Film Festival Logistics

Film Showings:

Independent films from around the world will be shown in different venues in Lancaster’s downtown corridor around Prince and King Streets. Meet the filmmakers of the nominated films after their showings, as well as throughout the town. Directors, producers, actors from around the world will be attending.

Additional Information:

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. Guests will enjoy a variety of shorts, documentaries and feature-length films, as well as panel discussions and special evening events.

Films will be shown in different venues throughout downtown Lancaster with additional panelists at two venues. You can purchase individual tickets, day passes or a weekend pass, depending the number of films you wish to see and the additional entertainment planned. This is a festival you won't want to miss!


Nearly $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners of these film categories:

Best Feature Film – $10,000 

Best Short Film – $2,500

Best Documentary – $2,500

Best Student Film – $2,500

The Next Gen Award (High School Film) - Honorary

The Red Rose (Best Local Film) Honorary 

Film Ratings:

The Festivals’ Selection Committee reviews all films and rates them accordingly as:  F (Family), GA (General Audience), M (Mature)

Do I bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring digital tickets/receipts to the box office; you may go directly to the venue where a volunteer will scan your digital ticket for entry. The same principle applies for physical tickets.

What about my all-access pass or filmmakers' pass?

Print the receipt (or have it available on your mobile phone) for your all-access pass (general or filmmaker) and bring it to the Box Office to receive a physical pass.

Other ticketing questions:

General tickets will be available for purchase online or at the Box Office throughout the festival. For any other questions, please email until Nov 5th, 2020. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door of each venue via Credit Card or Cash Payment.

How do I buy tickets?

Please visit the Tickets page for all ticketing information, schedule of events, rules and regulations, and pricing and package specifics. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door of each venue via Credit Card or Cash Payment.

Why aren't you selling tickets to individual films or showtimes?

The Red Rose Film Festival respects and understands each ticket holder has an individual interest and desire to screen as many films as possible. As with many film festivals, RRFF does not provide tickets for specific screenings in order to allow for maximum flexibility for the audience between venues. If you’re excited to see a specific film, we recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to the venue prior to the screening time! 

Ticket options include: 

  • All Access Pass
  • Individual tickets
  • Student/senior/military/first responder discount options


Seating will vary between venues as each will vary in size and capacity. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the screening.

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What makes festival screenings unique?

The director, cast, and crew often visit festivals to attend a Q&A session after a screening. You have an opportunity to see great Independent films that you may never have a chance to see. You may even be lucky enough to see the next big hit before its official release. The venues are fun and intimate. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a wide range of films from around the region, country and globe!