We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its 6th edition on February 24th - March 4th , 2023

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
  • Scott Slone

    Had a fantastic time at the Golden State Film Festival! We were honored to be a part of the festival and can not wait to come back! A true 5 star film festival! Extremely organized! Peter and Jon are amazing and run a really great festival that truly cares about the filmmaker. I can not say enough about them and how fantastic their festivals are! We were honored to be a part of the festival and can not wait to come back! I would highly recommend submitting to this festival as you will not regret it! Thanks again for everything!

    April 2022
  • barbara peikert

    I had a great time at the legendary TCL Cinese Theatre. Thanks again to festival directors Jon and Peter for having SnowShine screened at the awesome Golden State Film Festival.

    April 2022
  • Yusuf Khan

    Great festival! Friendly staff and a great showcase of films. I strongly encourage anyone with a project to submit it to Golden State Film Festival!

    April 2022
  • Nieves Garcia Perchin

    My short screenplay ‘Room Service’ was posted as a short thriller screenplay winner but I never got an email communicating that, nor has the FilmFreeway status changed. I emailed asking about it and they told me they would update it in the coming days. It has been a month and it hasn’t change yet. I haven’t received an email communicating this either, so I have no winner laurels and I don’t even know what prize I won if any.

    April 2022
  • Artemis Fradelou

    Didn't have the chance to be there in person for our screening, but our communication was great!

    April 2022