About Festival

2015 River's Edge
International Film Festival
November 5-8

The River's Edge International Film Festival brings independent film to the smart, arts-oriented, mid-American river town of Paducah, Kentucky. Paducah already has a burgeoning visual and performing arts scene, and the film festival is right in the center of this cultural hub.

Celebrating our 11th year, the River's Edge International Film Festival is a four day event built around the showing of quality independent film from around the world. Our focus is both on the film lover, providing multiple venues in which to experience the best the world of cinema has to offer, and on the film maker, offering opportunities for exhibition, education, and networking with contemporaries.

The River's Edge International Film Festival is soon to be at the apex of the festival circuit. It is dedicated to the serious film maker, the serious film lover, and the art of the cinema.

To purchase your all-weekend pass or find ticketing information, click here.


If you are coming to Paducah for the festival, please visit our sponsor hotel, Auburn Hotel & Suites. For a great rate, just tell them you’re with the Rivers' Edge International Film Festival:

Auburn Place Hotel & Suites
3994 Hinkleville Road
Paducah, KY 42001


There are also many other accommodations available in Paducah including hotels and bed and breakfasts in the downtown area. For more information, visit www.Paducah.travel.


David Wilson – Director – Bradford UNESCO City of Film

The City of Bradford (UK) was designated as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film in 2009. This permanent title bestows international recognition on Bradford as a world centre for film because of the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the city’s annual film festivals. David is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the City of Film programme and also manages the Bradford Film Office. He also writes a monthly column for the Telegraph and Argus newspaper on film culture and presents a monthly radio show called The Cutting Room.

David is a professional musician and has recorded and performed live across UK, Europe and the US. He is also guest lecturer at the University of Bradford and Bradford College and a member of the research network Soft Power, Cinema and the BRICS at the Centre for World Cinemas, University of Leeds.