The 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 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.

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  • Vikkramm Chandirramani

    Getting the award for 'Best Foreign Film' for 'Destiny' from The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is an honor I will cherish forever! I'm grateful to them for recognizing our film. What made it even more special was the warm festival committee. We were welcomed with delight, tremendous charm and hospitality by the honorable members of the festival committee. The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival committee includes Tony Damiano (Ridgewood Guild President), Dorothy Fucito (Film Festival Chair and the Submissions Director) , Barbara Kiernan, Lynne Clements, Jim Suozzo, RJ Konner, Tess Giuliani (Ridgewood Guild Vice President) and Suzanne Curry. The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival has been held for the past eight years. It is set in the serene, beautiful town of Ridgewood in New Jersey. Everyone who is part of organizing the festival is so committed to ensuring the best, it's touching! From the debonair Tony Damiano and genial Ms Gina (Who assured us she had seen the selected films several times!!) to Ms Dorothy Fucito and the editor Brian, everyone is so meticulous! If you are ever in NYC/NJ, you must consider visiting Ridgewood! It's a town you will love!! Here are some pictures from our journey!

    July 2018
  • David Mansour

    The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is an absolute hit! It was my first year this year submitting to the Film Festival, and let me tell you, it won't be the last!

    The environment there was so inviting and inspirational, and as a student, I was hit with an entirely new wave of advice from professional directors and filmmakers. The Guild did an amazing job in organizing this film festival, and I am looking forward to next year's.

    Happy filmmaking!

    May 2018
  • Sorry based in the UK so unable attend, but myself and the team were delight that you showed the film :The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective.
    It helps promote discussion and debate on the history of this subject. Thank you for hosting.

    May 2018
  • Roberto Pansini

    Good Film Festival in New Jersey.

    May 2017
  • Tyrell Jason

    Absolutely loved the festival! Can't wait to have another project to submit!!

    May 2017