At the River Town Film Festival we explore community through independent films. Each of our films must encourage conversation and enhance our understanding of community.

At a time when our country is so deeply divided, it’s a healing exercise to focus on discovering community in places where we least expect it. It is our hope that we will help start a larger conversation about how we are all part of a global community of people, and we need to be kind to one another. Our past films found community in surprising ways: through human trafficking, in the foster system, and even at the North Pole.

The festival will span three days: Friday, September 7  through Sunday, September 9. The iconic classic rock band THE ORCHESTRA Starring ELO Former Members will close out the festival with a rock concert.

The event will take place at the Red Mill, a historical landmark that dates back to 1810 and is now home to a museum village. Clinton is a small town that embraces a strong community spirit, and is a meeting point between cosmopolitan East Coast culture, artists, multi-generational farms and salt of the earth people.


The town of Clinton embraces a strong community spirit with a melting pot of consumers, creatives, and locals. Learn more about about the festival.

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The River Town Film Festival team is comprised of a former Hollywood executive, the mayor of the town of Clinton, and local entrepreneurs. Learn more about our team.

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A panel of celebrity judges will select the winning films. Find out about our hand-crafted trophies, prizes and judges.

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The River Town Film Festival is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors!

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