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2019 RIFF Founder's Pass




The 2019 RIFF Founders Pass is your VIP All-Access to Every RIFF Screening, special event, panel discussion, and party ALL YEAR LONG.
No Tickets, No Lines, No Worries ... just show up at any RIFF event to receive your PASS and we'll treat you like a star!

VR Showcase

Saturday, October 12, 12 PM

Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club

The Future is here, and Virtual is Reality ... come see some of the newest VR Games, Tools, Technology and Immersive Content during our Inaugural VR Showcase Presented by the Connecticut Film, Television & Digital Media Office - hosted by our new Venue Partner, The Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club ... and featuring the technical wizards from Sacred Heart University's VR-Lab program.


Saturday Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

Ridgefield Theater Barn

RIFF's Inaugural Competition Underwritten by the Film & Television Masters Program at Sacred Heart University. A short film project, the winning script will have a staged table read and receive a $25,000 Production Services Grant from SHU to help produce the film to premiere at next year's festival. This year's Inaugural film - LITTLE THINGS - from 2019 SHU grad Tyler Steriing - is a dark, twisted, hilarious take on love, life and death - and will be screened.

2019 RIFF AWARDS & Filmmaker Gala

Saturday Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:30 PM

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Celebrate the films we all love to see as you join us for a Gala RIFF Soiree, highlighting its films and their creators, and cheer them on as we present the 2019 RIFF AWARDS.

The coveted RIFF REELS will be handed out in 10 different categories, including Best Of Fest.  So, come enjoy a movie-themed night out at the fabulous venue of our Oscar Screening Party, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  Filmmakers, film lovers, great food and fun. It's an event you won't want to miss.

RIFF Dance Party

Friday, October 11 @9 PM

Ridgefield Theater Barn


Page -to- Stage Event

Saturday Oct 12, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

Ridgefield Theater Barn


Our Inaugural Screenwriting Competition sponsored by the Connecticut Film, TV and Digital Media Office celebrates the creative talents of the Nutmeg State, with eligible scripts featuring CT personalities, locations or history.  There will be a full stage reading of the winning script, which will also receive a development prize from the International Screenwriters Association.

RIFFing WITH John DiLeo


Saturday Oct 12  @ 6:30 PM

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


John DiLeo is the author of six highly regarded books about classic movies. In this delightful compilation of rarely seen classic-movie clips John will share an assortment of gaffes, head-scratchers, and in-jokes, from Yul Brynner’s now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t earring to Cyd Charisse’s mysteriously altered costume mid-dance, plus a few misbehaving extras and stagehands.  Adding to the fun are bit parts from future superstars, surprise entrances by legends, and, of course, Hitchcock’s famed cameos.  It’s a funny, lighthearted “insider’s peek” at the dream factory, including appearances from Cary Grant, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire, and Ava Gardner.


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