The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is in its eighth year of celebrating excellence in US and International independent films of all genres.
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 threenights of celebrating independent filmmakers!
Awards & Prizes
Red Carpet Ceremony with Press/Celebrities. Awards for 'Best of' and Certificates of Participation are presented at the Filmmaker's Award Ceremony & Afterparty.
The 2018 RGIFF student 'Best of' winner will receive a $500 cash honoraria.
Rules & Terms
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.