Call for Entries Kick Off Party!

Join us at one of Asbury Park’s trendy venues to celebrate our return to Asbury Park and the kick off of our 2018 Call For Entries at the Salvation Bar at The Asbury Hotel. Enjoy a cocktail (cash bar) and the spectacular views of Asbury Park amongst the beautifully designed gardens lit by hundreds of lanterns and candles. Feast on an array of Hors d’Oeuvres, mix and mingle with filmmakers and film lovers from all over.
This is event is not to be missed!
A worldwide “Call for Entries” has been issued to independent filmmakers by The Garden State Film Festival, New Jersey’s Premier Independent Film Festival®. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018. For more information click here.
The Garden State Film Festival, celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, is New Jersey’s largest and most respected film festival, having attracted records crowds of over 30,000 for the past 16 years.
The 2018 Festival returns to prestigious venues on the Jersey Shore, March 22-25, 2018 and will feature film competition for independent filmmakers, open talent casting call, panel discussions, free school field trip opportunities and opening and closing ceremonies. A panel of professional judges will select winning entries in a number of categories including best: Feature Length, Short, Documentary (short and feature length), Animation (short and feature length), Music Video, PSA, Commercial and Trailers.
In addition, The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) was the first festival to create a category to recognize the musical compositions and the role music plays in the cinematic arts. To date, it remains the only independent film festival to recognize composers, artists and producers of scores, soundtracks and theme songs judged solely on their own merit. Producers may submit their works, regardless of whether the film has been submitted or accepted. “We created the Movie Music category in recognition of the role movie music plays in the cinematic arts. New Jersey has a rich musical history and represents a crossroads of the film and music industries, making the largest and most respected film festival in New Jersey the most appropriate forum for the people behind the music,” states Executive Director Diane Raver.
The GSFF invites all music makers who have written and produced tracks for independent films to be recognized for the part they play in the production of fine films. Filmmakers are invited to submit (on CD format) any movie music from an independent film in any category that will be judged by music industry professionals in the new category, dubbed the GSFF Movie Music Track Competition. The winners of the competition will be recognized at The GSFF Black Tie Awards Dinner held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the English Manor.
Tickets to the Awards Dinner WILL SELL OUT!