2014 Festival Events/Happenings/Discounts

Stay tuned for more details for this year's festival!


RSFF Short Film Contest 2014

Film Showings and Awards


Special Event: Short Film Festival

Short films submitted to our contest from around the area, the nation and even overseas are shown at the Hoyt Library free of charge.

A panel of judges also will vote on their top selections.

Visit for RSFF Shorts Contest page for more info.



Bachelors Grove

Saturday, November 8 - Pit & Balcony ( 5:00 p.m.)

Saginaw native Dan Smith composed the score for the 2014 thriller movie "Bachelors Grove," and from 7 to 11pm Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pit and Balcony Community Theatre we will host:

A concert featuring Smith and all-star band members Mike Brush, Laurie Middlebrook, Loren Kranz, John Rickert, Jeff Walikangas and Scott Vandell.

Presentations by Smith, the film's writer/director (Ricardo Islas), and two of its actresses (one of them Saginawian Tonia L. Carrier, who last year won a short film award at our festival).

A showing of "Bachelors Grove." Based on a real life Chicago area cemetery, supposedly one of the 10 most haunted places in America, this is the first movie inspired by the subject as weird things start happening in a neighboring town.

Even though the film is not exactly a zombie movie, those attending are invited to wear their best ghoulish garb. Beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets $10 general admission; $5 for festival pass holders. Advance single tickets and passes on sale at Sponsored by Janet I. Martineau