About US

Festival History

The festival was established as a grassroots effort to bring interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking independent, foreign and documentary movies to the Saginaw area. Other goals include providing an economic boost to the central city area, supporting local venues and other nonprofit groups, and showcasing emerging filmmakers. 

Our address is P.O.Box 6032, Saginaw 48608. Our phone number is 989-607-1070. Our website is at riversidesaginawfilmfestival.org. Our e-mail is info@riversidesaginawfilmfestival.org.

We take our name from an historic Riverside Park which showed films and from the fact our venues are within one to two blocks of the Saginaw River which flows through our city.

board of directoers

Irene Hensinger, Festival Director

Kelly Coffey, Mid-Michigan Moviemakers Co-op

Neica Dey, Retired – Public Libraries of Saginaw

Judith Johnson, Valley Film Society

Brett Luplow, Gardner, Provenzano, Thomas & Luplow

Janet Martineau, Freelance Journalist

Kimberly White, Hoyt Library