The Golden Door Film Festival is recognized as being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established filmmakers and directors. In our first 2 years, the festival has screened over 150 films from over 40 countries and has attracted more than 3,000 attendees and generated renewed interest in Jersey City.
The Selection Committee is comprised of a distinguished panel of officers of the Board of Directors of the Golden Door International Film Festival some of whom are actors and filmmakers. Each and every film is evaluated by a selection committee and evaluated for possible competition in the Festival.
The Awards Committee is comprised of a distinguished panel of jurists who are screenwriters, editors, film professors and other film industry colleagues.
The awards are presented at our Gala Closing Ceremony at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater on the last day of the festival.
The submissions process is managed by the Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City through a third party vendor, Without A Box. Please click here to submit your film.
Films are mailed to the Golden Door International Film Festival offices at 31 Glenwood Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306.
Two copies should be sent in DVD format. One copy is retained by the Director of Submissions and the other is forwarded to the Selection/Jury Committee. On the last evening of the Festival, an Awards Ceremony takes place where each nominee and each winner in the category is celebrated for their contribution by showing scenes form each nominated film and announcing the winner in each category. A beautifully inscribed trophy is handed out to each winner!