RAHWAY FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returned on August 28-30, 2015 at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. The film lineup consisted of 6 feature length films and 22 short films by filmmakers from around the world spanning 12 different countries as well as by local filmmakers right here in New Jersey. A highlight of RIFF 2015 was the introduction of feature length films in addition to short films, plus a special Saturday night outdoor screening. Check out Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more photos, videos, and posts.

10% of all ticket sales were donated to the charities:

Rahway International Film Festival
Rahway International Film Festival

The 3rd Annual Rahway International Film Festival took place t the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts on August 28 - August 30, 2015. Photo Credit: Dennis Comella 2015

Hamilton Stage Lobby
Hamilton Stage Lobby

The 3rd Annual Rahway International Film Festival took place at the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts on August 28 - August 30, 2015. Photo Credit: Gregory M. Brown, 2015

Festival Directors
Festival Directors

Founder & Festival Director Gina Marie Rodriguez and Assistant Festival Director Stacy Ignacio kicked off the festival weekend. Photo Credit: Alexander Stross, 2015

Opening Night Gala
Opening Night Gala

Friday's Opening Night sold out to over 200 audience members in attendance. Photo Credit: Alexander Stross, 2015

Filmmakers Q&A
Filmmakers Q&A

The cast & crew of Opening Night's "28 Minute Epic" and "Only Wanna Party" with moderator Mahogany Reynolds. Photo Credit: Alexander Stross, 2015

Filmmakers Q&A
Filmmakers Q&A

The crew of feature documentary "Lords of BSV" with moderator Mahogany Reynolds. Photo Credit: Dennis Comella, 2015

Filmmaking Seminars
Filmmaking Seminars

Rahway International Film Festival offered four filmmaking seminars all led by leading local filmmakers in the industry. Photo Credit: Dale M. Clarke, 2015

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

"28 Minute Epic" won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film. For more award winners, click the link below. Photo Credit: Dale M. Clarke, 2015

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

"The Joke's On You" won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film, and "Lords of BSV" won Best Feature Documentary. For more award winners, click the link below. Photo Credit: Gregory M. Brown, 2015

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

"Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story" won Best Editing in a Feature Film. For more award winners, click the link below. Photo Credit: Dale M. Clarke, 2015

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

"My Fight at 50" won Best Short Documentary. For more award winners, click the link below. Photo Credit: Gregory M. Brown, 2015

Red Carpet Awards Ceremony
Red Carpet Awards Ceremony

"Dreams of You & Me" won Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film. For more award winners, click the link below. Photo Credit: Gregory M. Brown, 2015

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RIFF 2015

FILM COMPETITION WINNERS!

Rahway International Film Festival showcased 6 impressive feature length films and 22 short films in competition by talented filmmakers across the globe. The following awards were decided by our panel of judges, in additional to the Audience Choice awards as voted by ballots in the lobby. We are proud to announce the winners of the Rahway International Film Festival 2015 below.

Audience Choice for Best Feature Film

Best Feature Film

Best Feature Documentary

Director: Abbas Rafei

Director: GianCarlo Fernandez

Director: Maria Soccor

Best Editing in a Feature Film

Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Best Feature Narrative

Director: Abbas Rafei

Director: Kim Swink

Director: Matthew Kaplowitz

Best Actress in a Feature Film

Best Actor in a Feature Film

Best Screenplay of a Feature Film

Director: Abbas Rafei

Director: Angel Nieves

Director: Abbas Rafei

Audience Choice for Best Short Film

Best Short Film

Best Short Narrative

Director: Long Yang

Directors: Ron Saunders & Adrian Colon

Director: Long Yang

Best Short Documentary

Best Short Animation

Best Screenplay of a Short Film

DirectorDeepashri Varadharajan

Directors: Carolina Markowicz

& Fernanda Salloum

Director: Javier Fesser

Best Editing in a Short Film

Best Short Student Documentary

Best Short Student Narrative

Director: Seung-Hyun Chong

DirectorDaniele Sestito 

Director: Isaiah Mackson

Best Actress in a Short Film

Best Actor in a Short Film

Best Cinematography in a Short Film

Director: Charles Frank

Director: Maurice Hicks

Director: Nicola Hosking

 

RIFF 2015 JUDGES & Q&A MODERATORS

Doug LeClaire is a thirty-year veteran of the NYC TV commercial & national cable network production industry and Clio Award winning Line Producer of national television spots and major cable network promos.  He has produced advertising and promotional television campaigns for Lifetime TV Networks; WE-TV; Comedy Central; MTV; Spike, Oxygen as well as the NBC and ABC TV Networks. In 1981, Doug founded Asbury Shorts USA, now New York City’s longest running short film exhibition and touring show. 

asburyshortsnyc.com

Doug LeClaire

Judge & Seminar Speaker

 

Francesca Rizzo

Judge and Q&A Moderator

 

Francesca Rizzo is an award-winning actor, writer and filmmaker working in television, stage and screen. A former CineWomenNY president, MovieMaker Magazine “Artist to Watch” and a NJSCA Distinguished Artist Fellow, Rizzo was an invited speaker at the Harvard Film Archives where her short film, “Sullivan’s Last Call” is taught in Boston University's curriculum. She was a co-founder of New York's Perfectly Frank Theater Company which produced over 35 new works and is currently developing the ensemble play, "Dames Like Us”, a provocative monologue comedy demolishing long-held stereotypes of women "of a certain age”.

dameslikeher.com

francescarizzo.com

Lisa Vandever

Judge

 

As co-founder and director of CineKink, an organization currently in its twelfth season that recognizes and encourages the positive depiction of sexuality in film and television, Lisa Vandever curates and oversees an annual film festival and touring series, designed to promote and showcase such works. A producer and consultant with over twenty years of experience in film and television, was formerly the director of programming for a regional network of public television stations, worked as a development executive for two New York-based independent production companies and was associate producer of the Sundance award-winning feature film, "Songcatcher." Originally from Oregon, Vandever has lived in Rahway since 2004, along with her husband, Alan, and an occasional stray cat.

cinekink.com

Mahogany Reynolds

Q&A Moderator

 

Mahogany Reynolds is a triple-threat, versatile actress; who consistently books a wide range of roles in film, television and theater. Prior to becoming a performing artist; Mahogany worked as a professional print journalist, talk show host, and on-camera reporter. As her way of sowing a seed, and helping aspiring young talent build a career in the performing arts, Mahogany created Just Be You Performing Arts, and serves as the organization's Executive Director.

Artist Website

 

RIFF 2015 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

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LOBBY & NETWORKING EVENT MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE

AUGUST 28, 2015 - AUGUST 30, 2015

Continuously All Three Days: Hamilton Stage Lobby

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

6:30pm-7:30pm: Opening Night Gala Cocktail Hour*

Fazioli Room

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

8:00-9:00pm: Lobby Networking Hour**

Hamilton Stage Lobby

Thirteen original music videos will be showcased in the Hamilton Stage Lobby & Networking Events throughout the festival and separate from Film Competition.

 

  1. Black Sheep (CA, USA)

  2. Dead Man's Trunk (NJ, USA)

  3. Guacamole (NJ, USA)

  4. How Could I Have Been So Wrong? (Australia)

  5. LastCall (USA)

  6. Look Back Once (OR, USA)

  7. Only Wanna Party (HI, USA)

  8. Open To See (NJ, USA)

  9. Our People (NY, USA)

  10. So What (CA, USA)

  11. Surface Hercules (CA, USA)

  12. Two Week Disease (NJ, USA)

  13. When the Moon Collapses (NJ, USA)

 

Tickets are not required to visit the Hamilton Stage Lobby.

 

*Opening Night Gala: "28 Minute Epic" tickets includes access to the Friday Night Cocktail Hour.

 

**All festival tickets include access to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour.

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FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE: AUGUST 28, 2015

RIFF Opening Night Gala: "28 Minute Epic" World Premiere

Preceded by music video "Only Wanna Party" directed by Brian Kohne

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

6:30pm-7:45pm: Cocktail Hour, Fazioli Room

8:00pm-10:30pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A, Hamilton Stage

 

Country of Origin: New Jersey, USA

Rahway International Film Festival Opening Night Feature Film Presentation & World Premiere: "28 MINUTE EPIC (An Independent R-rated Superhero Action Comedy)" directed by GianCarlo Fernandez

 

Two aimless Jersey boy best friends, are fired from their cushy porn-store jobs, and decide to become superheroes for hire after accidentally saving someone's life. With help from a "professional" crime fighter, they find that being a hero isn't always super.

(This film is rated R. It contains strong subject matter, language, drug use, & sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.)

 

Ticket price includes a Cocktail Hour with complimentary glass of champagne and hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm. Cocktail attire is encouraged, but not mandatory. The music video "Only Wanna Party" directed by Brian Kohne will precede the World Premiere at 8pm. Following the feature presentation, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers of both films & the cast of "28 Minute Epic". 

 

Afterwards, please join us for the Opening Night Party to end the night at Patria Latin Bistro. Show your ticket to ANY of the weekend's events for entry!

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charity "Integrity House".

Opening Night Party at Patria Latin Bistro

Friday, August 28, 2015

11:00pm-1:00am

Patria Latin Bistro, 169 W Main St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Let's kick off the festival weekend right! Please join us for the Opening Night Party at Patria Latin Bistro.

 

Show your ticket to ANY of the weekend's festivities for free entry! There will be a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing.

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SATURDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 29, 2015

RIFF Feature Film #1: "Valley Inn"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

12:30pm-3:00pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

 

Country of Origin: New Jersey, USA | Filmed in Arkansas

Rahway International Film Festival Feature Film Presentation: "VALLEY INN" directed by Kim Swink

 

Valley Inn is a smart, funny, thought-provoking romantic comedy about a big city Yankee who loses herself and the small southern town that finds her. It tells the fish-out-of-water story of Emily Mason, a NJ college student who finds herself stationed a thousand miles from home in a hot, dusty, dying small southern town, selling books door-to-door for the summer. Through a series of misadventures in “The Bookfield” and her growing friendships with the uniquely comical and endearing residents of Hindsville, Emily soon discovers what it means to follow your heart. Featuring Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy).

 

Following the feature presentation, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".
 

Presented by Raymond Rolak

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

1:30pm-3:00pm

Fazioli Room

Rahway International Film Festival Seminar Series - "Harmony of Music & Cinema" with Raymond Rolak


Raymond Rolak, one of the producers for RIFF’s Opening Night's short music presentation, "Only Wanna Party", and hailing all the way from Hawaii, leads this seminar on the process of incorporating music in film. "Only Wanna Party" is a new trans-media feature from Hawaii Cinema. Rolak will showcase how director Brian Kohne and producer Stefan Schaefer wove 27 original songs into the tropical comedic narrative. He will also present a template for emerging filmmakers, musicians, and film buffs regarding the journey of incorporating new music with their cinema projects, including how to enhance projects at little cost. All attendees will get a complimentary industry related worksheet. 

 

*Seminars are included with the purchase of an All-Access Day Pass but tickets may also be purchased individually.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

Saturday, August 29, 2015

3:30pm-5:30pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

Rahway International Film Festival Short Films Presentation

 

Showcasing works that educate and inspire empathy, equality, and awareness through film, RIFF has got it all. With shorts films ranging from documentary to animation to drama to comedy, these films from all over the world will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think.

 

Block #1 Lineup:

  1. Ambitions (NJ, USA)

  2. Life of Sarumomo (Japan)

  3. Steh Auf (Get Up) (South Korea | Filmed in Germany)

  4. My Fight at 50 (NY, USA)

  5. Mercy's Blessing (Malawi, Africa)

  6. Cleaning Up (VA, USA)

 

Following the short films, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Seminar #2: "NY/NJ Production Seminar"

Presented by Doug LeClaire

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

4:00pm-5:30pm

Fazioli Room

Rahway International Film Festival Seminar Series - "NY/NJ Production Seminar" with Doug LeClaire

 

Doug LeClaire, Clio award winning Line Producer and thirty-year veteran of the New York City TV commercial & national cable network production industry, leads this seminar on the production of a national TV spot from storyboard to post-production. From creation to production to completion, learn what it takes to be a producer in this exciting session!


*Seminars are included with the purchase of an All-Access Day Pass but tickets may also be purchased individually.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Feature Film #2: "Lords of BSV"

Preceded by short film "Small" directed by Charles Frank

 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

6:00-8:00pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

 

Country of Origin: New Jersey / New York, USA

Rahway International Film Festival Feature Documentary Presentation - "LORDS OF BSV" directed by Maria Soccor

 

In Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, George Adams creates a new dance form called, Brukup. This revived dance form has evolved as dancers use the foundation of the Brukup movement to enhance their free form and mutation style of dance. Desperately trying to escape the street life, Brukup is the one thing that keeps them all together and saves them from the tough urban streets of the 'Stuy'. Keeping kids off the streets by showing them how to turn anger into the art of dance, they are a family. They are: The Lords of BSV.

 

The screening will be preceded by short film "Small" directed by Charles Frank. Following the feature presentation, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

Join us afterwards for hors d'oeuvres and drinks during our Lobby Networking Hour at 8pm.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Foreign Feature Film #3: "Oblivion Season”

Saturday, August 29, 2015

6:30pm-8:00pm

Fazioli Room

 

Country of Origin: Iran

Rahway International Film Festival Foreign Feature Film Presentation - "OBLIVION SEASON" from Iran directed by Abbas Rafei

 

An ex-prostitute in Iran starts a new life by marrying her loved one but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed. Now she is the prisoner of her loved one and to earn her freedom, she will need to fight with the masculine society.

 

Join us afterwards for hors d'oeuvres and drinks during our Lobby Networking Hour at 8pm.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Lobby Networking Hour

Saturday, August 29, 2015

8:00pm-9:00pm

Hamilton Stage Lobby

Local Rahway restaurant, Nygel's American Cuisine, will be our official caterer for Opening Night's Cocktail Hour & Saturday Night's Networking Hour, offering a delicious menu of hors d'oeuvres! At Friday Night's Cocktail Hour, tickets also include a complementary glass of champagne! Check out Nygel's American Cuisine at www.nygelsamericancuisine.com, located at 85 E Cherry St Rahway, NJ 07065.

 

Rahway International Film Festival serves not only as a showcase for independent short films, but as a networking opportunity designed to bring artists together to collaborate with like minds. This event will allow you the opportunity to schmooze with others like yourself in the heart of the Rahway Arts District! 

 

Actors, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, musicians, composers, designers and ALL other artists are encouraged to attend! Have your business cards and resumes handy, this is your chance to make new connections, meet new people, and create new works! 

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Lobby Networking Hour, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

RIFF Outdoor Special Screening: "Safelight"

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9:00-10:30pm

Back Lot behind Hamilton Stage


Country of Origin: New Jersey, USA

Rahway International Film Festival Special Outdoor Feature Film Presentation - "SAFELIGHT" directed by Tony Aloupis

 

While working at a beaten-up truck stop, a teenager with Cerebral Palsy befriends a troubled runaway. A teenage boy and girl discover a renewed sense of possibility as they go on a road trip to photograph lighthouses along the California coast. Together they find the strength that each needs to confront their obstacles. Starring Juno Temple (Maleficent, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Evan Peters (American Horror Story, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass).

 

Please note that this film will screen outdoors and chairs will be provided. Weather forecast looks like a beautiful night at high-60s/low-70s! :)

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE: AUGUST 30, 2015

RIFF Feature Film #4: "Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story"

Preceded by short film "Boat Love" directed by Peter Berube

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

1:00-3:00pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

 

Country of Origin: New Jersey, USA

Rahway International Film Festival Feature Documentary Presentation - "GIRL FIGHT: A MUAY THAI STORY" directed by Matthew Kaplowitz

 

For the women of 'The Girl Fight Gym' in New Jersey, winning means more than having your arm raised after a match. The documentary follows 2 women from this gym as they prepare for fights, and cope with the setbacks & opposition that come with getting into the ring. They must overcome their personal demons to become the champions they want to be, embarking on a journey that takes them down unexpected roads. With the backdrop of the recovering Jersey Shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, these 2 fighters battle in and out of the ring against their greatest opponent - themselves.

 

The screening will be preceded by short film "Boat Love" directed by Peter Berube. Following the feature film, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

Presented by Rick Sordelet

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

1:30-3:00pm

Fazioli Room

Rahway International Film Festival Seminar Series - “How to Pitch Your Film" with Rick Sordelet

 

A “pitch” is an animated summation of your screenplay meant to entice agents and executives to purchase your script. You can write a great screenplay, but without the proper pitch it will never see the light of day. Come and learn how to wow studio execs with professional screenwriter, director, and owner of Sordelet Ink- Rick Sordelet!

 

*Seminars are included with the purchase of an All-Access Day Pass but tickets may also be purchased individually.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Short Films Block #2

Sunday, August 30, 2015

3:30-5:30pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

Rahway International Film Festival Short Films Presentation 

 

Showcasing works that educate and inspire empathy, equality, and awareness through film, RIFF has got it all. With shorts films ranging from documentary to animation to drama to comedy, these films from all over the world will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think.

 

Block #2 Lineup:

  1. Passions (NJ, USA)

  2. Ashes (NJ, USA | Filmed in France)

  3. Hurricane, Brooklyn (NY, USA)

  4. Horn OK Please (NJ, USA | Filmed in India)

  5. Whale Valley (Iceland)

  6. Bienvenidos (Welcome) (Spain | Filmed in Perú)

 

Following the short films, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

Presented by Paul Kramer & Rick Butler

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

4:00-5:30pm

Fazioli Room

Rahway International Film Festival Seminar Series - "On Location with Paul Kramer & Rick Butler"

 

Ever wonder how to snag an awesome location for your film? Ask professional location manager, Paul Kramer what it's like to secure the locations for major feature films and successful TV shows. (Credits: Person of Interest, Kings, I Am Legend, Hitch, Analyze This). Professional production designer, Rick Butler, will join him for all of your artistic inquiries. (Credits: Person of Interest, Pieces of April, Big Daddy). Come and see a sneak peek of what it’s like on a professional film set!


*Seminars are included with the purchase of an All-Access Day Pass but tickets may also be purchased individually.

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Feature Film #5: "Dreams of You & Me"

Preceded by short film "The Joke's On You" directed by Adrian Colon & Ron Saunders

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

6:00-8:30pm: Screening + Filmmakers Q&A

Hamilton Stage

 

Country of Origin: New Jersey & New York, USA

Rahway International Film Festival Feature Film Presentation - "DREAMS OF YOU & ME" directed by Angel Nieves

 

A young banker has a dream one night that he will meet the girl of his dreams. When he meets her, she turns out to be homeless. He rejects her in favor of a model, but the banker keeps running into the homeless girl, and the two may share a bond.

 

The screening will be preceded by short film "The Joke's On You" directed by Adrian Colon & Ron Saunders. Following the feature presentation, there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers & cast.

 

Afterwards, please join us for the Closing Night Party & Awards Ceremony to end the night at Patria Latin Bistro! Show your ticket to ANY of the weekend's events for entry!

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

RIFF Short Films Block #3

Sunday, August 30, 2015

6:30-8:30pm

Fazioli Room

Rahway International Film Festival Short Films Presentation

 

Showcasing works that educate and inspire empathy, equality, and awareness through film, RIFF has got it all. With shorts films ranging from documentary to animation to drama to comedy, these films from all over the world will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think. 

 

Block #3 Lineup:

  1. Gaunshahar 2071 (CA, USA | Filmed in Nepal)

  2. A Letter to My Son (NC, USA)

  3. Edifício Tatuapé Mahal (Tatuape Mahal Tower) (Brazil)

  4. Stay with Me (United Kingdom)

  5. The Song of the Seashore (China)

  6. The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (MA, USA)

  7. Fixed (Australia)

 

Afterwards, please join us for the Closing Night Party & Awards Ceremony to end the night at Patria Latin Bistro! Show your ticket to ANY of the weekend's events for entry!

 

*All festival tickets include free admission to the Saturday Lobby Networking Hour at 8PM, which will serve complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. All tickets also include admission to our Opening Night & Closing Night After-Parties, offering a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing. Come join the fun!

 

10% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the charities "Integrity House" & "National Alliance on Mental Illness".

Closing Night Party & Awards Ceremony at Patria Latin Bistro

Sunday, August 30, 2015

9:00-11pm

Patria Latin Bistro, 169 W Main St, Rahway, NJ 07065

Please join us in closing the festival weekend at the Closing NIght Party & Awards Ceremony at Patria Latin Bistro.

 

Show your ticket to ANY of the weekend's festivities for free entry! There will be a complimentary light buffet and Happy Hour bar pricing.

 

Sit in at our Awards Ceremony! We will announce and present this year's awards as decided by our judges panel consisting of leading filmmakers in the local industry. Judge profiles coming soon.

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