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Fairs & Festivals in the Finger Lakes

Film Festivals

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

When: 1 week at the end of March through the beginning of April

Where: various venues around Ithaca, NY 14850, but especially on the Ithaca College campus.

Multimedia interarts extravaganza that reboots the environment and sustainability into a larger global conversation, embracing issues ranging from labor, war, health, disease, music, intellectual property, fine art, software, remix culture, economics, archives, AIDS, women’s rights and human rights.

Syracuse International Film Festival

When: 10 days at the end of April and beginning of May

Where: various venues throughout the city

Contact: 315-443-8826

Roughly 170 long and short films in all genre. Some filmmakers will be in attendance.

Rochester International Film Festival (a.k.a. Movies on a Shoestring)

When: Thursday through Saturday at the middle of April

Where: Dryden Theatre, George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Contact: 585-234-7411

Free admission to some of the best international films around.

Ted Case Film Festival

When: 2nd Friday and Saturday in June

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY 13021

Works of 30 minutes or less from filmmakers in Central New York.

Rochester Jewish Film Festival

When: 7 days beginning in mid-June

Where: see note below

Contact: 585-461-2000 x237

The Festival screens more than 25 films of Jewish interest at both the historic Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House and the Little Theatre in the heart of Rochester’s cultural district. 

Image Out: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival

When: 10 days beginning in early October

Where: various locations, see Web site

Contact: 585-271-2640

The region's largest LGBT cultural event with 70 films and videos from nearly a dozen countries.

High Falls Film Festival

When: 6 days near the beginning of November

Where: various venues, see Web site

Contact: 585-554-3539

More than 80 features, documentaries, shorts, and children's films.


Updated 26 June 2018








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