Where & when are your screenings?

Short and feature films will screen at the Cinema Theater (957 South Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620) over 3 days:

Friday, November 8 (evening)
Saturday November 9 (day + evening)
Sunday, November 10 (day + evening)

The full festival lineup will be released in early October, and individual tickets will go on sale. Full festival passes - which include admission to every Anomaly screening all weekend long - are currently on sale.


Why a film festival?

Showcases for original genre films are needed now more than ever before. These are the films that inhabit our imaginations, shape our dreams, and reflect our reality, and they are harder and harder to experience in a theatrical setting. There’s a special magic that comes from sitting in the dark with a group of strangers, ready to experience a new wonder or horror together. And we want to be the fuel that keeps it burning in the hearts of genre movie lovers as we search out the new favorites yet to be found — the new cult canon possibilities yet to be experienced.



Anomaly is committed to supporting and championing the Rochester community as a hub for smart, passionate filmgoing audiences, both in and out of a movie theater.

The Cinema Theater

• We are thrilled to be screening at the Cinema Theater, the oldest movie theater in Rochester, and one that shares our mission of promotion and involvement in the local community: the Cinema’s concession stand is entirely vegan, and it partners with animal rescue agencies to support adoption efforts.

• Anomaly is entirely volunteer-run and operated, with organizers bringing experience from a variety of industries including festival production, telecommunications, newsmedia, the arts, and more.


Submit Your Film

Public film submissions for our 2019 festival were open from April 1 through August 1 on FilmFreeway, and are now closed. For information on when submissions open for 2020, but sure to subscribe to our email newsletter.



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