Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival to feature 40 films downtown

Cambrea Schrank 

Chall2@uccs.edu 

     The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (RMWFF) is back in person this year for its 34th annual festival. The event has taken place in Colorado Springs since 1988, making it the longest-running women’s film festival in the U.S.  

     The festival, which will run from Nov. 12-14, will be held at the Pikes Peak Center downtown. 

     According to their website, “Rocky Mountain Women’s Film elevates the stories of women and others who are often unheard or unseen, cultivating a more empathetic and connected community.” 

     The RMWFF will kick off on Friday night in the Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. with the opening night film, “Writing with Fire.” This documentary tells the story of the reporters of India’s only female-run newspaper, who take it upon themselves to expose their country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture and corruption, with only their smartphones.  

     Forty films will be featured at the festival. You can review the full list of films here.  

     Friday’s “Opening Night” tickets are $29 and will get you entry to the opening night film, the first drink free and live music. 

     “Block Tickets” are $15 and will get you admission to individual film blocks. These tickets must be purchased at least 10 minutes before a block begins. 

     The “Single Day” tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $59 and include admission to all Saturday or Sunday films before 6 p.m. and entry to the filmmaker panel. The “Weekend” tickets for both Saturday and Sunday are $99 and includes admission to all weekend films before 6 p.m. and entry to the filmmaker panel.  

     The “After Dark” tickets are $15 for exclusive access to a screening of your choice and entry to a pre-party in Downtown Colorado Springs.  

     Students interested in the festival can enjoy the event from home as well with the new Virtual Encore that extends the festival experience online. The Virtual Encore will run from Nov. 18-21. 

     For the full festival experience, tickets are $139. 

     You can learn more about RMWFF organization on their website

Promotional image courtesy of rmwfilm.org