More than a festival

Events + Programs​

Featured Events

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.

Experience the joy of film with friends and fellow cinephiles, as we share the best in independent movies, often first run and always the quality you have come to expect from Rocky Mountain Women’s Film!  Join us each month in our “pop-up” theater at the Ivywild School, May-August.

RMWF is proud to host our own summer Drive-In Cinema. We encourage attendees to TAILGATE and socialize before the film program begins while enjoying free POPCORN!  Get settled in your vehicle, turn the radio up, and enjoy a great film on a great big screen under the stars.

RMWF will host encore screenings at our intimate “microcinema” featuring standout documentaries from the previous year’s Festival. Come early and grab a drink and some food from vendors inside the Lincoln School and join us for these incredible independent films. 

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.

Special Events

honoring a legacy

Film has the power to influence change, provoke thought and encourage empathy. And without filmmakers there would be no film. RMWF celebrates those who have grown alongside us by honoring a filmmaker, their body of work and their impact on our community. 

cinema in the park

Break out your lawn chair and bring a friend for an outdoor screening. Presented at Monument Valley Park in a large field, enjoy food trucks, live music, and a film under the stars.


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. 

Film Club

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.


Madelyn Osur Film Library

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. 

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