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.

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