More than a festival
Events + Programs
An evening program and our annual fundraiser, Shorts Night presents a lineup of some of the most decorated short films of the year including winners from Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and, of course, the Academy Awards. Come and enjoy complimentary movie treats and popcorn while watching the best of the best in short films, including animation, narrative, and documentaries.
Break out your lawn chair and bring a friend for an outdoor screening. If you have been fans of Rocky Mountain Women’s Film you may recognize this event – it’s our reimagined Wheel to Reel minus the wheel. Presented at Monument Valley Park in a large field, enjoy food trucks, live music, and a film under the stars.
Each month we present a film from the Madelyn Osur Film Library on the screen at Rocky Mountain Women’s Film office inside the Lincoln School. These screenings are free and open to the public with a small suggested donation of $5.
Join us for an outdoor screening of family-friendly short films – some silly, some thoughtful and some curious. Don’t forget a picnic to enjoy on the lawn, and your bike and helmet for the ride.
Every June we host an annual Filmmakers Retreat, designed to provide a small cohort of stressed out, overworked, and underpaid filmmakers with a weekend respite of camaraderie, support, and collaboration. This retreat has become a coveted haven for filmmakers to receive much needed rest and inspiration while building a deeper community with other women filmmakers. Attendance is by invitation, and all attendees will have had a film previously screened at the Festival.
The highlight at each Festival is often the direct interaction with filmmakers. As an extension of this connection, we’ve added special screenings throughout the year that will include a Q&A with the filmmaker either in-person or via Skype.
We discover great films throughout the year and sometimes we just can’t wait until the Festival in November to share them with the community! Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about Pop-up Cinema events featuring exclusive first run films.
Film in the Community
Through our Film in the Community program, films are screened throughout the year – free of charge – at diverse venues throughout Colorado Springs in collaboration with community partners. These partners have included among many others: Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, First Congregational Church, Pikes Peak Library District, Payne A.M.E. Chapel, Hillside Community Center, Benet Hill Monastery, and Bear Creek Nature Center. We also offer free screenings on various school campuses in partnership with several area high schools, colleges, and universities including UCCS, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, Palmer High School, and Fountain Valley School.
As an ongoing investment in and commitment to the Pikes Peak Region community, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film maintains the Madelyn Osur Film Library in our offices. This public collection consists of over 250 titles of films from past festivals, which are available for viewing. We are delighted to provide one of the largest libraries featuring the work of female filmmakers.
The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival is the longest running women’s film festival in North America. The festival showcases documentary, narrative, and animated films that are thought-provoking and enriching, and that encourage global awareness and personal growth.