august, 2022

Best of RIFF Shorts Fest

21aug2:00 pmBest of RIFF Shorts FestThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Join us on Sunday, August 21st 2pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse as we ask, and attempt to answer, the question “Are The Kids All Right?” Funded by a grant from CT Humanities we will screen 9 exceptional short films from our 7-year history and discuss the history and cinematic language of youth culture in film with filmmakers and film critic, Joe Meyers —moderated by Lisa Cambridge-Mitchell.  After Party Beers and Dogs by Nod Hill Brewery and Chez Lenard. Come RIFF with Us!

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The lineup for the BEST OF RIFF Shorts program is:
Part One
“Girls Don’t Cry Wolf” by John Chigas, Anna Eva Kotyza – USA – RIFF 2016
“The Other Side” by Griselda San Martin – Spain – RIFF 2017
“Koreatown Ghost Story” by Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum – USA – RIFF 2021
“Make It Easy” – by Ridgefield native, Ellie Gravitte – USA – RIFF 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Award
“Garden Party” by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro – France – RIFF 2018 – Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Short 2019


Part Two
“The Opposites Game” by Anna Samo, Lisa LaBracio – USA – RIFF 2020
“Maradona’s Legs” by Firas Khoury – Germany/Palestine – RIFF 2020
“How To Fall In Love in a Pandemic” by Michael-David McKernan – Ireland – RIFF 2020
“Nothing Is Going to Change” by Ridgefield Resident, Nicholas Burns – USA – RIFF 2022
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Panel Discussion
After Party/Reception


About RIFF: The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) seeks to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories through cinema. We celebrate independent films and filmmakers from around the world who create films that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the culturally vibrant community of Ridgefield, Connecticut for an annual festival that includes screenings, panel discussions, special events, and parties. 


(Sunday) 2:00 pm


The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877