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Join Us For the 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival
in Asbury Park, NJ, March 22 - 25, 2018

The Garden State Film Festival was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders.

The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work. It was also created to pay tribute to New Jersey’s legacy as the birthplace of the American filmmaking industry in Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratories where he invented the first film cameras and projectors, to Fort Lee, where the original studios were founded. Our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in careers in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere conducive to learning and mentoring. Further, we are happy to present each spring in Asbury Park and to serve as an added engine for the city’s vitality through arts, commerce and culture. See you at the movies!

A weekend full of current independent films from all over the world that you can’t see anywhere else except at another film festival. Many of these films will go on to get distribution, but right now you can see them first, right here with us!

Filmmakers do a Q&A after the screening of their film. Ask all those questions you always wanted the answers to! In addition to the screenings there are workshops, professional panel discussions and even an open talent casting call. (Hey who knows you may be discovered…it’s happened before at GSFF!!)

Join us for lots of great parties where you can get up close to those folks you see on and behind the big screen!

We are very excited to have many well known celebrities at this year’s Garden State Film Festival. See who is coming by logging on to our site. They will be attending screening events, doing interviews, working press lines, attending panel discussions, the Cocktail Party, the Awards Dinner and book signings. In short, they’ll be mingling.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
AND AT THE DOOR OF EACH SCREENING EVENT ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

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