Ridgefield Independent Film Festival continues this weekend with great independent films

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is in full swing with more unique films and panel discussions on Saturday 10/9 and Sunday 10/10.    This great local film festival kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “ A Fine Line” by local film maker Joanna James.  The subject of the documentary is the struggles of women in the culinary and restaurant world.  With only 7% of head chefs in the US being women, it told the tale of several chefs and their struggles to succeed in a male dominated industry.  Ms. James also included the story of her mother Val, who against impossible financial odds was able to flourish in the restaurant business.  The movie was preceded by a reception at the Keeler Tavern garden in Ridgefield and featured foods from local restaurants.  This kind of experience you just cannot get from a streaming service. 

Friday night 10/8, we joined a full house to enjoy several short films highlighting the talents of indie filmmakers. The theme was “ Psych Night”  and the seven short films that included sci-fi, horror, humor and  the  dramatic and moving “Return” which is an indie film from Mexico.

Saturday continues with more short films and the wraps up the evening with the narrative film, “How to Stop a Recurring Dream”.   Sunday’s films will be both shown at the Ridgefield Library and feature 3 short films, and a narrative feature, “Authenticity”. 

Independent film festivals are the platform that allow young creative film makers to display their creations.  It also gives the movie audience  a fresh array of films that cannot be experienced elsewhere.  Tired of the same genre of movies that is in every theater?  Then support your local artists and local film festivals.  It will open a new world for you.

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Ridgefield Independent Film Festival arrives with parties, great films, and panels October 18th-21st


The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is upon us with another great season.  The festival begins Thursday October 18th and runs through Sunday October 21st in Ridgefield Ct.  This very special festival of film will host parties, panel discussions, and film screenings in several locations around Ridgefield.  The locations for the festival are the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Keeler Tavern and the Ridgefield Library.

It looks to be an interesting slate of films at this years festival including documentaries, narrative films (both dramas and comedy), and short films.  There is something for everyone.

We encourage you to check out the amazing list of films and events at the festival by checking out the schedule. See you at the movies !

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Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns October 18th-21. A must attend event of indie films, documentaries, panel discussions, parties and more!

riff_logo_bauhaus-with_type_blackWe are so fortunate to have a very special cinema event right here in our back yard.  Coming October 18-21st 2017, the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival returns!  The festival , that celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling.   We are so excited to be covering this fantastic event.

RIFF has  announced  its Special Event Screenings Line-up. Keynote events featuring films followed by filmmaker Q&As taking place at various Ridgefield, CT locations throughout the festival’s run include: SAY HER NAME: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, follows an investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop, directed by Oscar nominated,Connecticut based directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner;

DANSEUR explores the world of bullying and prejudice towards male ballet dancers directed by Scott Gormley;



THIS IS HOME: A Refugee Story about four Syrian families struggling to find their way to America directed by Peabody Award-winner Alexandra Shiva


VERMONT FANCY about an aging rural farmer who’s struggling with the consequences of his choice to live a life alone directed by Kathleen Dougherty Huxley.

The Closing Night film PURPLE DREAMS, directed by Joanne Hock and produced by Robin Grey, documents the transformation of at-risk, inner city youth attending a magnet charter school in Charlotte, NC that provides arts education. The teenage subjects have the potential to break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and gangrelated violence, when they are given an opportunity to stage the musical The Color Purple. After thescreening, Tony Award-winner and activist James Naughton hosts a talk with Robin Grey.


Scene from the documentary “Vermont Fancy”

 Tickets to the festival are on sale now at http://www.riffct.org. The 2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival runs  October 18-21, 2018.

In addition to all these films there will be special parties to help celebrate the festival.  Check the website for more details of parties hosted at Gallo’s, Aldrich Museum, The Ridgefield Playhouse and more.  Please stay tuned for more details about this exciting film festival bringing  social awareness and fine independent film you will not see anywhere else.   We will be rolling out more information about the festival as the date draws near.

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

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