Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns with a slate of great indie films. October 7-10

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns October 7th, 2021 with a full slate of indie films.  This is a great event to have right in our backyard.  We attended the Festival two years ago and enjoyed some great films such as “Say Her Name, The Life and Death of Sandra Bland”, “High Resolution” and a wonderful assortment of short features that showcased the talents of young independent film makers. The festival’s mission is to make the world a better place through the sharing of stories via cinema.

Ridgefield resident Joanna James’ award winning documentary feature, “A Fine Line” will open Ridgefield Independent Film Festival’s RIFF 2021 at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center’s Garden House with a catered reception featuring the talents of Fairfield County Chefs: Sarah Bouissou, Barbara Nevins, Jes Bengtson, Silvia Baldini, Anna Llanos, and Chrissy Tracey. The reception will be followed by a screening of the film and a panel discussion. Thursday, October 7th at 6pm. “ A Fine Line”w explores why less than 7 percent of head chefs/restaurant owners are women, when traditionally women have influenced the greatest male chefs in the kitchen.

  Tickets are now on sale https://www.riffct.org/film-guide-2021/a-fine-line

The tasty event is sponsored by Dough Wines and will benefit Joanna’s non-profit MAPP https://mappimpact.org/about which empowers women to lead through mentorship and advocacy, and the annual Ridgefield High School filmmaker lab to mentor students in creating their first film. Tickets to this event are $35 which includes the reception – beginning at 6pm, the film screening – at 7pm, and the post screening panel discussion. Film enthusiasts may choose to purchase an ALL ACCESS pass for just $100 which allows access to all RIFF screenings and events which, in addition to this event, includes 30 more films, Psych Night and the Saturday night Marquee Film and After Party, as well as virtual screenings. Parking is available at the First Congregational Church. This is a limited capacity event, so get your tickets today!

There are 30 films in the Festival starting on Thursday October 7th and ending on Sunday October 10th

See film guide here > https://www.riffct.org/film-guide-2021

Please note that all in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination for Covid-19 with corresponding I.D.  Facemasks will also be required.

Tickets are now on sale for all RIFF events and can be accessed through RIFFs website https://www.riffct.org

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival Festival was founded in 2015 by local playwright and filmmaker, Joanne Hudson and started in May of 2016 at seven venues throughout Ridgefield, CT; screening 72 films from 26 countries. Since then (under Festival Directors: Megan Smith Harris, Jill Mango and Sean Murphy and, since 2018, the leadership of Executive Director, Geoffrey Morris) the festival has attracted the likes of celebrities Allison Williams, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Tambor, as well as talented local and international filmmakers. This year’s festival will be an intimate and highly curated festival with the same independent spirit in which it began: in the hopes of making the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories through cinema.

See you at the movies!

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