Typically, independent films from around the world are shown in different venues in Lancaster’s downtown corridor, and festival-goers can meet the filmmakers after their showings, as well as throughout the town. While we are adjusting our format for this season's festival with respect to COVID protocols and a long, strange pandemic year, we look forward to exhibiting these films in a theater setting with a live audience, and we'll return to our festival format in 2022.
The Red Rose Film Festival brings filmmakers and the Lancaster community together to enjoy the wonderful stories that can be told through the medium of film. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of shorts, documentaries and feature-length films, as well as panel discussions. If we are permitted by local and state laws, we may consider adding physical events.
Ticket information and offerings will be updated shortly.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
The Red Rose (Best Local Film)
*Best Director NEW
*Best Actor NEW
*Best Actress NEW
See the About page for more description of each film category.
The Festivals’ Selection Committee reviews all films and rates them accordingly:
F (Family): Suitable for any age; very little to no potentially objectionable content.
G (General Audience): Some scenes may include violence (implicit or explicit), sexual themes, drug use or mild adult language.
M (Mature): Multiple/prominent scenes including explicit violence, sex or sexual themes, drug use and/or adult language.
What will tickets look like this year? Will I have the option to buy an all-access pass like last year?
Film's will be scheduled as "In-Person" Screenings each week. POS purchase tickets will be available. Additional Information to Follow
Will you have discounts for seniors/students as you did last year?
We are still sorting out these details, but we always love to provide discounts where we can!
Are the festival dates/film submission dates changing?
Please see "Submit" tab for details on submission dates.
Can I still be a sponsor/donor?
Yes, absolutely! More than ever, RRFF relies on the generous spirit of community members like you. We still have sponsorship opportunities for branding and advertising, and donors may contribute via the GoFundMe account, the PayPal account or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have volunteer opportunities this year?
As we have adjusted our festival scope and scale this year, our need for volunteers has lessened temporarily, though we are always scouting for enthusiastic filmgoers who love to be a part of a great community celebration of art, local economy, downtown development and fun!
What's the best way to learn about updates and news for RR|FF?
We encourage you to join our email newsletter (found on our home page) and our social media platforms (links at the bottom of each page) to keep abreast of everything RRFF.