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Friday Night Gala Cocktail Party and First ScreeningApril 1, 2016  6:30PM-8:20PM

This event IS included in the Weekend Pass! ( best deal in town!)

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Join us for our Fourteenth Anniversary Gala Cocktail Party in the Ballroom at Resorts Hotel and Casino ( 2nd floor). With entertainment by


Live  Entertainment by Tony Day Featuring the Across The Globe Music Group,


All tickets $25 in advance and includes first screening ( This event IS included in the weekend pass). Tickets are also available at the door on a first come first serve basis.

** HINT: “WHAT DO I WEAR??” Most people come after work and are in work clothes. Others go all out!

Friday Night Films Include:



Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in the British dramedy DOUGH.

Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan (Pryce) is desperate to save his London bake shop. His customers are dying off, his sons have no interest in keeping afloat the family business, and hostile businessman Sam Cotton (London Film Critics’ Circle winner Philip Davis) has his own greedy plans for the property. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), a refugee from Darfur. The Muslim boy assists with the bakery’s daily chores, while selling cannabis on the side to help his struggling mother make ends meet. When Ayyash one day accidentally drops his stash into the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelf, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. The cast of characters is rounded out by Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor-winner Ian Hart as a tough marijuana dealer and Oscar-nominee Pauline Collins as the landlady with a none-too-subtle crush on Nat.

Directed by John Goldschmidt, DOUGH is a warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

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GSFF Awards Dinner Sunday April 3rd  6:30 PM Claridge Hotel

Please email to get on waiting list!

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A Black Tie (optional) Awards Banquet at the Claridge Hotel– cocktail reception at Holtzman Gallery, followed by banquet in the Grand Ballroom, where the winners of this year’s competition are announced and celebrity filmmakers are honored. Entertainment by “The Film Cans” This event has seen the birth of many a project and relationship. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate with us and thank everyone who shared their hard work with our audiences over the GSFF weekend!
Get your tickets early we will SELL OUT!** **


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** Ticket price includes fabulous  dinner and cash bar


OTHER PARTIES AROUND TOWN ( All after parties are open to the public)

After Parties are planned for:

Saturday April 2, 10:00PM-????

The Claridge Hotel

Around the pool!

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Meet celebrities, directors and movie fans!
Free Admission with Weekend Pass or Badge.
Food and drink Available