20th Annual Rochester International Film festival April 17 - 23, 2015
Rochester International Film Group



Preliminary List of 2015 Films released!

RIFG poster 2011These are the films that are likely to appear at the 20th Rochester International Film Festival (all titles subject to change). Times and dates are still being determined. Click on a title to find our more about the film and see the trailer (when available). Check back here for updates and for special 20th Anniversary Film Fest announcements soon!

20th Annual Rochester International Film Festival will be held on April 17th - 23rd at Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine !

The 20th Anniversary film festival dates have been announced: the festival will open on Friday, April 17th and continue through Thursday, April 23rd at Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine - 4340 Maine Ave SE
Rochester, Minnesota.

We are in the process of making special plans for our 20th year - keep checking back here for more details and special events.

Next iFilm: April 8th, 6:00pm @ Rochester Public Library

The Dark Valley

Directed by Andreas Prochaska
Austria and Germany / 2014 / German with English subtitles

Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn't given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner's sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment.

In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it's clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner's family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him.