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Deaf Rochester Film Festival


Tickets can be purchased online for all Deaf Rochester Film Festival events.

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Festival Schedule & Passes at a Glance:

The Deaf Rochester Film Festival offers festival goers convenient ticket packages and individual passes.  Proceeds from the ticket packages and passes will be used to cover festival expenses. To reserve your spot during Deaf Rochester Film Festival 2017 please purchase your tickets online.  


You are encouraged to purchase your festival pass online because we are selling up to 100 festival passes as space is limited at some venues. Festival Passes can be purchased in person during festival registration hours if there are still festival passes remaining for sale.


Festival Pass (admittance to all events)

A festival pass guarantees you space/seating at all events, including workshops and receptions.


If you decide to attend all events without the pass the total would come to $115. You will save $15! 


Mar 22, 2017


12:00 PM - 5:00pm

"Films and Roundtable Discussion with Louis Neethling"

DEAR Films @ Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf

1564 Lyell Avenue

Rochester, NY 14606

 $5.00  For RRCD members                                   $10.00  General audience

  *Tickets can be purchased at the door

Mar 23, 2017


7:00 PM - 10:00pm

"Meet the Filmmakers: Louis Neethling & Rising Stars"

Junior DRFF Screenings at RSD Auditorium @ Rochester School for the Deaf

Westervelt Hall Auditorium

1545 St Paul St,

Rochester, NY 14621

 Free for participating filmmakers and RSD dormitory residents 

 $5.00  Non-participating students and family members       $10.00  General audience

*Tickets can be purchased at the door

Mar 24, 2017


1:00 PM - 5:00pm

"International Shorts and Conversations with Filmmakers"

Reel Shorts at Hubbell Auditorium @ University of Rochester, River Campus

Hutchison Hall

500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd,

Rochester, NY 14627

 $10.00  Students with college ID                                   $15.00  General audience

*Tickets can be purchased at the door


6:00 PM - 9:00pm

"Meet the Filmmaker: Storm Smith"

Screening @ Little Theatre

240 East Ave

Rochester, NY 14604


*Tickets can be purchased at the door


9:00 PM - 12:00am

"Celebrate with Filmmakers"

Reception @ the Spot Cafe

200 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14604

WAS:  $20.00   NOW: $15.00 

*Tickets can be purchased at the door



@ Little Theatre and Reception

@ the Spot Cafe


*Tickets can be purchased at the door

Mar 25, 2017


9:00 AM - 4:00pm

"Learn from the Best"


Workshops at RADSCC @ RIT Wallace Center


1 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

 $10.00  Student with a college ID                                 $20.00  General audience     


*Tickets can be purchased at the door



5:00 PM - 7:00pm

"Meet the Filmmakers/View Artworks"

Reception and Art Exhibit at Dyer Arts Gallery @ NTID/RIT


52 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623


WAS:  $20.00   NOW: $15.00 

*Tickets can be purchased at the door



7:00 PM - 11:00pm

"Screenings & Panel Discussions"


Closing Films at Panara Theatre @ NTID/RIT


52 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623






NOTE: Please arrive 15 minutes before each event as latecomers cannot be guaranteed admittance. Shortly before each event begins, any empty seats will be sold as individual tickets. Festival Pass holders are strongly encouraged to purchase before March 1, 2017 as we are planning to sell only 100 festival passes due to limited space at some venues.

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To get your tickets in person, festival registration hours begin at:

 Note for all ticket buyers: Tickets for Deaf Rochester Film Festival will go on sale starting on January 15, 2017.  

9:00am Wednesday 3/22 at Rochester Recreational Club for the Deaf


5:00pm Thursday 3/23 at Rochester School for the Deaf                             


12:00pm Friday 3/24 at Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, University of Rochester                                    


5:00pm Friday 3/24 at Little Theatre


8:30 am Saturday 3/25 at RADSCC, Wallace Center, RIT                   


4:00pm Saturday at Dyer Arts Center, NTID/RIT


6:00pm Saturday at Panara Theatre, NTID/RIT



DRFF 2017 accepts cash (in person only), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and through PayPal. No personal checks and there will be  no refunds or exchanges unless a film or an event is canceled. All programs are subject to change and purchases are subject to change due to service charges.


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