We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its 6th edition on February 22 - March 29th , 2024 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
  • Jeff Schubert

    I really enjoyed my screening at Golden State. The Q/A after the screening and the feedback from other filmmakers, and people who came out, was special and motivating. Peter and Jon work hard. Peter and Jon work hard and I appreciate their support and kind words.

    June 2023
  • Christine Bergeron

    My screening of my film at the Golden State Film Festival was a great experience. There was a fantastic networking opening evening. The coordinators were more than helpful with me rescheduling my film. On the day of my screening, I was thrilled with the amazing feedback that allowed me much needed outside perspectives. I’m so glad I had that opportunity to attend this festival in the heart of Hollywood at the Chinese Theater.

    May 2023
  • Heidi Schooler

    I just wanted to thank the Golden State Film Festival for awarding our short film "Millicent & Me and The Apple Tree", with 'Best Short Film Adapted From Another Medium'! We are so happy that they acknowledged our poignant yet comedic musical short! This was such a wonderful festival, & the festival directors, Peter & Jon, really made it a special experience, since they were super helpful with all, and fantastic with communicating about the screenings, & all necessary info. etc. They had a fantastic mixture of films, and we were honored to be included in such a FAB lineup! Also, the Chinese Theatre has the BEST screens! =(Great venue!) Thank you for all of your hard work!! & I look forward to submitting other projects in the future! Thanks again! Best, Heidi S. :-)!

    April 2023
  • Greg Simmons

    This festival was a phenomenal experience & we were able to create some great content walking around the theatre & before the screening!

    April 2023
  • Peter and John were great hosts.
    The location was super.
    We appreciated the q&a!
    Thank for screening Murder of doubt!

    April 2023