4th Annual

Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City

September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014

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Feature Competition
Feature Films over 60 minutes. Drama or comedy, all genres.
Short Film Competition
Jersey City/Local Competition
Any film, Feature, Short or Documentary either filmed in Jersey City or Hudson County, about Jersey City or Hudson County , or directed or acted in by a current or former Jersey City or Hudson County resident.
Documentary Competition
Women in Cinema-Alice Guy Blache Award
The Women in Cinema-Alice Guy Blache Award is a tribute to the woman who is widely considered the very first narrative film director of the motion picture industry. She also ran one of the first film studios ever created which was located in New Jersey. The award will be given to a female director whose submission, regardless of genre, is considered the most outstanding work by a female director. If you are a female director, you may submit to any categories, however, to be considered for the Women in Cinema Award you should submit your work in this category.
Student Competition


The Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is a premiere event minutes from Manhattan,NYC which was inspired by the renaissance of Jersey City, NJ. It is, most importantly, a forum where distinguished as well as up and coming filmmakers will have the opportunity to present their current work in a prestigious and respected event. Consequently, we hope to bring Jersey City to the fore of the filmmakers community. Mayor Steven Fulop, took the 2013 Closing Night Ceremony as an opportunity to announce his new initiative to thrust Jersey City to the top of the list as a choice for filmmakers to work in the region. This is a perfect compliment to Golden Door's philosophy and mission.


Now in its 4th year, Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City was inspired by the resurgence that Jersey City, NJ has seen over the past several years. Situated directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Jersey City has a vibrant arts community and has become the new foodie destination in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. Golden Door Film Festival has all of the flair of the top tier festival while maintaining a hometown feel and attitude of a regional, more welcoming festival. The aim of Golden Door FIlm Festival is to give every filmmaker, whether well known or just getting started the same footing and platform from which to shine.


Bill Sorvino (Festival Registrar); Bill Sorvino (Festival Registrar); Tamara Thelander (Publicist)


All genres will be accepted with the exception of films containing pornographic sexual content and/or graphic violence unrelated to the storytelling process.


Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.