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The 'Golden Door'

The very basis for life in the United States is the opportunity that awaits beyond the Golden Door of America.  Jersey City was that portal for many years and still is.  Golden Door Film Festival was founded on the principles of opportunity and equality for each and every qualified filmmaker that has their film accepted to our festival.


The Golden Door Film Festival organization believes in giving back to the community that supports us and that we are a part of and cherish.  Our first program under that concept is our Scholarship fund which is awarded to an outstanding media arts student within the Jersey City School system.


Each year our festival has grown terrifically and we will continue to shape our organization and events until we have reached the pinnacle of film festival importance. Our aim is to take our place among the most respected film festivals in the world.  

For Media

Apply for media passes, set up interviews, get press materials or general info.

If you are a writer for an appropriate media outlet and would like to:
1. Set up an interview with a member of our organization
2. Acquire Golden Door press materials
3. Get general info

Please contact our Media Representative:

Peggy Kelly:

If you are applying for media credentials, please provide all information below.  We welcome applications for press passes, but you must provide proof of your affiliation to an appropriate media organization.

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Gala Opening Red Carpet Photo Ops and Sound Bites Film Reviews Seminar Reviews Awards Ceremony Interview Participants 

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