how to fest
Make the most of your festival experience
Film is for everyone
Film is one of the most accessible, inclusive, and engaging forms of art. Film can transport us to another world. Film can shine a light on issues. Film can envelope us with joy. At the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, we want to cultivate the joy of experiencing film and create shared experiences for all who attend.
Venues, blocks, & passes, oh my!
Planning your festival
We know festival planning can seem overwhelming.
So we’ve curated the best way to plan an unforgettable festival weekend.
01.Timing is everything
Many long-time film fans and local cinefiles take full advantage of all the weekend has to offer, watching as many films as the schedule allows. Other people prefer to dip in and out, sprinkling other activities in with their film viewing. However you choose to fest, we have a pass or ticket option to allow you to enjoy the Festival at your pace.
If you just have a day
If you have a weekend
Need some flexiblity?
02.Find your must see films
You are your own best curator! Imagine going to a five star restaurant where everything on the menu is super tasty. That doesn’t mean you are going to like everything – which is why you read through all the offerings before ordering what best suits your palate. The exact same applies to selecting your films for the weekend. Every film has something to offer, but some will speak to you more than others.
Selecting your lineup
03.Pick your blocks
The RMWFF creates each year’s film schedule within a block system. Each block starts at the same time in various venues. Some blocks contain a single feature, others may include two or more films, depending on length. The schedule is not designed to have people change venues during a block so once you choose, commit! This allows you and the other patrons to enjoy all of the programming without disruption.
Part of the fun of attending a film festival is selecting your own programming! Whether you map out your strategy well ahead of time or just wait to see where you land once you arrive, it’s all up to you.
04.Plan your breaks
It isn’t a festival without some festive activities to complement your film watching! Make sure to build in some time to relax and recharge, whether it’s by attending any of the below options, or just taking a break from film-watching to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Hotel, dining, and parking
Check out these details to help make your Festival weekend smooth and enjoyable.
The Mining Exchange – Official host hotel for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival. Built in 1902 as a stock exchange for local mining companies, The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.
Pick your pass
Whether your plans include attending films from opening night through end of day Sunday,
or just watching a handful of films throughout the weekend, we have a pass to fit you!