We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its 5th edition on February 24th - March 4th , 2022

The Golden State Film Festival we take pride in creating a fun relaxed and exciting festival for independent films.

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. 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
  • I'm truly honored to have my science fiction screenplay "The Celestial Highway" win Best Sci-Fi Thriller Feature Screenplay.
    I'm also thankful that my thriller "Protector of the Emerald City", my horror "Faithful Shadow" and my drama/fantasy "The Seedling" were Official Selections! Thank you so much!

    October 2021
  • Ashley Strand

    Peter and John,

    I'm so grateful that you are running a festival. Many things can make a piece of art beautiful. But for people who are patrons of the arts, and for those who mentor and develop artists, I think their special ability (and duty!) is to see in a piece of art the costs to the artist, the risks he has taken, and the hopes he holds, and to honor that. That is what you have done for me. I thank you from my heart, and on behalf of Katherine.

    May 2021
  • Sunnie McFadden-Curtis

    There are not too many good things I can say about dealing with the organizers of this festival. They run other festivals as well (take a look at the other festivals they organize) they treat you so nicely and are very organized and amazing communication. It feels like a community which as filmmakers is what we need but especially in these times. I highly recommend this festival!

    May 2021
  • Darla Allen

    Jon and Peter put on a great festival. It was wonderful to see all the amazing films. Thank you for including and recognizing our music video "Girls Like Me". It was an honor to receive the Grand Jury Prize. Thank you. Hopefully we can meet in person next time. All of the filmmakers were very supportive of each other.

    May 2021
  • I am so grateful to this festival! I won Best International Feature Screenplay and it was my first win ever. Couldn't be happier!!!

    May 2021