OUR WEBSITE HAS MOVED & WE HAVE A NEW NAME!
Please visit our new website at www.westfieldfilmfest.com
RIFF 2016 | Opening Night
Festival Directors Gina Marie Rodriguez & Stacy Ignacio on Opening Night of RIFF 2016.
Credit: Alex Stross, 2016
VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE!
Introducing our New Name!
Our parent organization, Big Dreams & Silver Screens, presents the 6th Annual Westfield International Film Festival (formerly Rahway International Film Festival), returning to The James Ward Mansion on September 20-23, 2018!
OUR WEBSITE HAS MOVED! Please visit our new website by clicking the below.
The 5th Annual RIFF 2017 Hosted in Westfield on September 22-24, 2017
The 5th Annual Rahway International Film Festival took place the weekend of September 22 - 24, 2017! We screened 7 feature films and 36 short films from across the world, including as near as New Jersey to as far as Estonia and India. Aside from the films, there were Seminars, Cocktail Hours, and After-Parties.
For the full festival recap, click the button below.
The Festival Moves to The James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ
Starting in 2017, the Rahway International Film Festival (now Westfield International Film Festival) called a new venue home, The James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ!
If you are confused as to why the Rahway Film Festival is no longer in Rahway, you are not alone! Click below to read our Director's Statement, in the hopes that it will help to explain our choice to move to Westfield, to The James Ward Mansion Westfield and a bit more about our rebrand going forward as our parent company, Big Dreams & Silver Screens!
Celebrating Women in Film & Advocating Equality
Founded in 2013 by two young women in an industry still largely dominated by men, the Rahway International Film Festival (now Westfield International Film Festival) encourages the progress and success of women in the film industry. In keeping with our mission of feminism & equality, we are dedicated to showcasing an equal ratio of films by female and male filmmakers.
Every year, we also present the “Woman in Film Award” to honor and celebrate women in the film industry who exemplify our definition of success.