2019 RGIFF FULL SCHEDULE NOW ON OUR WEBSITE - https://ridgewoodguildfilmfest.com

Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is in its ninth year of celebrating excellence in US and International independent films.

With celebrity guests and film screenings complemented by lively and informative Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers, the annual RGIFF is highly anticipated by independent filmmakers, professionals, film lovers and enthusiasts as well as students who participate in our 'Student Filmmaker Night' The RGIFF is seven nights of celebrating independent filmmakers!

Red Carpet Ceremony with Press/Celebrities. Awards for 'Best of' and Certificates of Participation are presented at the Filmmaker's Award Ceremony & Afterparty.

The 2019 RGIFF student 'Best of' winner [high school] will receive a $500 cash honoraria.

Short synopsis of entry, short trailer, bio of filmmaker, photo of filmmaker, genre/category, production year, MPAA rating if any, and length of film.

If selected, The filmmaker must grant permission for the materials to be used in all publicity pertaining to the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival.

The act of submitting your film constitutes acceptance without reservation of all rules of the RGIFF.

Note: Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per film and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.

Digital Shorts genre is only open to anyone 18 years old or younger [Proof of age may be required] & cannot be a school project [it must be filmed on either a cell phone, tablet, or iPad only]

*Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable.
*Only entries with full payment & required information will be considered.
*If any materials need to be mailed, the cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
*Student submissions - to qualify, must include proof of student status at time of production [copy of student ID, letter from school/teacher.]
*Confirmation of the filmmaker[s] legal rights to all music, images and content in the entry.

Overall Rating
  • Olgierd Minkiewicz

    Absolutely wonderful communication and organizers. Very responsive and friendly. We were honored to have won "Best Music Video" for "Leading Me Straight" in 2019. They even mailed us a high-quality glass trophy to celebrate the journey. We look forward to submitting again in the future!

    June 2019
  • Pierre GAFFIÉ

    A great festival. Our film ("Radio moon") was semi-finalist in the latest edition, and everything was very well organised. Feedback, technical requests, etc... We received very warm and well detailed mails or answers. I recommend this festival greatly !

    May 2019
  • I was unable to attend the festival, but am honored to be among such an esteemed line up! Thank you for hosting.

    May 2019
  • Brad Forenza

    The RGIFF facilitates a world-class operation, in the context of small community. Their venue and leadership truly helps to raise the visibility of independent artists and projects.

    November 2018
  • Vincent Veloso

    Excellent film festival. Great communication. Recommended

    September 2018