Our mission is to provide an opportunity for artists worldwide to showcase works that educate, and inspire equality, empathy and awareness through film.
We believe that film can reach the mind and soul in ways nothing else can. For this reason, we present films that strive to promote equality, champion the oppressed and promote open-mindedness. We also offer seminars and workshops intended to engage and educate aspiring filmmakers and on-camera talent.
Our intent is to call attention to and encourage the artistic endeavors of women and minorities, whose work is often overlooked, and in so doing, fully advocate for equality.
The Westfield International Film Festival (formerly Rahway International Film Festival), a Big Dreams and Silver Screens production, is a nonprofit film festival first founded in June of 2013 in an effort to create a warm and welcoming home for independent filmmakers and fans of film in New Jersey and the surrounding area. We annually showcase short films, feature films and music videos while offering seminars & networking opportunities to those interested in the film industry. First held at the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, NJ, we retained the town’s name for our first five years as the Rahway International Film Festival.
Now known as the Westfield International Film Festival, we are located in the neighboring town of Westfield, NJ where we call The James Ward Mansion home. The move has provided a beautiful, unique, & exclusive space in which we are happy to honor our hard-working filmmakers whom we feel deserve the full red-carpet treatment.
Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Thursday, Aug 5, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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