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2017 High Falls Film Festival

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  1. Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC to be honored with Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award

    Posted October 17th, 2017 by Kate Herrmann in Uncategorized

      The High Falls Film Festival is proud 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. Nancy is an award-winning cinematographer based in both New York and […]


  2. Festival Schedule Announced

    Posted October 9th, 2017 by Kate Herrmann in Uncategorized

      The High Falls Film Festival has announced its slate of films taking place November 2-6 at the Little Theatre, with other events at venues around Rochester’s East End. Currently in its 16th year, the festival continues to celebrate the role of women in the industry, both in front of—and behind—the camera. The program boasts […]


  3. New Roles for HFFF Team

    Posted April 26th, 2017 by Kate Herrmann in Uncategorized

        Planning is underway for the 2017 High Falls Film Festival with the same team returning but with new roles. Nora Brown has been named Artistic Director of HFFF and continues to serve as the Film Commissioner and Executive Director of the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission.  As Artistic Director of the High Falls Film […]


  4. Kodak and High Falls Film Festival launch 2016 competition for shorts shot on film

    Posted July 22nd, 2016 by Kate Herrmann in News, Uncategorized

      Submissions are being accepted by High Falls Film Festival of shorts made on film, to be considered for the KODAK Vision Award, which marries the festival’s mission with Kodak’s commitment to supporting the achievement of women in the industry. Shorts made on film, under 30 minutes in length, are being accepted through Sept. 10 […]


  5. “Best of Fests” Returns for Second Year

    Posted April 14th, 2016 by Kate Herrmann in Uncategorized

    Three-day “Best of the Fests” returns for second year — presenting the favorite films from High Falls, ImageOut, and Rochester Jewish film festivals April 27-29 Rochester, N.Y. – A collaborative event titled “Best of the Fests” celebrates three of Rochester’s largest film festivals, sharing the “best” movies with a broader film-loving audience. The film festivals are High […]


  6. KODAK High Falls Vision Award Winner Announced

    Posted March 8th, 2016 by Kate Herrmann in Uncategorized

      British filmmaker Katy Milner has been named the inaugural winner of the KODAK High Falls Vision Award, which honors and supports women filmmakers. Milner earned an in-kind grant of motion-picture film from Kodak valued at $2,000, to be utilized for her autobiographical short “Graffiti.” The announcement was made today in honor of International Women’s […]


  7. KODAK High Falls Vision Award Announcement

    Posted November 10th, 2015 by kathygoll in Uncategorized

    As a sponsor of the High Falls Film Festival and in honor of a milestone anniversary in filmmaking, Eastman Kodak Co. will present the Kodak High Falls Vision Award to the winning treatment of a short film (max. length 5 minutes) by female filmmakers of all ages. The winner will receive an in-kind film grant of […]


  8. Executive Director Nora Brown and Rochester’s own Director Nick DiBella appear on Fox Rochester this morning!

    Posted November 10th, 2015 by kathygoll in Uncategorized

    Festival Executive Director Nora Brown and filmmaker Nick DiBella talk all things High Falls Film Festival this morning on Fox Rochester WUHF. Nick describes how he shot his film Wildflower at various locations in the Rochester area with the help of the Rochester Film Office!


  9. Welcome to the High Falls Film Festival!

    Posted November 6th, 2015 by kathygoll in Uncategorized

      From our Executive Director We are on a mission to celebrate the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking by showing the best independent films created by female cinematic artists. I am proud to serve the festival as its executive director while also serving as the Rochester/Finger Lakes film commissioner. As a longtime filmmaker myself, […]


  10. The Rochester Film Legacy Award to be Given to Marilyn O’Connor

    Posted November 5th, 2015 by kathygoll in Uncategorized

    High Falls Film Festival will present the Rochester Film Legacy Award to Marilyn O’Connor, an energetic supporter and lover of film who was a member of the Festival’s founding board of directors. The award ceremony will take place 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at The Little Theatre. The Rochester Film Legacy Award honors a filmmaker or […]