A celebration of the local talent in our community.
MOM, DAD, DOG, Lulios Kouroupis. 2023. 14 min.
A day of events surrounding a family dog.
BEACH 116, STORIES FROM A ROCKAWAY STREET, Lee Quinby. 2023. 45 min.
Located on the seaside outskirts of New York City, Beach 116 is a key commercial street on the Rockaway peninsula, perched between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay. This two-block-long business strip is home to a cast of restaurateurs, store owners, environmentalists, hometown locals and Manhattan transplants. Their stories highlight not only the beauty of the beaches and bay, but also the challenges of economic, environmental, and health precarity to the street itself and those who count on it. By presenting a range in points of view, the film seeks to further conversation about these common issues widely at stake today.
Q&A with filmmakers following screenings.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.