Film Submissions

Why submit to GDIFF?
Set amidst the iconic backdrop of the beautiful NYC Manhattan skyline, in Jersey City, New Jersey, Golden Door Film Festival is recognized as being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established filmmakers and directors. In our first 4 years, the festival has screened over 300 films from over 40 countries and has attracted more than 10,000 attendees and generated renewed interest in Jersey City.  The Selection Committee is comprised of a distinguished panel of film industry professionals and board members. 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. 
Who Should Submit To GDIFF?
Any filmmaker with a film completed within the last 2 years as of submission date can submit their film the GDIFF.  Selections are made based upon the quality of story first, however production quality is essential in the storytelling process.  It is therefore recommended that both components of your film be driven by an artistic vision or “voice” to score highly in our selection process.  
When To Submit To GDIFF?
Our call for entries is currently open on Filmfeeway. Please click the button to submit your film

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Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City, New Jersey proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.