For the third year, the RAHWAY REEL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL will be featured as a key part of Culture Crawl, a one-day explosion of arts, culture, music – taking place in downtown Rahway, New Jersey.

Featuring live performances, interactive art, sculpture, audio installations, spoken word, and music, along with film and video, Culture Crawl is an opportunity for artists to create and present new work to an appreciative audience, and offers a chance to experience and engage with the arts and business communities in a unique and innovative way.

We're proud to present the RAHWAY REEL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL as a prime attraction within this mix, a unique opportunity to showcase the art of the short film!

This year we'll be exclusively featuring New Jersey filmmakers during our Culture Crawl screenings scheduled for September 21, 2019.

Following that event, we will open a call to all filmmakers for possible inclusion in an ongoing film series to take place through the 2019-2020 season.

* All films under 15 minutes of length, produced after 2016, are eligible for consideration.
* Screeners must be available online, either via FilmFreeway or another platform.
* Selected works for this NJ-specific call will be presented during the afternoon of Saturday, September 21, at the beautiful Hamilton Stage in Rahway's Art District. Filmmakers will be invited to attend and take part in a Q&A discussion to follow.

By submitting your work to the Rahway Reel Short Film Festival, you agree: I will protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Rahway, The Rahway Arts and Business Partnership and its employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all losses, penalties, damages, settlements, costs, charges, professional fees, or other expenses or liabilities arising out of or resulting from the performance of the work, faulty or defective condition of merchandise or equipment, or the completed operations provided that any such claims, damage, loss or expense is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death or to injury to or destruction of the tangible property including the loss of the use resulting therefrom; and is caused under any circumstance during the Culture Crawl event. I understand that a work may be removed from festival consideration and/or programming for any reason or for no reason, and they shall not be liable for any claims of any kind arising out of such removal.

Overall Rating
  • This was a great festival. We loved the venue and the Q&A was really well done. We will be submitting again and recommend others do the same.

    September 2019
  • Very nice festival. It was well run, lots of communication with the organizers and everyone was super friendly.

    September 2018
  • Kevin McGuiness

    I was lucky enough to have my work screened at the Rahway Reel Short Film Festival, and the organizers were very friendly and provided excellent communication.

    September 2018