Film

The Roxbury International Film Festival

June 23–July 2, 2022

The Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) is the largest festival in New England celebrating people of color around the world. Over ten days, the festival presents narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, experimental, and youth films. The festival holds workshops, panel discussions, discussions with filmmakers, and networking opportunities. ROXFILM is a competitive festival.

This year’s festival takes place in person at multiple venues, and online. For a full schedule of events across all venues, visit roxfilmfest.com.

Enjoy in-person cinematic experiences, including the opening night feature Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story, a soaring biopic about one of the most gifted gospel vocalists of the 20th century; the world premiere of Ubuntu, a documentary about a group of heroic women in Cape Town; and a free outdoor screening of the beloved romantic drama Love Jones, freshly restored for its 25th anniversary by Criterion Collection.

From the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule, enjoy collections of short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as documentaries, dramas, and more. All online rentals are available to view from the time of rental until 11:59 pm on July 2.

Festival Passes

If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

There are separate passes for in-person and online screenings. To access all in-person and online events, please purchase both passes.

In-Person Pass

$165; available through June 25, 5 pm

The In-Person Pass grants access to all events in the festival, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hibernian Hall; the Boston Public Library’s Roxbury branch; and ArtsEmerson. See a full list of in-person screenings at roxfilmfest.com.

Note that additional venues will be listed on your pass purchase as Non-MFA screenings.

ROXFILM@Home Pass

$50; available through June 30, 11:59 pm

The ROXFILM@Home Pass grants access to all online screenings.

In-Person Screenings at the MFA

June 23–26
Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Upcoming Events

Film

June 26, 2022
11:30 am–1:30 pm

Various directors

Film

June 26, 2022
2:30 pm–5:00 pm

Various directors

Film

June 28, 2022
8:00 pm–10:30 pm

Free outdoor screening! No ticket required. Presented with open captions.

Sunset Cinema

June 28

Sunset Cinema returns with a free outdoor screening of the beloved romantic drama Love Jones, freshly restored for its 25th anniversary by Criterion Collection.

Learn More about Sunset Cinema

Film Rentals

Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Tickets and passes on sale June 1 through June 30, 11:59 pm
Members $10, Nonmembers $12

ROXFILM is proud of the thoughtful selection of films in this year’s festival—including those you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Most of the films are followed by Q and As with filmmakers—don’t miss these insightful post-screening discussions.

Already rented a film?

You can watch the film on the Video Content page on the specified dates.

Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm; preceded by two short films, “Otis’ Dream” and “If There Is No Struggle”
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm
Film Rental
Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm. Preceded by a short film, “Soul Intact”

Past Events

Film

June 25, 2022
2:30 pm–5:00 pm

Various directors

Film

June 25, 2022
11:30 am–1:30 pm

Preceded by two short films, “The Panola Project” and “Soul Intact”

Film

June 24, 2022
8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Various directors

Film

June 24, 2022
5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Preceded by a short film, “Johnny Crow”

Film

June 23, 2022
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Opening night film; preceded by two short films, “Otis’ Dream” and “If There Is No Struggle”

Sponsors

Arbella Insurance Foundation

Lead Sponsor

Shapiro Family Foundation logo

Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston