The Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media (COFTM) has been recognized as one of the finalists for the Makers and Shakers Award for its outstanding Film Commission Initiative of the Year. Held annually at BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the awards recognize and honor ground-breaking ideas and initiatives from players across the spectrum of the global creative screen industry, including advertising, television, film, animation, and gaming sectors.
The noteworthy initiative highlighted for this accolade is the Film Exposure Program, which has made significant strides in promoting and supporting workforce development of the local film and television industry in rural Colorado by guiding students at rural high schools to collaborate to write, produce, film and edit a short film with guidance from film industry professionals. The winners of the Makers and Shakers Award will be officially announced during the awards ceremony on December 6, 2023. This is the third COFTM nomination for a Makers and Shakers award.