Our mission is to promote global cultural activity and exchange of ideas through entertaining and educational programming, and to increase diversity by offering cultural programming for audiences whose primary language is not English.

  • RFW provides access to the screening events to everyone by offering exciting programming and affordable tickets, as well as a variety of free events
  • Using the iconic SVA Theatre as the main event venue, RFW will feature events and screenings throughout the city, including several screenings in local Colleges and Universities, where screenings are offered free of charge.

  • In its first season, RFWNY presented 15 films, conducted 18 events and welcomed 30+ filmmakers.
  • RFW welcomed over 4,500+ paid visitors the first year to SVA Theatre. We plan to add screening locations in New York City and double the attendance by 2020. Currently headquartered in NYC, RFW is planning to open chapters in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC.