International Film Festival

With the enthusiastic support of Roanoke College professors and film specialists, the Department of Modern Languages at Roanoke College excited to announce the second annual RCIFF (RC International Film Festival) in order to promote intercultural exchange, learning, and international cinema within the larger Salem and Roanoke communities and also at the College. We will be showing eight films which represent the foreign languages and cultures at Roanoke College during the weeks of February 19-Feb 28, 2020 with screenings on campus and at off-campus local venues such as the Grandin Theater, the Taubman Museum, and Hollins University.

This year’s theme is food – something that everyone can relate to! The goal of this festival is to put the community and different disciplines in meaningful dialogue with one another. As this year’s theme is (international) food, the Festival naturally concerns a diverse population and will bridge the Roanoke College population with the larger community. While each film treats the topic of food in a different manner, the films that we have selected also explore greater past and present socio-cultural questions that speak to a broad audience.

This year's film festival is sponsored by: Roanoke College, The Grandin Theatre, the Taubman Museum of Art, Taaza, and Roanoke Valley Sister Cities. Roanoke College sponsors include the Departments of Modern Languages, Anthropology, History, and English and Communication Studies; Screen Studies and Peace & Justice Studies concentrations; in addition to Fintel Library, the Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Hola, French Club, German Club, as well as the Offices of Community Programs and International Education.

**All films are free and open to the public
** All films subtitled in English
**All films followed by a post-screening panel-led discussion, followed by a reception