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



Thank you for a great 20th Annual Rochester International Film Festival!

We look forward to seeing you at the iFilm series throughout the year and at next year's festival in 2016!


Mpls/St. Paul International Film Fest in Twin Cities best of the fest April 24-30!

We are proud have been a part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival for the past 20 years and we could not bring these films to Rochester without the talents of the Jesse Bishop and countless others in the Twin Cities. Catch films you may have missed at the Best of the Fest running April 24-30

Next iFilm: May 13th, 6:00pm @ Rochester Public Library


Directed by Sean Gullette

Morocco / 2013 / Arabic, French & English with English subtitles 

Malika, leader of Traitors, an all-female punk rock band, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier, and her place in it. When she needs money to save her family from eviction and to realize her dreams for the band, Malika agrees to a fast cash proposition: a smuggling run over the mountains for a dangerous drug dealer. But her companion on the road is Amal, a burnt-out young drug mule who Malika decides to free from her enslavement to the dangerous drug dealers. The challenge will put Malika's rebel ethos to the test, and to survive she will have to call on all her instincts and nerve.

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.

French Film series coming to Rochester Public Library beginning May 20th

The Alliance Française Ciné Club is bringing a series of 3 French films to Rochester Public Library this year. The series begins on Wednesday, May 20th a

t 6:00pm with the comedy Amitiés Sincères directed by Stephan Archinard and François Prévôt-Leygonie.

The series continues on July 15th with Jacques Tati's comedy Jour de fête and concludes on September 16th with Claude Chabrol's drama L’Enfer starring François Cluzet and Emmanuel Béart. All movies are free and shown with English subtitles. Download the poster in PDF form.

2015 Film Festival Schedule

Films, film times and filmmaker Q & A sessions are subject to change. Download PDF of schedule.

Date Film Time
Fri, April 17 Opening Reception with hors d'oeuvres and live music 5:30pm
  Tokyo Fiancée (Belgium/Canada/France/Japan) 7:00pm
  Ida (Poland) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Foreign Language Film 9:10pm
Sat, April 18 Marie's Story (France) 12:30pm
  Secrets Of War (Netherlands) 2:30pm
  The Dinkytown Uprising (US/MN) + filmmaker Q & A 4:30pm
  Grandad (Iceland) 7:15pm
  Voice Over (Chile) 9:15pm
Sun, April 19 Antarctic Edge: 70° South (US/Antarctica) + Second Nature short film 12:30pm
  Hello! Jun'ichi (Japan) 2:40pm
  Miss Tibet: Beauty In Exile (US/India) + filmmaker Q & A 4:40pm
  Beatles (Norway) 7:10pm
  Nowhere in Moravia (Czech Republic) 9:30pm
Mon, April 20 Grandad (Iceland) 1:00pm
Citizenfour (Germany/US/UK) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Documentary 3:00pm
  The Owners (Kazakhstan) 5:30pm
  The Golden Era (China/Hong Kong) 7:30pm
Tue, April 21 Beatles (Norway) 2:15pm
  Timbuktu (France/Mauritania) - 2015 Oscar nominee 4:45pm
  Happy Times (Mexico) 7:00pm
  Breakup Buddies (China) 9:00pm
Wed, April 22 Antarctic Edge: 70° South (US/Antarctica) + Second Nature short film 2:15pm
  Theeb (Jordan/Qatar) 4:30pm
  Nena (Netherlands/Germany) 7:00pm
  Citizenfour (Germany/US/UK) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Documentary 9:00pm
Thurs, April 23 The Golden Era (China/Hong Kong) 1:30pm
  Ida (Poland) - 2015 Oscar winner Best Foreign Language Film 5:00pm
  Timbuktu (France/Mauritania) - 2015 Oscar nominee 7:00pm
  Happy Times (Mexico) 9:15pm