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2018 High Falls Film Festival

Films & Events

2018 Complete Program Lineup


  1. Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    Party
    Cap off the biggest day of the festival with us in the old world grandeur of The Century Club.

    Preceded by: The White Orchid – with director Q&A

    Saturday Spotlight Party

    The Century Club
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    The White Orchid – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:30 pm


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

    92 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 3, 2018 12:30 pm


  3. Short Films Program 1

    105 mins
    Love, friendship, fear, grief, obsession - universal human emotions brilliantly captured by filmmakers from around the world.
    Shorts Program 1

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 pm Available at box office


  4. Short Films Program 2

    110 mins
    Courageous women in vastly different circumstances show the power of the human spirit.
    Shorts Program 2

    The Little Theatre - #5
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:30 pm


  5. Sony VENICE Presentation

    Learn about Sony's next generation motion picture camera with forward thinking full frame sensor, phenomenal color science and user-friendly operation.
    Sony VENICE Presentation

    Sony Festival Lounge
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:00 pm FREE

    Sony VENICE Presentation

    Sony Festival Lounge
    Friday, November 2, 2018 5:00 pm FREE

    Sony VENICE Presentation

    Sony Festival Lounge
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:30 am FREE

    Sony VENICE Presentation

    Sony Festival Lounge
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:30 am FREE


  6. Sunday “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 – Sunday Morning

    Sony Festival Lounge
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:30 am FREE


  7. Surviving Home

    Jillian Moul and Matthew Moul / USA / 2017 / Documentary Feature Film / 85 mins
    SURVIVING HOME is the incredible eight-year journey of U.S. military veterans from four generations as they discover unique ways to overcome post-war challenges, transforming their lives and continuing their service to others.
    Surviving Home – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Sunday, November 4, 2018 6:30 pm


  8. This Changes Everything – Opening Film with director Q&A

    Tom Donahue / USA / 2018 / Documentary Feature Film / 97 mins
    Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices in front of and behind the camera, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING takes an incisive look into the history, empirical evidence, and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination and thus reinforce disparity in our culture. Most importantly, the film seeks pathways and solutions from within and outside the industry, and around the world.

    Precedes: Opening Night Party – sponsored by ESL Federal Credit Union

    This Changes Everything – Opening Film with Q & A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:30 pm Available at box office

    Precedes:
    Opening Night Party

    Arbor Loft
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 pm Available at the door


  9. Tribute to Thérèse DePrez

    A tribute to Thérèse DePrez, Rochester native and award winning film production designer.
    Tribute to Thérèse DePrez

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 pm Free and open to the public


  10. The White Orchid – with director Q&A

    Steve Anderson / USA / 2018 / Narrative Feature Film, Thriller / 87 mins
    A shy Social Services investigator is reluctantly assigned to an unsolved, small-town homicide case. Taking both personal and professional chances, she slowly assumes the identity of the enigmatic blond victim - known only as "The White Orchid" - in hopes of solving the mysterious murder.

    Precedes: Saturday Night Spotlight Party

    The White Orchid – with Q&A

    The Little Theatre - #1
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:30 pm

    Precedes:
    Saturday Spotlight Party

    The Century Club
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 pm