Click here to purchase tickets online. Limited ticket quantities available. Buy them now before they sell out! Tickets may also be purchased at the door while supplies last. Cash and credit card will be accepted.
Big Dreams & Silver Screens, Inc is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that falls under category 501(c)(3) and is run by a volunteer staff. All proceeds go exclusively towards festival production costs and future events. 

General Tickets

  • Film Blocks #1-7: = $15
  • Film Block #8 (Women in Film Ceremony): = $20
  • Saturday Filmmaking Seminar = $10
Opening Night Packages*
  • Standard Ticket (Cocktail Hour, Films, Q&A, After-Party) = $75
  • Golden Ticket (All of the Above + Commemorative 5th Anniversary T-Shirt or Mug) = $95
  • V.I.P. Ticket (All of the Above + Commemorative 5th Anniversary T-Shirt & Mug + Weekend All-Access Pass) = $175

*Tickets for Opening Night event are available for advanced sale only until Friday 9/22 at 1:00pm. Tickets will not be available to buy at the door.

All-Access Day Passes**
  • Saturday All-Access Day Pass = $50
  • Sunday All-Access Day Pass = $50

**The Saturday/Sunday All-Access Day Passes grants access to ALL film blocks, seminars, and programs on the single date. Limited to 40 passes only, available while supplies last. On-sale for advanced purchase only, they will not be sold at the door.



Westfield has a wonderful, bustling downtown!  With that, we know that parking can be a hassle.   We've arranged with sponsor ride-sharing company Lyft to offer you 15% off on one ride up to $10 to/from the Rahway Film Festival.  Save yourself the headache and catch a ride.

Valid 9/22 - 9/24 while supplies last.

Click Here to claim your discount or use the promo code RAHWAYFILM.

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The James Ward Mansion
169 E. Broad Street

Westfield, NJ 07090

Via Car: 

Click here for Google Map directions.

Click here for directions on Westfield's official website.

Via Train (NJ Transit): 

The James Ward Mansion is located only a 5-minute walk away from Westfield Train Station, which serves NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line​. Only a 40-minute train ride from New York City, those travelling to/from NYC will need to transfer at Newark Penn Station.


Parking is available as on-street parking and in various public parking lots walking-distance from venue (see map below).

Click here for parking information from Westfield's official website.

The Town of Westfield offers the following FREE parking options:

  • FREE parking in permit spaces after 10:00 AM in Lot #3 (South Avenue Train lot).

  • FREE parking is available on Saturdays in Lot #3 and Lot #8 at non-numbered, non-metered permit spots, and at orange bagged employee permit spaces on Orchard St., Elm St. and Ferris Place.

  • Downtown Westfield always offers FREE parking in ALL spaces on Sundays.

Our recommendation for the least busiest parking lot is Lot #3 (South Avenue Train lot) and parking south of the NJTransit train tracks. The James Ward Mansion is just a short walk away.

**Please note that on Sunday 9/24/17 10am-5pm, several streets of Downtown Westfield will be closed for the town's street fair "Festifall". There may be increased traffic and parking will be very limited during this time. We highly recommend using public transportation, ride-sharing (we are offering a 15% off discount on Lyft!), and allowing extra time to travel to the film festival.



Please note that the front entrance of the James Ward Mansion uses a flight of stairs to enter the venue. If you require handicap elevator access, there is an elevator located in the back entrance of the building (around the corner on Elm St.) and will require a staff member to assist. Please let our volunteers on-site know if you need assistance.



Rahway International Film Festival is glad to be a part of the bustling downtown district of Westfield, NJ!  The town offers one of the most vibrant shopping and dining destinations in the state, which gives our audiences plenty to do in between screenings and parties!

Click here for a list of all dining establishments in downtown Westfield, many of which are walking distance from our venue, The James Ward Mansion.



All hotels listed below are less than a 15-minute drive from our venue, the James Ward Mansion (ordered by distance).

Best Western Westfield Inn

3 minutes (Walking Distance - 0.1 mi)

Address: 435 N Ave W Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 908-654-5600

Holiday Inn Clark

8 minutes (3.3 mi)

Address: 36 Valley Rd, Clark, NJ 07066

Phone: 732-574-0100

Hilton Garden Inn

8 minutes (4.1 mi)

Address: 304 US-22, Springfield Township, NJ 07081

Phone: 973-232-5300

Clinton Manor Hotel Union

10 minutes (4.4 mi)

Address: 2735 Route 22 W, Union, NJ 07083

Phone: 908-687-8600

The Kenilworth

13 minutes (4.6 mi)

Address: 60 S 31st St, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Phone: 908-241-4100

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Cranford

13 minutes (4.7 mi)

Address: 2 Jackson Dr, Cranford, NJ 07016

Phone: 908-709-1980