RRFF is dedicated to the enrichment of Lancaster and its artistic community through the promotion of independent films and continued economic development, celebration of the arts, tourism growth, and education of the industry. This festival recognizes the many voices of filmmakers across the planet and celebrates their perspectives, cultures and visions.
RRFF seeks to expand an thriving arts community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lancaster is home to world-renowned artists, musicians and entertainers. RRFF will build on this foundation and become a new arena for filmmakers to showcase global perspectives and independent thought to a variety of audiences. The long-term goal is to enhance cultural and economic development in Lancaster and throughout the region.
Downtown Lancaster, the site of RRFF, is at once a charming reminder of the region's history of cultural diversity and a look to the future of this thriving small city. With world-class restaurants, a dazzling array of nightlife options, dozens of small business owners and merchants, museums, live music venues, gorgeous parks and the oldest continuously operated farmers' market in the nation all in a 7.4-square-mile location, Lancaster City keeps locals and visitors entertained.