Better Cities Film Festival, presented by Downtown Frederick Partnership

A night of ideas for Downtown Frederick.

Join Downtown Frederick Partnership for the first-ever Better Cities Film Festival, hosted by and for our community. The event will feature short films from around the world, alongside community conversation and thought-provoking panel discussions. Spend the evening learning, dreaming and exploring what makes a city a great place to live. All ages welcome! Ticket includes complimentary snacks and beverages. Beer and wine available for purchase.

Doors open at 5:30PM, show starts at 6:00 PM.

Closed Captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided.


Better Cities Film Festival was founded by festival director Josh Paget and First+Main Films. They collect, curate and present the very best films on the theme of making better cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The festival honors the top films and filmmakers with awards, and screen those films to a vast audience around the world through their annual flagship event in Detroit, and through locally-organized screening events at cities and towns across America and around the world. Learn more at

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November 9, 2023 5:30 PM


November 9, 2023 8:30 PM

Fees & Tickets

General Admission

at the door

Event Venue


New Spire Arts, 15 W Patrick St