The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) has announced its 2017 selections. The annual festival, in its second year, runs May 19-21 and will screen 55 films from 19 countries at various venues in Ridgefield.
Passes are on sale now at early bird prices ($100 for ALL FESTIVAL passes and $75 for ALL FILM passes) at www.riff.website.
The films were selected by a 25-person screening committee comprised of local film lovers and arts community leaders of all ages, with RIFF's mission in mind: To make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema.
The 2017 selections include full-length and short narrative features, long- and short-form documentaries, animated films, web/new media series and student films and come from places as nearby as Wilton and Norwalk, and as far away as South Africa, Iran, Taiwan, Israel, Germany, Australia and Andorra.
"The RIFF screening committee viewed more than 275 films over the past few months and narrowed down the selections to showcase the finest independent films," said RIFF Co-Director Sean M. Murphy. "We were so impressed by the caliber of filmmaking shown by all entrants. We believe that this year's slate builds upon last year's amazing showcase."
The schedule for RIFF is still being finalized, but there are a few special screenings that have already been confirmed. More to be announced soon.
- What Children Do — A comedy about two estranged sisters who are thrust back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother and are forced to try to repair their feral relationship. Screening on Saturday, May 20th in the evening at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Director Dean Peterson and cast and crew members. http://whatchildrendomovie.com