Rochester International Film Festival

RIFF | Rochester Int'l. Film Festival // produced & presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc. (est. 1959)

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 Animation, Children, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student, TV, Web
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 3 DAYS. DOZENS of FILMS. 1,000s of FILM LOVERS.

The Rochester Int'l. Film Festival is produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc. (est. 1959)--a 100% volunteer run nonprofit--and is the longest running, continually held Short Film festival ... in the world! Our 60th Annual fest is April 26-28, 2018.

Over the course of three days we host four distinct screenings, showing dozens of films to 1,000s of film lovers at the famed Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. Submit your short film (<30 min.) today and consider joining us next Spring.

GET MORE THAN YOU EVER BARGAINED FOR.

Our selection process is twofold. In Preliminary Judging, your entry is viewed in its entirety. Each submission receives a thoughtful Critique Letter which sums up Screening Committee Members' comments. Select films then move on to Final Judging.

If after Final Judging your film is selected for viewing at the Rochester Int'l. Film Festival, you will be awarded our distinctive Shoestring Trophy and be invited to attend our fest. Once here, you'll participate in audience Q&A sessions ... and much more.
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Festival website http://www.RochesterFilmFest.org

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Short Films

Description Film length must be less than 30 minutes
Dates Open call: Jul 16, 2017

Early bird deadline: Dec 01, 2017
Regular deadline: Feb 01, 2018
Late deadline: Feb 04, 2018

Notification date: Mar 30, 2018
Fees
Plan OFF
Short
Plan ON
All lengths
Early bird deadline    38.99 USD    35.00 USD
Regular deadline    53.99 USD    50.00 USD
Latest deadline    53.99 USD    50.00 USD
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
Turn on your Film Plan now!
Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules Film must be under 30 minutes in length