Welcome to the High Falls Women’s Film Festival!

A river and its high waterfall forged Rochester, NY, the home of Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman, creating a landscape that would ultimately change women’s rights and the film industry forever. By celebrating women in film since 2001, we have been a part of a cascade of change for an artform and for women everywhere.


For nearly 20 years, our film festival has been celebrating and creating opportunity for women filmmakers from all over the world, not just by screening their films, but by also inviting them to be part of the larger conversation on inequality in the film industry.

We celebrate and create opportunity for women in film, while informing, engaging and inspiring our local community.

Please join us November 5-9 for another year of engaging films, panels, and events celebrating women in film!

Kate Herrmann, Executive Director