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Golden Door Film Festival was founded with the ideal that every film selected for our program and its team should have the keys to the “Golden Door”. Whether an emerging or established artist, you will treated like a star. We are an elite festival but never elitist.
The concept of the “Golden Door” was derived from the last line of the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty (which is technically in Jersey City) written by Emma Lazarus. It reads, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”. Jersey City, New Jersey is that golden door and Ellis Island (also in Jersey City waters) served as the door to opportunity several decades. This four day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the NYC area filmmaking landscape.
Screenings, after parties and gala celebrations all take place within some of the most beautiful local treasures Jersey City has to offer. Located immediately next to New York City, yet firmly entrenched in New Jersey, Golden Door Film Festival is a filmmaker’s dream come true.
Founded in 2010 by actor Bill Sorvino, Golden Door International Film Festival has grown to become one of the foremost film festivals on the east coast. GDIFF has been twice named #1 film festival in New Jersey by New Jersey Stage Magazine and has been placed on the 2018 Top 50 Film Festivals by Movie Maker Magazine.
GDIFF is more than just a film festival. It is a networking event, a learning repository, a hotbed of new talent and a host of generous galas and afterparties!
Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is one of the premier events in Northern New Jersey where filmmakers, celebrities and industry leaders gather for four incredible days in the heart of Jersey City. The Festival provides a unique opportunity to reach a sophisticated audience in a fast growing market. The GDIFF team works closely with sponsors to develop a one of kind experiences for their brands and businesses. Why be a sponsor of Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City?