Voted #1 film festival in New Jersey by NJ Stage Magazine in 2015 and 2016. Now in its 8th year, this four-day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors, and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the indie filmmaking landscape.
Jersey City has become the premier destination for New Jersey. Next door to NYC, screenings, after parties and gala celebrations all take place within some of the most beautiful local treasures Jersey City has to offer.
GDIFF has set its mission to afford all filmmakers the opportunity to be on an equal platform; from the burgeoning filmmaker to some of the most well-known actors and established directors and producers today.
In addition, GDIFF has also become one of the most important outlets for raising awareness for Autism and other disabilities through its innovative special needs panels and film platform.
Our recent addition of Music Videos will be Judged by Jerry Wonda, 8 time Grammy Winner.
Awards & Prizes
Feature Film Winner gets a week free Camera and lighting package in the NYC area
Rules & Terms
All submissions must be a New Jersey PREMIERE. If your film has or will screen anywhere in New Jersey prior to GDIFF do not submit.
Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
*************EXHIBITION DVDS AND/OR BLU RAYS ARE NOT RETURNED UPON COMPLETION OF THE SCREENING OR FESTIVAL NO EXCEPTIONS****************
***** WE ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE SUBMISSION SCREENERS THROUGH THE FILMFREEWAY PLATFORM NO EXCEPTIONS****** for the submissions process. We do not accept DVD or Blu-ray discs for submissions. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered
If accepted, the point of contact must respond to all requested items by the deadline given in the acceptance email or risk being rejected from the festival.