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OTR Film Fest & Interfaith BreakFast

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival  is Wednesday, September 26th to September 30th.

This year’s movies will follow bold new film blocks, including films involving: Freedom, Diversity, Faith, Identity, and Disability. Join us as cinema brings us together to explore, discuss, and celebrate the shared human experience.



September 27, 2018 8:00 am | Cintas Center


A coming together of universal faiths and cultures to share stories that celebrate the Human Spirit, as well as raise awareness of relevant issues facing our community. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet new people who care about inclusion as much as you do. Listen to an inspiring message from our keynote speaker, Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.  You will leave with a renewed vision for what it means to be a neighbor. Want to pay by check? Simply download the Pay by Check Form, fill it out and send with your check to the address on the form.

We are excited to announce that we have posted our new website – You can now tour our website to find out about this year’smovie offerings and other special events.

Be a Part of It - Become a Volunteer!

We invite you to become a big part of this year’s festival. We have hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout many venues, including: Cincinnati Music Hall, Woodward Theatre, Mini Microcinema, Duke Energy Convention Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, SCPA (School for Creative and Performing Arts), Cintas Center, CAC (Contemporary Arts Center), and the 12th Street Global Village. Hundreds of volunteer jobs are open throughout the event, including: Ushers, Hosts/Hostesses, Ticket Takers, Runners, Greeters, and Venue Supervisors. Volunteers are an integral part of the film festival. We encourage you to volunteer with your co-workers, friends and relatives. Teenagers and college students are encouraged to volunteer.

It is very simple to register as a volunteer.

Go to
Click on the “MENU” button in the right top corner. Click “GET INVOLVED”.
Click on “SIGN UP!”
Click on “Volunteer by Shifts – Various Jobs”

You take it from here. Select the date and time you would like to volunteer. You get to select the venue and what task for which you would like to volunteer. Register by filling in the blanks and submitting as requested.

Each volunteer will have to attend a “one-time” orientation on Tuesday, September18th or Wednesday, September 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Each volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt to be worn during their selected duties and a lanyard that will be worn to identify them as a volunteer while on the grounds of the festival. Your lanyard will be your free ticket to see any of the films scheduled during your off time. (Ticketed guests will be given priority admission.) Food/snack will be available for you while volunteering at a central location.

We hope to see you at this year’s Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival. If you have additional questions, please call (513)873-1609.