The 14th River's Edge International Film Festival

Celebrating its 14th year, the River's Edge International Film Festival(REIFF) is a four-day event from November 1 to November 4. This international juried Festival is focused on showing quality independent film from around the world. These are four days designed for both the film lover and the filmmaker.

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For the film lover the Festival provides multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and for the filmmaker it offers opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries.

The River's Edge International Film Festival is soon to be at the apex of the festival circuit. It is dedicated to the serious film maker, the serious film lover, and the art of the cinema. Films are screened in four unique locations around Paducah.

You can purchase an all-weekend pass pay $5 at individual screening blocks. Ticketing information can be found HERE.

Schedule of Events

Thursday  |  11/01 - 7 pm

Join us at REIFF headquarters (Maiden Alley Cinema) for an amazing parntership with the Paducah Visitors Bureau for the opening night of our 14th annual event.  We are highlighting a special showcase of films from across the UNESCO Creative Cities Network!

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Paducah's designation as a Creative City, we will feature a special block of seven short films curated by Bradford, United Kingdom (Film) in the spirit of Bradford's Small World Film Festival. 

This event is FREE and a GREAT opportunity to come by and pick up a program and make your weekend film festival schedule.

Building on the mission of Maiden Alley Cinema, which is to create cross-cultural awareness, we are excited to showcase independent short films from around the world including Santos, Brazil, Rome, Italy and Nagoya, Japan.

Friday | 11/02 - 1 - 7 pm

Accepted films will be shown all day at four unique downtown venues. Maiden Alley Cinema, the Market House Studio Theatre, the Yeiser Art Center and the Holiday Inn- Riverfront.

Saturday | 11/03 9 am- 12 pm

9:00am-10:00am |  Come to a Paducah staple and meet the filmmakers in attendance.  Kirchhoff's and Etcetera Squared will offer the perfect background for starting the day with some great food and coffee.

Accepted films will be shown all day at 4 unique downtown venues. Check Film Schedule for more details.  NOTE:  Films will not begin until 1:00pm at the Market House Studio Theatre.

At 7:00pm they will have the OFFICIAL AWARDS PRESENTATION at Maiden Alley Cinema.  Directly following the party will head to the Holiday Inn - Riverfront for an after party celebrating all the filmmakers who were accepted to REIFF!  Live music will be provided by JD Wilkes.

Sunday  |  11/04 - 1 - 7 pm

Accepted films will be shown ONLY at Maiden Alley Cinema on this day. Check Film Schedule for more details.

At 5 pm festival will close with a sampling of the award-winning films and show the Best of the Fest winner.

Green Room - November 1 - 4

From 2 - 5 pm each day there will be a Green Room available with snacks and a place to rest, mingle and take a break between films. This is for filmmakers, all access pass holders and volunteers and will be located at the Paducah Cigar Company (217 Broadway).

The REIFF is always a film lovers “must do”! Visit for a full film schedule and additional information.