Ridgefield's first independent film festival opens May 20
Grab your vintage reading glasses and your leather messenger bag, Ridgefield just got too hip to quit. The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival—or RIFF—the next big thing to hit the Ridgefield art scene, opens May 20.
With six venues and 72 films from 24 different countries, the three-day festival promises to be packed with creativity and culture.
The film selections fall into six categories: Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Animated Shorts, and Student Films.
Of the 200 films originally submitted, 72 were selected by a group of volunteers and staff. Each film received multiple views before the selection process, and final views by the programming team.
The films will be distributed between six participating venues: the Ridgefield Playhouse, the Prospector Theater, the Aldrich Museum, Keeler Tavern, the Ridgefield Library, and the Garden of Ideas.
The films have been carefully curated and paired with other films to provide the best viewing experience.
In addition to the screenings, the festival will feature master classes, a series of short seminars led by film experts and working professionals. Tickets and passes can be purchased on the RIFF website.
Various passes are available, including ones for all screenings, all screenings and master classes, all festival, or the all-inclusive all access. Tickets can also be purchased for individual screenings. For more information, visit riff.website.