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Each year the Rochester International Film Festival screens dozens of world class short films for enthusiastic film goers and visiting filmmakers from around the globe. This year will be no different! If you’re new to the fest or simply want to learn more, click on the links below to explore this year’s program and programs from prior years.

64th Festival May 5-7, 2022

Our Festival 64th Festival May 5-7, 2022Promo MOAS Promo Viewer discretion advised: Films may contain Adult themes, content or language. Those likely best suited to Ages 18+ have been marked MA for Mature Audience.Sessions Thursday, May 5, 8pmLorenza's Bike Patricio...

63rd Festival August 26-28, 2021

Our Festival 63rd Festival August 26-28, 2021Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, August 26, 8pmKapaemahu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hawaii, USA 8 min (Animation) Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach and...

62nd Festival Online June 21-27, 2020

Our Festival 62nd Festival Online June 21-27, 2020Promo MOAS Promo Viewer discretion advised: Films may contain Adult themes, content or language. Those likely best suited to Ages 18+ have been marked MA for Mature Audience.Sessions Online Sunday, June 21-27, 2020...

61st Festival May 9-11, 2019

Our Festival 61st Festival May 9-11, 2019Promo MOAS Promo Viewer discretion advised: Films may contain Adult themes, content or language. Those likely best suited to Ages 18+ have been marked MA for Mature Audience.Sessions Thursday, May 9, 8pmThe Traffic Separating...

60th Festival April 26-28, 2018

Our Festival 60th Festival April 26-28, 2018Promo MOAS Promo Viewer discretion advised: Films may contain Adult themes, content or language. Those likely best suited to Ages 18+ have been marked MA for Mature Audience.Sessions Thursday, April 26, 8pmYou Are Here...

59th Festival April 20-22, 2017

Our Festival 59th Festival April 20-22, 2017Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 20, 8pmGeneration Gap Chris Fiorentini, USA 11 min (Drama) After slipping out of a mental institution, one patient appears to meet up with his father.Après l’hiver (After Winter)...

58th Festival April 14-16, 2016

Our Festival 58th Festival April 14-16, 2016Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 14, 8pmPaper Wrap Fire Raymond Yeung, New York, NY 13 min (Drama) A Chinese teenager is left waiting in a community center while his single mother goes to work. A sequence of events...

57th Festival April 23-25, 2015

Our Festival 57th Festival April 23-25, 2015Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 23, 8pmMy Dear Americans Arpita Kumar, USA 7 min (Drama) Tejpreet, a recent immigrant to the U.S., is reluctant to embrace her new American identity. In contrast, her husband...

56th Festival April 10-12, 2014

Our Festival 56th Festival April 10-12, 2014Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 10, 8pm9-1-1  Andrew Fairbank, USA 16 min (Drama) A 9-1-1 operator receives a frantic call and every word matters when the call is being recorded.Le train bleu (The Blue Train)...

55th Festival April 25-27, 2013

Our Festival 55th Festival April 25-27, 2013Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 25, 8pmThe Future Venetia Taylor, Australia 8 min (narrative/comedy/drama)When you’re young and in love, the future seems bright… but then what?Was du nicht siehst (I Spy with my...

54th Festival April 19-21 2012

Our Festival 54th Festival April 19-21, 2012Promo MOAS PromoSessions Thursday, April 19, 8pmShoplifting Neil Triffett, Melbourne, Australia, live action, drama, 14 min. Pete, an aging career shoplifter struggles to keep control of his family and his life when security...

53rd Festival April 14-16, 2011

Our Festival 53rd Festival April 14-16, 2011Sessions Thursday, April 14, 8pmSpecial Presentation Jim Lindner,Media Matters, LLC 1976 MOAS Trophy recipient Jim Lindner is an internationally respected authority on the preservation and migration of electronic media. Jim...

52nd Festival April 22-24, 2010

Our Festival 52nd Festival April 22-24, 2010Sessions Thursday, April 22, 8pmUn Café pour l’Amérique Jossy Mayor Luxemburg, Belgium narr, 20 min. Pierre is a very shy man in his sixties, recently retired, with neither family nor friends. What will he do now?...

51st Festival April 23-25, 2009

Our Festival 51st Festival April 23-25, 2009Sessions Thursday, April 23, 8pmRoom in New York John Kaiser Los Angeles, CA 5 minutes A visual interpretation of Edward Hopper’s 1932 painting.Revolutionary Wall Carl Paoli Chicago, IL 24 minutes The filmmaker sets out to...

50th Festival April 30-May 3, 2008

Our Festival 50th Festival April 30-May 3, 2008Sessions Wednesday, April 30, 7pmINSTANT KARMA Director/Producer/Writer: Tristan Higgs; US, 2008, 8 minutes Alex attempts to end a run of bad luck by trying his hand at credit card fraud.MURDERING MAMA’S BOY...

49th Festival May 3-5, 2007

Our Festival 49th Festival May 3-5, 2007Sessions Thursday, May 3, 8pmA Life’s Work – Jason Crain An emotional filmmaking experiment that portrays the story of a woman’s 86 year life in 24 hours.Let’s Have Tea – Pepsy M. Kettavong, Matt Cottom This documentary is about...

48th Festival May 4-6, 2006

Our Festival 48th Festival May 4-6, 2006Sessions Thursday, May 4, 8pmMotherless Child-Remnants of the Subway – Fredrick Armstrong & James P. Harte, Rochester, NY After a close-up study of decay, the viewer is taken on a “Phantom Ride” through the vacant tunnel...

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The Rochester International Film Festival is produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc., offering four distinct screenings each year at George Eastman Museum’s famed Dryden Theatre in Rochester NY.

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