Join us as we hear from renowned lecturers and guest speakers, view creative works by filmmakers, and celebrate leaders in the fields of media, film and journalism. Our recurring events include the Estlow Center's Anvil of FreedomLecturer, the Margolin Distinguished Lecturer, the Marsico Visiting Scholars series and the InShort Film Showcase.

students discussing their films at the InShort Showcase.
  • Estlow Center Anvil of Freedom Lecturer

    Outstanding Contributions to Journalism and Democracy

    Established in 1993, our Estlow Center brings in an annual lecturer and recipient of the Anvil for Freedom Award who serves as a keynote speaker at a University-wide event and talks with students to deepen their exploration of journalism and democratic freedom.

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  • Morton L. Margolin Distinguished Lecture

    This annual series is provided in honor of renowned Colorado business journalist Morton Margolin. During his distinguished 35-year career with the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Business Magazine, Margolin received many awards, including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.

  • InShort DU Film and Video Showcase

    Each spring, students in our narrative or documentary film sequences showcase their final projects. These screenings are free and open to the public and are a great chance to see the creative work of our film studies and production students. 

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  • Marsico Visiting Scholars Program

    Faculty coordinate special lectures and workshops in cooperation with the University's Marsico Visiting Scholars Program, which brings guests with backgrounds in topics of interest to our students.


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