We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its 5th edition on February 17th - 27th, 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.

Overall Rating
  • Ai Wan

    It was such a great honor to be selected amongst many extraordinary and talented filmmakers. Our film "The Way We Are" won the 2021 Best Foreign Language Short Award. Thank you festival for the incredible recognition!!! Thanks, Peter Greene for his amazing professionalism, personal communication skills, and in-depth creative artistic vision. Golden State Film Festival is a fantastic choice for indie filmmakers around the globe.

    April 2021
  • This was so far my best experience with a Film Festival! Great communication with Peter Greene and Jon Gursha, and even being held online in 2021, the networking was fantastic for me haha And film"Doblez" also won an award! Thats was amazing! Long live the Golden State Film Festival! Thank you all!

    April 2021
  • Shana Gagnon

    I LOVE any film festival led by Peter Greene and Jon Gursha. These two gentleman have created an AMAZING network for indie filmmakers across the globe. Thank you for also keeping this going - safely - and socially distantly during covid times! Their ROKU platform is great! And it's been fabulous to connect w/ other filmmakers in their zoom awards ceremony. Looking forward to their next in-person festival at the movie theatre when it's safe to gather together again. Sincerely, Shana Gagnon - FILMMAKER

    April 2021
  • Great festival, we highly recommend it! Thank u so much Peter Greene and John Grusha for your kindness!

    April 2021
  • Great festival we are happy to be part of this festival. Wish you all the luck for future.

    April 2021