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Rochester International Film Festival

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Festival presentation: 

The Rochester International Film Festival, the world’s oldest continuously-held short film festival, has been produced each year since 1959 by Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. Each festival includes a wide variety of narrative films, documentaries, and animations submitted by independent filmmakers from all parts of the world.

All filmmakers are invited to submit entries for consideration. Each film selected for the festival is awarded our distinctive Shoestring Trophy. We screen four completely different shows to large, appreciative, movie-wise audiences at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House International Museum of Film and Photography in Rochester, NY.

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Festival Nickname: 
Movies on a Shoestring
Edition: 
55
Festival Logo: 
Rochester International Film Festival, Movies on a Shoestring
Theme: 
Adventure
African Films
American Films
Animation
Arabic Films
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
Awards
Black Culture Films
British Films
Children
Comedy
Crime
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Family
Fantasy/Science Fiction
French Films
German Films
Historical
Homosexuality
Horror films
Human Rights
Independent
International
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Romance
Science
Spanish Films
Sport
Student films
Thriller
Underground
War
Western
Women
Youth/Teen
Category/Format: 
Short films
Festival Info
Price info: 
Free admission
Opening hours: 
8pm nightly+4pm Sat
Last attendance: 
1500
Next Festival Dates: 
04/25/2012 - 04/27/2012
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
35 - 50
Film call for entry start day: 
09/01/2012
Film call for entry deadline: 
01/15/2013
Festival Ecommerce
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Brian Moffitt
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Josephine M. Perini
Festival Press Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 

Movies on a Shoestring Inc.was founded in 1959 by a group of Rochester-area movie enthusiasts to provide a venue for independent filmmakers to present their cinematic creations. The name was a double entendre: most amateur filmmakers shot on 8 mm back then, and the narrowness of the stock led it to call it “the shoestring gauge.”

We held our first public exhibition at the Rochester Public Library. It consisted of 16 films made by people from the Rochester area. During the second year a film from Toronto, Ontario, Canada was included, and in a modest sense Movies on a Shoestring became an international festival. That was also the year we moved the show to the Dryden Theatre through the courtesy of George Eastman House. Three hundred people attended the performance.

1964 was our first truly international year. We received films from all over the United States as well as five foreign countries. This international activity prompted us in 1965 to identify our shows as the Rochester International Movie Film Festival and to become a charter member of the International Association of Amateur Film Festivals, a world-wide organization dedicated to establishing standards and consistency among festivals of this type.

By 1971 Movies on a Shoestring had firmly established itself among the world’s leading amateur festivals, so we modified our name to the Rochester International Amateur Film Festival. In 1983 we accepted our first video entries. The worldwide growth of film schools and of the film industry in general has led to a great increase in the number of professional quality short films being produced and competing for spots in our festival, so in 1996 we dropped the word “amateur” from our name and became The Rochester International Film Festival.

To provide independent filmmakers even greater public exposure, beginning in 1972, selected films from each year’s festival, based on audience surveys taken at each show, have been assembled into a traveling show called The Best of the Fest. We have made it possible to loan the traveling show, free of charge, to organizations around the state.

Festival Organization
Nom: 
Brian Moffitt
Address: 
Movies on a Shoestring
fest adr2: 
P.O. Box 17746
City: 
Rochester
State: 
NY
Zip code: 
14617
Country: 
United States
Telephone: 
585-234-7411
Fax: 
N/A

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About Rochester International Film Festival

Moffitt Brian
(Movies on a Shoestring)

The oldest short film festival in the world, Rochester International Film Festival, sponsored by Movies on a Shoestring, is held the spring annually at Dryden Theater, George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. www.rochesterfilmfest.org

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