Rochester International Film Festival

Rochester Int'l. Film Festival (RIFF) // produced & presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc.

60th edition

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2018
Rochester, New York, United States

Open Call Jul 16, 2017 - Feb 04, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM TODAY & GET MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR! The Rochester Int'l. Film Festival is the longest-running, continuously-held, short-film festival in the world. Over 3 days we screen dozens of films for 1,000s of film lovers at the famed Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. Our next fest runs April 26-28, 2018.

Submit by Dec. 1, 2017, for 30% OFF our submission fee.

In Preliminary judging, your entry is viewed start-to-finish. You then receive a critique letter which sums up our screening committee's comments. If your film is selected for viewing at the Rochester Int'l. Film Festival, you'll be awarded our distinctive Shoestring Trophy.

Want (5) more reasons to enter our festival? You got ‘em!

Filmmakers who attend our award-winning fest enjoy: Private tours of the George Eastman Museum’s film archives, networking with filmmakers from around the world, help arranging individual accommodations, day trips to places like Niagara Falls, lunches, dinner parties, etc.

Go to, print an entry form and mail it in with your film. It really is that easy. Rochester Int'l. Film Festival | c/o MOAS | P.O. Box 17746 | Rochester, NY 14617 | | voicemail: (585) 496-4433, EST.
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