We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its fourth edition, at the TCL Chinese Theater Hollywood!

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 party event gala and red carpet 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.

One short film and one feature film will win a week-long theatrical engagement in Los Angeles at the Arena Cinelounge
Additional 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
  • Fantastic movie event held at the iconic world-renowned TCL Chinese Theatre, at the very heart of Hollywood. Glamorous and creative. Fabulous cinematic atmosphere, great selection of short and feature length movies, red carpet photo opportunity, inspiring members of the audience as well as awesome networking opportunity with very talented filmmakers, actors, directors, writers and producers. It was all very special. Great communication from the very professional and experienced Organisers, Jon Grusha and Peter Greene. Great opening panel, closing night party and awards ceremony. Great and very talented professional official film festival photographer Steve Escarcega. Truly unforgettable event. Strongly reccomend. Top Class.

    March 2020
  • Incredible incredible festival. Peter and Jon put together an amazing selection of films at the most iconic venue in Hollywood. What an experience. Super grateful. And looking forward to return another time.

    March 2020
  • Great communication, awesome Festival. Unfortunately, I was not able to be there in person, but had a great honor to have my feature film screening at the iconic Chinese Theater. Thanks Peter and all the crew of Golden State Film Festival.

    March 2020
  • Robert Mann

    Much kudos to the Golden State Film Festival and Peter Green for creating and hosting yet another wonderful film festival for independent filmmakers. Our film, The Soldier: The Search for Existence - Director's Cut looked and sounded great on the big screen. I couldn't have asked for a more professional screening. The venue is incredible and historic. Your team, top notch. Our entire group was blown away! Thank you again GSFF for selecting our film to participate in your incredible festival. Continued success and good fortune!

    March 2020
  • Gene Kim

    Great festival and staff! Really wonderful event.

    March 2020