Rockaway Film Festival was formed to bring movie-lovers together from across the peninsula. We esteem those special places where people are held collectively captive in the dark, attention surrendered to the screen. This year, the pandemic has forced us to reconsider how cinema spaces can take shape and we have embraced the internet’s capacity for remote connection. For five days this October, we will broadcast a sequence of films guided by isolation and escapism, representing where our attention has been directed and redirected in 2020. The program is rooted in Rockaway and gripped by the current moment of our nation and planet.
This festival is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.
The festival is also made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by FRANC and the Fund for the City of New York.
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