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The High Falls Film Festival announced that it will return in 2014, running April 24-27. The festival returned this spring after taking a year off to reformat and refocus itself after multiple name changes and shifts in mission in recent years.

The full press release follows:

Rochester, NY--June 14, 2013--The High Falls Film Festival today announced the dates for the festival's 12th season in 2014.

Next year's four-day festival will be held Thursday April 24 through Sunday April 27, 2014, presenting the finest in independent films from around the world and celebrating the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking.

Venues already confirmed for 2014 include The Little Theatre, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and the Cinema Theater.

Mary Howard, Executive Director said, "As the festival continues to receive praise for our 2013 return, planning for our 2014 festival has already begun! It's exciting to be part of a community that strongly supports film, especially films made by women. Next year's festival will continue screening outstanding films at area landmark theaters. And to keep going and growing, we anticipate adding more downtown venues with some very cool events. So stay tuned!"

The 2013 Festival was a great success, exceeding attendance estimates, drawing a record number of film submissions and also a record number of women filmmakers.

Information on when films may be submitted, and ticket packages will be announced this fall.

High Falls Film Festival is one of the few film festivals worldwide that celebrates the work of women filmmakers, and is one of the longest running women's film festivals on the East Coast. Based in Rochester, NY, the birthplace of motion picture film and the early women's rights movement, HFFF features exceptional work of women in all areas of film, video and new media. The Festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, children's and young adult and film education programs, panel discussions, master classes presented by prominent industry professionals, and student film making competitions.