Film Festival Excellence in Directing Award following the premiere of one of his new works, The Breaking Ice, on November 4 at the AMC CO 9 + 10. Chen is also the director of Drift, which will be shown at the festival on November 7 and 8.

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Meanwhile, Gabriela Cowperthwaite will receive the Barbara Bridges Inspiration Award at the Denver Film Festival following the concluding night premiere of I.S.S., a thriller set entirely within the confines of the International Space Station. The screening will take place on November 11 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Infinity Theater. Rita Moreno, Abigail Disney, and Donna Dewey have all received the award in the past.