We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its third 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
  • Michael Knott

    Brilliant festival, with friendly staff, fun events and great films on display.
    I will enter again.

    January 2020
  • Clea Frost

    Great Festival. Unfortunately we weren't able to attend in person but great communication and so happy to be part of the event.

    June 2019
  • Marvin Glover

    These gentlemen run an amazing festival it gets better and better each year.

    June 2019
  • Zlila Helman

    Great connection with the team who are devoted to their mission to give space to the vision of storytellers from different backgrounds and cultures. i could not attend at the festival but I was honored that my short doc. " Girls Soccer Beyond Borders" was selected to be screened in this unique festival.

    May 2019
  • Ray Robinson

    Congratulations to Peter Green and his staff for orchestrating an amazing film festival from opening night to closing! night and the award show! We look forward to being a part of your future film festivals!

    May 2019