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2017 High Falls Film Festival

All Films & Events

2017 Program Lineup


  1. Zilla & Zoe

    Jessica Scalise / USA / 2017 / Comedy, Narrative Feature Film / 104 mins
    Zoe, age 10, is obsessed with making horror films. A deadline for a big horror contest is coming up, and Zoe is determined to win. But when her father, concerned about her increasingly gory activities, orders her to stop making horror films and shoot her sister's wedding week instead, Zoe has no other choice... To win the contest of her dreams, she will have to turn her sister's wedding into a horror film.
    Zilla & Zoe

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:15 pm


  2. Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award Ceremony

    Event
    High Falls Film Festival is honored to present the 2017 Susan B. Anthony "Failure Is Impossible" Award to Nancy Schreiber, ASC in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers in the industry.

    Precedes: The Divine Order – Opening Film

    Susan B. Anthony Award Ceremony

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:30 pm

    Precedes:
    The Divine Order – Opening Night Film

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:00 pm


  3. Thursday “Coffee Chat” – FREE Admission

    Coffee Chat / 60 mins
    Engage with filmmakers and festival fans from a front-row-seat during an intimate and informal one-hour talk.
    Coffee Chat – Opening Night

    Festival Lounge
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:30 pm FREE


  4. Opening Night Party at Arbor Loft

    Party / 180 mins
    Join us for a fabulous opening party at Arbor Loft, the elegant event space overlooking Downtown Rochester and the East End. Mingle with visiting filmmakers and film fans and enjoy decadent desserts, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar plus live music.

    Preceded by: The Divine Order – Opening Film, Seeing Is Believing – Women Direct with Q & A

    Opening Night Party

    Arbor Loft
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    The Divine Order – Opening Night Film

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:30 pm


  5. Friday “Coffee Chat” – FREE Admission

    Coffee Chat / 60 mins
    Engage with filmmakers and festival fans from a front-row-seat during an intimate and informal one-hour talk, featuring the NY LOVES FILM Roundtable.
    Coffee Chat – Friday

    Friday, November 3, 2017 4:30 pm Not Available


  6. Kids’ Short Films Program – FREE Admission

    54 mins
    The High Falls Film Festival is proud to host a FREE special screening of the Rochester International Children’s Film Festival.
    Kids’ Shorts – FREE

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:30 am FREE


  7. Saturday “Coffee Chat” – FREE Admission

    Coffee Chat / 60 mins
    Engage with filmmakers and festival fans from a front-row-seat during an intimate and informal one-hour talk. Special guest, entertainment lawyers Mark Costello and Alan Lockwood of Boylan Code LLP.
    Coffee Chat – Saturday Morning

    Festival Lounge
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:30 am FREE


  8. NY LOVES FILM Roundtable – FREE Admission

    Panel Discussion / 60 mins
    Meet the team from the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development for a roundtable discussion of all things productive in New York State – tax credits, location scouting, finding stages and crew, and more. Whether you’re a first time filmmaker wondering where to start or a veteran producer looking to catch up on the latest, this informal face-to-face Q&A is an invaluable opportunity to meet Team NY and hear, firsthand about all the great things New York State has to offer.
    NY LOVES FILM Roundtable/Coffee Chat

    Festival Lounge
    Friday, November 3, 2017 4:30 pm FREE


  9. Short Films by the Women of RIT’s School of Film and Animation

    96 mins
    A tradition since the festival began in 2001, High Falls proudly presents a shorts program showcasing work by the female students of the School of Film and Animation (SOFA) at Rochester Institute of Technology. This year we feature both live action and animated films.
    Women of SOFA Shorts – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:00 pm


  10. Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    Party
    Cap off the biggest day of the festival with us at the East End's hippest venue, Ballroom 384 at City Grill, located at 384 East Avenue.

    Preceded by: SOOF-2, The Tree

    Saturday Spotlight Party

    Ballroom 384 at City Grill
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    SOOF-2

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

    Preceded By:
    The Tree – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 5:30 pm