We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its 8th edition on February 20th thru February 27th , 2025 in Hollywood, California

The Golden State Film Festival we take pride in creating a fun relaxed and exciting festival for independent films located in Hollywood, California screening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.

The Festival will feature an opening night panel and party event gala, special events throughout the festival and an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the event.

All Dates are subject to change until official announcement soon!

The festival is programmed and organized by an experienced team of festival organizers located in Hollywood, California. The Golden State Film Festival is designed to be a contending platform for independent filmmakers to promote independent films in California The "Golden State". The festival caters to independent filmmakers of shorts and feature projects looking to promote to distributors and film aficionados in the Los Angeles area and California.

Awards and Prizes TBA

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fee's are nonrefundable. Golden State Film Festival reserves the right to change programming without notice.

Golden State Film Festival and or vendors, employees contractors or anyone related to the film festival is not responsible for travel related losses, travel costs or any costs associated with attending the festival or any costs or expenses related to changes in programing including change in venue and dates and times.

All Tickets are Non-Refundable

Overall Rating
  • how cool are theses guys!

    June 2024
  • Hunter La Salle

    Great festiva! Amazing place for filmmakers to meet one another and make great connections! Not to mention the venue is iconic...

    May 2024
  • Robert DiTillio

    A wonderful festival all around. Jon and Peter were gracious hosts who were accessible and easy to communicate with, and they created a festive atmosphere for the entire event. There was a slight scheduling issue with one of our films, but they were able to resolve it and everything worked out great. Screening at the Chinese theater was an incredibly awesome experience. We had two films in this year’s festival and they both looked and sounded magnificent on the big TCL screens. The audience was very responsive to both movies and it was quite amazing to see them there. Kind of a dream come true. The awards ceremony was loads of fun, made even more special when our film Easy To Scare won Best Horror Short. A totally unexpected surprise for me and my wife Christine and our co-producer Patrick Duncan. It turned out to be quite a night. Between the three of us, I’d say that’s six thumbs up for the Golden State Film Festival!

    May 2024
  • Agnete Strand Axelrod

    So honored to be part of the Golden State Film Festival. So exciting to see our films on the big screen.

    April 2024
  • Kima Majid

    Thank you to the jury and all other participants for this wonderful competition!

    Best regards,
    Kima Majid

    April 2024