The annual November festival gala kicks off this evening at 6:30. Created in 1988 by Donna Guthrie and Jere Martin, the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is a unique experience, being the longest-running event of its kind. Showcased throughout the weekend are films that reveal the world from a womanly perspective. The fest honours these films and their filmmakers in ways that inspire, educate, and entice conversations, in addition to entertaining audiences.
Venues for film screenings include:
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – will also host the Friday night gala
- Armstrong Hall, Colorado College
- Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College – in the Richard F. Celeste Theatre and Screening Room
Each venue is handicap accessible. Food is not permitted inside.
In addition to the screenings, this year contains a fantastic lineup of filmmakers attending. They will participate in a panel during Saturday's lunch. Discussions will be moderated, however audience participation is appreciated and encouraged.
Sunday presents an opportunity for a 15-minute, in-depth interaction with attending filmmakers. There will be a “roundtable discussion,” where participating ticket-holders chat one-on-one with the festival's filmmakers. After, everyone rotates to a different table and continues down the line. Seats for this event are limited, and may not be available closer to the event.
A complete schedule for the weekend can be found on the RMWFF website. A list of films featured at this year's festival can be found here. The box office is now closed, but tickets may still be purchased at any of the above venues.