The 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival
(formerly the Rochester-High Falls International Film Festival
) is an annual film festival
held each spring in Rochester, New York
. The executive director of the festival was Rosie Taravella
from 2006-2009. The current executive director is John Richardson.
In June 2007, the festival was organized as the merger of two existing local film festivals, the High Falls Film Festival
(est. 2001) and the Rochester International Film Festival
(est. 1959). After the 2008 event, the two festivals separated again. The Rochester International Film Festival retains its name, while The High Falls Film Festival continued as The Rochester-High Falls International Film Festival and is now 360|365.
The Festival's mission is to feature exceptional work of women in all areas of film, video and new media, highlighting Rochester's standing as the home of motion picture film (George Eastman
) and the women's rights movement (Susan B. Anthony
). This unique focus on women in all creative areas of film, video and new media was the contribution of Founding Artistic Director, Catherine Wyler, whose vision illuminated the festival during its first nine years.
Past editions of the festival have each included some 90 features, documentaries, shorts, children's and young adult programs, student filmmaking competitions, panel discussions, master classes, and informal "Coffee With" events featuring visiting... Read More