Are You the Next GSFF Rising Star?



Calling all managers, agents, actors and friends of actors. GSFF is now accepting submissions for its 2017 Rising Star Award through FilmFreeway. The Rising Star Award is open to all up and coming actors (male and female), regardless of age,union affiliation or residence. Applicants are asked to open an account with FilmFreeway‬ (its free) and create a project in FilmFreeway named “[Applicant’s name] Rising Star”.

Then please upload a head shot, reel, resume, and any other supporting information you would like the panel to consider. The submission is made under the Rising Star Award category in the Garden State Film Festival competition in that system. You will then proceed to checkout ( there is a fee to apply).

Here is the link to Film Freeway:

The candidate MUST be available to attend the Festival,  March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury

Park, New Jersey. The winner will be honored at the Black Tie Awards Gala on Sunday March 25, 2018, and will be invited to attend/participate in various events, including the screenplay reading, as applicable.

Eligible candidates must have an undeniable passion for acting and we look for someone who has made inroads to the industry through hard work and determination. The committee will be looking for a progression of work in theater, commercials, television, and film. Past winners include Adam Mucci (‪#‎BoardwalkEmpire‬), Ronnie Marmo (‪#‎GeneralHospital‬), Joe Sernio (‪#‎AllMyChildren‬), Joey Russo (‪#‎JerseyBoys‬), and Quinn Shephard (soon to be released Blame) and Camrus Johnson.

Good Luck!

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   ….Camrus Johnson



The Garden State Film Festival proudly presents the 2017 Rising Star Award to Camrus Johnson. He graduated from high school with honors at which time he received a remarkably heavy Thespian Gold Medal. Johnson got 14 college callbacks at the Thespian Conference, however, he decided to head to New York City to pursue his career. Camrus has worked with the Rockettes, the cast of Jersey Boys, Marvel’s Netflix series, Luke Cage and various others.  Camrus’s undeniable passion and work ethic has gotten him to where he is today. When asked advice for other young talent he replied, “It gets really hard at times, but working your way up is the fun part. Mainly because of all the struggles and efforts, we can always look back and see how much we have overcome”. Congratulations, Camrus from your GSFF family!