We Are Ready For Our Close Up!... Just Not Too Close!

Goddard Riverside presents the Gold Standard Film Festival as part of the Gold Standard Arts Festival, a week long event that celebrates and showcases artists who are a minimum of fifty years of age as art is ageless.

The cornerstone of the week, will be the film festival.

Films from around the world will be screened on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a live audience. While the writer and director must be in this age bracket, their film stories have no demographic limits.

Selected filmmakers will get to enjoy parties, networking opportunities with industry executives and expert panels

The writer and/or director of the film must be fifty years old or older
Films must have been completed within the past two years
Non English language films need to have English subtitles
Films must not be available for public viewing online
Films must have been produced in the last two years

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit a digital and/or online version of their films in a mp4 or .mov format. If these file formats do not exist, please submit a downloadable link to your film on a site such as Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion, or MetaCafe. Include all passwords for video access. DVD copies will NOT be accepted.

The festival has the right to use promotional material.
The filmmaker has secured all the rights.

Entry fees are non refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Ken Perlstein

    What an amazing experience this was and an honor to be a part of. This will soon be one of the great festivals to be in.
    Ken Perlstein
    "How Am I Doing?" team .

    May 2022
  • A BIG thanks to Caytha and Eileen for making us part of their inaugural festival! The communication and organizing was amazing. We were not in attendance but we definitely felt a part of the festival with all the updates and events that were scheduled. We hope to be back next year!

    May 2022
  • Rajiv Mallick

    From concept to planning to communications to execution, this is by far the best film festival that I have had the pleasure to be a part of. Caytha and Eileen have clearly done an amazing amount of work in organizing this remarkable festival. It was reflected in the quality of the films and other programs (workshops, panel discussions etc) in the excellent communications before and during and after the festival and the hospitality. A great mission well accomplished in its first year and continued best wishes for the future.

    May 2022
  • Christina Zorich

    I couldn’t attend this year but I’m incredibly happy for Caytha and her whole team! What a wonderful opportunities you are creating for folks at a certain age. Thank you for what your doing. It’s beautiful! XO

    May 2022
  • Harris Shore

    Congratulations Caytha and Eileen on the most thoughtfully and expertly designed and executed inaugural Gold Standard Film Festival. Caytha, I so appreciated your kind and personal communication, from the moment you first wrote to me about submitting my short film, "The Trust." Kol Hakavod!

    May 2022