Call For Entries | Garden State Film Festival

Call For Entries

2016 Call for Entries OPEN NOW!!!

Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions all open now. Final deadline is November 15th, 2015. **

** HINT: The longer you wait to submit the more it submit TODAY!

Film Entries
Screenplay Competition
Movie Music Competition

Film Entries

We have started accepting film entries for our next festival.

FINAL Deadline is November 15, 2015
*** GSFF DOES NOT ACCEPT ONLINE SCREENERS.  Believe it or not we had a really hard time getting filmmakers to send in the DVD screeners before our event last year which resulted in pulled out hair and loss of sleep the night before we opened.
Please follow the WAB instructions carefully and send to the address provided .


Screenplay Competition

We have started accepting screenplay entries for our next festival.

FINAL Deadline is November 15, 2015

Announcing the GSFF Movie Music Competition

This is the first competition of this kind in Film Festival History. Submit any original movie music from an independent film and it will be judged by music professionals with awards in multiple categories. Please submit a CD of any original music track (one entry/one track per CD please!) from any of the film categories (please specify what category the film falls under -Documentary, Feature, Animation, etc. – but do NOT send us the actual film! We want the music to stand on its own merit!).

Please mark the outside of the package MUSIC COMPETITION with the WAB Tracking ID. If you have any questions please contact us DIRECTLY at or 877-908-7050 – do NOT contact Withoutabox Customer Support about this particular category. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions!

**HINT: WAB will kick your entry out unless the title of this project is different than the film if it was entered as well. For instance please change the name of the song to ” Blahdeblah the Music Track” if the film “Blahdeblah” was also entered.

FINAL Deadline is November 15, 2015

***Still confused about this category???

The idea behind this category was, we noticed so many indie films have great music tracks, but the film isn’t always wonderful. Think Dr. Zivago..and you immediately hear “Laura’s Theme”..but can’t remember anything about the movie but a whole lot of snow.. We are looking for tracks that stand on their own..just like “Laura’s Theme”…not necessarily a series of sound effects if you catch our drift ( no pun intended!!). So if you know of a piece of music like that, we hope you will submit! Winners are announced prior to the festival and are played before and after each screening event.


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