Uniting movie lovers across NYC's largest cinema desert, Rockaway Film Festival is a nomadic moving-image celebration that strives for inclusion and enrichment through meaningful events. Like the peninsula itself, the festival represents a broad spectrum of images and stories, and aims to captivate and connect all members of our vibrant community.

The festival will take place September 19-25.

We welcome submissions of all lengths and genres. Premieres preferred, but not required. Rockaway residents submit for free, please email us for a waiver.

Every filmmaker who submits will automatically receive a transferrable ticket to any festival screening.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions: rockawayfilmfestival@gmail.com