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For press inquiries, please contact Gina Marie Rodriguez at or (848) 467-8073.

This year's festival takes place at the James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ from September 22-24, 2017.

Are you a media professional? Please request press passes for our event by sending your name, media outlet and number of passes needed to us at with the subject line "Press Pass".

May 26, 2017

Press Release - Rahway, NJ -​ ​Big Dreams & SIlver Screens Youth Festival (formerly the Rahway Film Festival Jr), is now moving into its second season. Twenty films created by talented student filmmakers from middle and high schools across New Jersey will screen at Patria Latin Bistro on ​Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm​.  The attending filmmakers will participate in a Q&A afterwards, hosted by Edison TV’s Ron MacCloskey of “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey.”

March 6, 2017

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ - Big Dreams & SIlver Screens Youth Festival (formerly the Rahway Film Festival Jr), is now moving into its second season. This program is geared towards New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12, meant to encourage students’ storytelling capabilities through the lens of filmmaking.

February 17, 2017

Press Release - WESTFIELD, NJ - A new year brings new changes for Rahway International Film Festival, who is kicking off 2017 by growing into the non-profit organization, Big Dreams and Silver Screens, and with the expansion comes a brand new relocation.

Rahway International Film Festival Announces its Fourth Annual Celebration and Lineup - October 21-23, 2016

September 27, 2016

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ - The Rahway International Film Festival is returning to the UC PAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, NJ on Friday, October 21, 2016 through Sunday, October 23, 2016. The annual event, now in its fourth year, boasts: “Brunch and Learn” seminars for aspiring and experienced filmmakers, Networking Opportunities for ALL, 12 feature length and 50 short films from all across the globe, and Q&A Sessions with visiting filmmakers and actors from as far as Germany and the Phillippines.

September 26, 2016

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ -​ The Rahway International Film Festival will open its fourth annual celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the UC PAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, NJ with a complimentary cocktail hour for all of the evening’s attendees. Cocktail Hour will begin at 6:30pm, followed at 8pm by the night’s film presentations.

September 26, 2016

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway International Film Festival hosted the 1st Annual Rahway Film Festival Junior for New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12 on May 21, 2016. The student film festival was a great success and the lucky winners of the “Best Film of the Festival” and “Audience Choice” awards will be honored at this year’s main Fourth Annual Rahway International Film Festival event on October 21 through October 23,

Rahway International Film Festival Celebrates New Jersey Student Filmmakers

May 18, 2016

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ - May 18, 2016 - Rahway International Film Festival introduces the inaugural “Rahway Film Festival Junior”, dedicated to showcasing the filmmaking talents of New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12. The event brought to you by “Just Be You Performing Arts” will take place on May 21, 2016 at 2pm in UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, and will present 19 short films by young filmmakers across the state.

July 9, 2015

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ​ – Rahway, New Jersey's premier film festival, The Third Annual Rahway International Film Festival returns on August 28­-30, 2015 at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. This year’s lineup is full of brilliant films spanning 12 different countries, featuring stars like Juno Temple (Maleficent, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Evan Peters (American Horror Story, Kick­Ass) and Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, Big Daddy). A highlight of this year’s festival is the introduction of feature length films in addition to the standard short films program, plus a special Saturday night outdoor screening.

June 6, 2014

Press Release - RAHWAY, NJ - Rose and Pearl Films presents The Second Annual Rahway International Film Festival, Rahway, New Jersey's premier annual international short film festival and networking event this summer on July 12, 2014. RIFF returns to Hamilton Stage with a full-day of indie film screenings, seminars and a street fair.

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