For nearly 20 years, the High Falls Women's Film Festival has celebrated the artistry and innovation of women in film. The festival is one of a very few film festivals worldwide that recognizes the women behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines. What better place to celebrate women in film than in Rochester, NY-a city with the legacy as the birthplace of film AND the women's rights movement.
The High Falls Women’s Films Festival presents more than 50 features, documentaries, and shorts, including a children’s program and student-filmmaker program, in addition to panel discussions, opening and closing night parties, and informal “Coffee With” events featuring visiting filmmakers and artists.
Are you a first-time attendee? We're sharing festival info and what you need to know before you go to the 2019 High Falls Women's Film Festival happening October 31-November 3, 2019.
Films are screened at the landmark Little Theatre in Rochester's vibrant East End district, an area filled with excellent dining and abundant night life — all just a short walk away. There is free parking in close proximity to The Little Theatre. On-street parking is free after 6 pm and all day on weekends. The Little Theatre has a parking lot off Winthrop Street with additional parking behind the theaters. The East End Garage is just a short walk from The Little Theatre.
Check out the full list of films that will be shown during the 2019 High Falls Women's Film Festival by category.
In addition to screenings, the festival facilitates discussions, panels, workshops, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and celebrity guests, and more. Click for a full list of special events happening during this year's film festival.
All-Access & Film-Only Festival Passes: Festival Passes give you priority access to screenings without having to select tickets in advance of the festival. Simply show up at the screening of your choice 30 minutes prior to the published screening start time to gain priority entrance to the theatre. All Pass-holders must be seated 15 minutes prior to the published screening start time to guarantee their seats. We will sell open seats to Rush Line patrons 10 minutes before the scheduled screening time.
Advance Tickets: Tickets and passes may be ordered online until 8 am the day of each screening using credit card payments only. You may print your tickets at home or show your tickets on your smartphone to gain entry at each screening.
Same-Day Tickets: Tickets and passes may be ordered online until 8 am the day of each screening using credit card payments only. You may print your tickets at home or show your tickets on your smart phone to gain entry at each screening.
Sold Out/Rush Tickets: If a screening is “sold out” online and at the box office, don’t worry! If pass holders and industry guests don’t show up, the festival organizers release tickets to the rush line 10 minutes before showtime. If so, tickets will be sold to those in the rush line on a first-come, first-serve basis. The rush line will form 30 minutes before the start of the show. Only cash will be accepted for Rush Tickets.
For more information on the High Falls Women's Film Festival, a full festival schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, visit highfallsfilmfestival.com/2019. Share your High Falls Women's Film Festival experience with us on social media using #VisitROC.