A celebration of the local talent in our community.
I’M NOT NICE, Shannon Morall & Tom A. Capps. 2022. 17 min.
When an anti-social superspy misses her target on a hit-gone-wrong, she must face her greatest fear in order to complete her mission: small talk.
WE ARE FOREVER, Jonah Goldstein. 2023. 6 min
When two ghosts find each other in the "in-between," they discover they know more about each other than previously thought.
ON SKYROS, Mori Ortiz. 2023. 3 min.
On Skyros is a multimedia animated short film featuring hand-drawn and 3D animation about a trans boy trying to break through to his mother and is inspired by the Greek myth “Achilles on Skyros.” It references the mother-son dynamic in the myth through a transgender perspective, reinterpreting the tale as a coming out story. This film aims to highlight joy and the hope that things will get better.
MY FRIEND’S PLAY. Barrett Shuler, produced by Keith Roenke. 2020. 53 min.
A mother's love. A co-workers support. A friend's obligation. They all had reasons to see the play. Would their lives ever be the same?
Q&A with filmmakers following the screening.
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.