Loading
Loading Events

Program

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

List of Events

’18 GDIFF ALL ACCESS PASS

Thursday, September 20 @ 1:00 PM - Sunday, September 23 @ 11:30 PM

All Acccess to ALL events including Red Carpet events, all film screenings, seminars, galas and more!

RED CARPET EVENT- OPENING GALA – The Undiscovered Country and Nightingale

Thursday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Golden Door International Film Festival of New Jersey kicks off its 8th year with food, drinks, music, and films! Nightingale (0:11:23) - The world is in the midst of nuclear war. While seeking refuge in his bunker, Paul has decided to past the time by hosting a one-man radio show but he does so at the cost of a rare commodity, electricity. The Undiscovered Country (1:27:00) - A young woman confronts her mother's secret past -- by following her…

[09 LSP] Beyond Brotherhood

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Beyond Brotherhood (1:44:19) - The directorial debut from Panamanian filmmaker Arianne Benedetti features a diverse cast of accomplished American and Panamanian actors including Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), Drew Fuller (“Army Wives”), Valerie Domínguez (“Los caballeros las prefieren brutas”) and Robin Durán (“Hands of Stone”).

[02 Beacon] A Host of Sparrows and Mortal Wounds

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mortal Wounds (0:13:41) - Glover is a precise and clinical hit man for the Russian Mafia. Weary of his work and ready to start a new life, he arrives at his latest job only to find a competing killer has come for the same target. Now stuck battling with Bea, a fiery self-made woman, he finds that in order to move forward he must let go of his past.  A Host of Sparrows (1:22:00)  -  An ex-con’s plans to retire…

[04 JCTC] Standing Up Block

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

THIS APPEARED! (0:04:49) - A magician's talent show act goes in unintended directions. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (0:06:39) - A love story about a young woman and the love of her life who happens to be a rock. Standing Up (1:18:00) - Three unlikely aspiring stand-up comedians – an ultra-Orthodox Jew, a couchsurfing custodian, and a personal injury lawyer – risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York comedy scene.

[11 SPU 1 Pope] Something

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Something (1:26:00) - A man and a woman are struggling to adjust to life with their new baby. But their situation begins to unravel when they suspect a menacing stranger could be lurking, watching, even entering their home...

[13 SPU 2 Irving] ZombieCON

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ZombieCON (1:41:00) - Cosplayers are stuck in a zombie apocalypse of anime proportions.

[56 Loews] The Sisters Plotz

Friday, September 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Sisters Plotz (1:41:19) - Three eccentric heiresses encounter scheming maids, dashing suitors, and a councilwoman set on destroying their home.

[14 SPU 2 Irving] Selling Isobel and Little Darling

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Little Darling (0:13:38) - A courtroom sketch artist dives into an animated past of memories long forgotten. Selling Isobel (1:30:00) - A thriller based on true events, featuring the real victim playing herself. It's about a woman who got locked in, drugged, held against her will and sold to numerous men for 3 days in an apartment and about her fight for survival all the way to the gruesome end.

RED CARPET EVENT- Mother of All Secrets and Jesse’s Girl

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RED CARPET EVENT-FEATURING JERRY"S VODKA, SANTA MARGHERITA WINE AND NJ BEER CO. RHONY CAST WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE! Jesse's Girl (0:17:46) - A woman contemplates ending her engagement while attending her own bridal shower. Mother of All Secrets (1:24:00) - When a US state senator goes missing on vacation in Bermuda, his pregnant girlfriend Aubrey searches for answers. What she learns is his estranged mother is on the island and knows more about the disappearance than she is letting on.

[05 JCTC] At the End of the Day

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At the End of the Day (1:58:22) - A conservative professor at a Christian college finds himself in a gay support group to stop their launch of an LGBTQ homeless youth shelter in their small town.

[10 LSP] Virginia Minnesota

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Virginia Minnesota (1:37:00) - Two young women, torn apart by a childhood tragedy, unexpectedly reunite and embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey, where they unlock memories of long-forgotten innocence and what it means to truly believe.

[03 Beacon] Autism 1

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Digital Living (0:22:30) - For people with autism, digital media like cell phones and tablets can improve the quality of life. UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie (0:22:40) - Six kids get personal about their desperate struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and reveal how they regained control of their lives. DEEJ (1:11:48) - A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion.

[12 SPU 1 Pope] Urban Life

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Door (0:04:47) - Be careful what door you open...you may find the truth. Abuela's Luck (0:08:48) - A young man’s relationship with his grandmother is altered forever after a chance visit to his neighborhood Dominican bodega. Blue House Slave (0:14:28) - When Blue Walls Destroy Families. Knockout Game (0:20:40) - They played a game... 88 Cents (0:37:30) - After losing five years behind bars, a man begins his new life in San Francisco, eager to find a job, a…

[60 WHITE EAGLE] Miami or Bust

Friday, September 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Miami or Bust (1:19:14) - Three guys from Hoboken need to drive to Miami in 24 hours to win a bet...what could go wrong?

[06 WHITE EAGLE] RED CARPET EVENT- Sara Q and The Perfect Fit

Friday, September 21 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

RED CARPET EVENT - CASH BAR.  FILMS START AT 8PM The Perfect Fit (0:16:43) - A determined young actress gets the opportunity to audition for the role that her mother originated on Broadway. When tensions arise between the two, the girl must decide whether to play by her mother's rules or her own. Sarah Q (1:27:40) - A young woman from a small town moves to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.

[08 Loews] RED CARPET EVENT – Criticsized and Click Send

Friday, September 21 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Click Send (0:11:29) - Whatever you do Don't Click Send. Criticsized (1:25:17) - The most vicious serial killer of the 21st-century manipulates LA Detectives Jack Donaldson and Steve Sabbia as they become part of his twisted plan. Seeking revenge against the world's ignorance of his self proclaimed brilliance, his gruesome crimes are broadcast live on the Internet.

[36 SPU 2 Irving] Dystopia

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Population Control (0:05:52) - Two agents from the Bureau of Disease and Population Control attempt to extract a carrier of a horrible rage virus. They discover that not ONLY the infected ones have symptoms. Compliance (0:09:57) - In a severely overpopulated world, a father and son have ten minutes to decide who lives and who dies between them. Into the Dark (0:13:50) - Amid a deadly viral outbreak, a stranded man and his daughter must fight to survive with a…

[15 Beacon] Sports

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Greenville National Little League Baseball (0:39:34) - Greenville Nation Little League Baseball is a true, Jersey City based story, untold in the last 3 to 4 decades. It's a Little League to be remembered and honored for a lifetime. The coaches and players have forged a friendship for eternity. Some players even went to play Pro ball, and some are coaching still to this day! The Miracle in Manhattan, Part One: "The Foundation" (1:00:00) - The TRUE Story of The…

[32 SPU 1 Pope] HS Student

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Guard (0:02:08) - One girl's journey through color guard and its history. A Change In My City (0:02:18) - Times have changed and the city he once knew is no longer what it used to be. A Final Goodbye to You (0:02:27) - Always say goodbye to the people you love like you will never see them ever again. The Final Pin (0:02:35) - The short story about a pin down in the gutters with hopes of playing in…

[28 LSP] Wajd: Songs of Separation

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wajd: Songs of Separation (1:27:00) - A meditation on loss, yearning, and faith, told through the lives of three Syrian refugee musicians.

[19 JCTC] New Media

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

John Brothers Gym (0:05:52) - Two second-generation Indian-American brothers, Jerry and Manu, take the nontraditional path of starting a gym, and tensions arise when they butt heads on the new yoga instructor, Elisa. Ben & Lucy (0:08:42) - A lonely vampire gets a human roommate to help him move on from past hardships. The Survivor: A Tale From The Nearscape (0:11:53) - In a post-apocalyptic world, a young boy embarks on a perilous journey to obtain water and medicine for…

[23 Loews] My Name is Pedro

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

My Name is Pedro (1:36:00) - When a glowing front page New York Times article catapults maverick public school educator into the spotlight, he is recruited and then accepts a promotion to use his famed 'out of the box' and transformative practices to save a corrupt and divided suburban school district. But the political challenges there may simply be too great, even for the infallible Santana. In order to continue his life's mission that 'every kid can learn', (he himself…

[24 Loews] Comedy

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pennies from Le Pen (0:04:30) - Marine Le Pen is the Donald Trump of France. Le Pen, like Trump, has a lot to say about immigrants and immigration. 'Pennies from Le Pen' is a short experimental film attempting to touch deep chords in the human heart with a minimalist approach to filmmaking. Shyft (0:05:47) - Ride share gone wrong. Heart Yoga (0:07:00) - A documentary team follows a yoga instructor to inform the public of the class routine. Unfortunately, the…

[33 SPU 1 Pope] Ghost in the Family Block

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Advice with Adam Chernick (0:04:31) - Each week on "Free Advice" 11 year-old stand-up comedian Adam Chernick helps conflicted and confused adults solve their real world problems using just his humor, honesty and heart. Ghost in the Family (1:34:00) - When a broken family moves into a house haunted by a suffering spirit, the ghost sees an opportunity to try and save his soul by teaching the family how to live. He quickly discovers that is easier said than done. 

[37 SPU 2 Irving] A Shot in the Dark and Looking for Miracles

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Looking for Miracles (0:03:00) - Video poem A Shot in the Dark (1:26:00) - Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a New Jersey State Championship before the end of his senior year.

[16 Beacon] Autism 2

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The GKHS Autism Awareness Campaign (0:03:00) - The students of the Great Kills High School scripted and helped edit this short campaign video to advocate for themselves as students with Autism in hopes to bring awareness in order to foster more vocational opportunities for them upon graduation in the community. A Ferry Tale (0:10:14) - Despite everything, not to lose hope will be the most effective response to the negative actions such as otherization, prejudice and belittling directed towards autistic…

[29 LSP] Drama for Adults 1

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Missed (0:09:23) - A young man meets with his estranged father after a four year absence hoping to reconnect before their ideological differences keep them apart forever. Abide (0:11:32) - As a man faces the reality of his wife's dementia, he must decide whether to hold on to his guilt or let her go. JITTERS (0:12:40) - Minutes before his nuptials, a neurotic young man locks himself in the back room of a church, with the best man he knows. Recalling…

[20 JCTC] Inventing Pleasure and Stowaway

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stowaway (0:05:00) - A woman secretly embarks on a voyage at sea. Inventing Pleasure (1:16:30) - A middle-aged engineer decides to prove his worth by inventing a watch to help make him responsible for one billion orgasms

[21 JCTC] Music Videos

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Never Gets Old (0:02:37) - Set with the backdrop of NYC, on location in downtown Jersey City, rappers/songwriters J.I Hudson and Jay Hollin perform their original "Never Gets Old." Broken Lullaby (0:02:55) - A solitary musical note desperately searches for his partner to fix their song. The Emoji Song (0:03:27) - Is the modern man overdoing it with the emojis? Actor/singer/songwriter Ben Rauch would argue a definitive YES! “THE EMOJI SONG," is a cautionary, comedic music video exploring the dangers of today's…

[25 Loews] RED CARPET EVENT 100 Acres of Hell and Psycho Therapy

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Psycho Therapy (0:10:00) - We're almost out of time. 100 Acres of Hell (1:24:00) - Man vs. inbred mutant smackdown.

[38 SPU 2 Irving] Good Day Block

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Millennial on her Phone (0:03:11) - A millennial contemplating about her life. Elevator Lesson (Re-boot) (0:07:05) - Some lessons are best learned on the way up! Good Day (1:34:52) - Good Day follows the lives of six twenty-somethings on Halloween night as their paths cross en route to a costume party.

[17 Beacon] Performance Anxiety

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Over Again (0:17:19) - Gregory, an aging guitarist, re-discovers his passion in music and finds the courage to play again. Musicians and Magicians (0:15:00) - Meet Henry - a flustered screenwriter who stages his life like a movie, while struggling to hold down a relationship with his girlfriend, Dorry, a down-to-earth therapist. I Got A Callback (0:14:19) - An actor is put to the test in a callback. Touching the Sound (0:20:12) - This film tells a magical surrealist…

[30 LSP] Nature

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) (0:06:05) - Forest bathing for the 21st century.  VOICE (0:10:00) - A lonely man becomes fascinated with a shadow that appears on his apartment's wall. The Wildlife of Liberty State Park (0:29:36) - The wildlife of Liberty State Park. Nasario remembers the Río Puerco (0:59:46) - Returning to the ruins of a remote valley where he grew up, New Mexico folklorist Nasario García unearths memories of a time before the rains stopped, when the Hispanic villages flourished…

[34 SPU 1 Pope] Family Drama

Saturday, September 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

En Route (0:06:16) - Two estranged sisters must face each other for the first time in a year -- on the 6-minute ride to their deceased brother's memorial. MIA (0:09:00) - When Mia volunteers to sub for her mom’s house cleaning job, she meets Georgia, the spoiled daughter of her employer. This one encounter rocks her world and pushes Mia into an unknown path. Hideaway (0:13:20) - Revolving around two young boys who battle imaginary monsters, Hideaway shines a light…

[26 Loews] RED CARPET EVENT Yellow Scare and 3.5

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

3.5 (0:14:38) - Maggie Elliot feels lost and despondent when she finds herself on the George Washington Bridge, where every 3.5 days someone attempts suicide. This is her story, inspired by true events. Yellow Scare (1:20:10) - When the heinous Hitler joins forces with a mysterious evil to create a doomsday weapon, only the brave and bumbling Steel Brothers can stand in their way!

[35 SPU 1 Pope] Benji The Dove

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Benji The Dove (1:25:00) - Four boys decide to start a knighthood to fight against bullies in their town.

[39 SPU 2 Irving] Squirrel Block

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

paralysis (0:04:23) - It's here, but she still isn't ready. Chosen (0:13:43) - A heroin addict awakens from a suicide attempt and learns that he is the sole descendant of Jesus Christ. Squirrel (1:15:00) - A couple lost in the woods stumbles across a mysterious cult who once harvested a strange, crimson, maple syrup with healing properties. With the cult on the brink of ruin the leader must take matters into his own hands.

[18 Beacon] Frank and Ava

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Frank and Ava (1:43:45) - A destitute Sinatra pursues a hapless romance with the sultry starlet; marked by passion, suspicion, bourbon and infidelities; while campaigning for the role of Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity; the sole ray of hope in salvaging his career.

[31 LSP] You Go To My Head

Saturday, September 22 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

You Go To My Head (1:55:55) - Following a mysterious car accident in the desert, Dafne suffers from post-traumatic amnesia. Jake, the first person she sees when she regains consciousness, tells her he’s her husband.

+ Export Events
All Access Pass Opening Night Gala/Films/Afterparty PROGRAM GUIDE MOVIE SCHEDULE/BUY TICKETS Closing Night Gala Awards Ceremony
written by