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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 85 FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PRESENT THEIR FILMS IN THE 2020 RIDGEWOOD GUILD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RIDGEWOOD GUILD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL!
DUE TO THE CONTINUED COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL! OUR FILM FESTIVAL HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED
👉FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 3, 2021👈
WE DO NOT INTEND TO CANCEL THIS FESTIVAL.
ALL FILMMAKERS WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ONCE THE ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS ARE ANNOUNCED.
YOU WILL NOW HAVE A BROADER AUDIENCE TO VIEW YOUR FILMS OVER SEVERAL DAYS RATHER THAN JUST ONE DAY!
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING. STAY SAFE!
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, the Ridgewood Guild’s Annual International Film Festival has grown from a two-day event to a seven-day festival and special events including our World Cinema Night, our Human Rights Festival, our Student Night and our Main Festival all showcasing creative and inspiring filmmakers and films from around the globe.
Our Festival programming provides film entertainment that covers a wide variety of genres, offering something for just about everyone. It gives independent film artists a platform for sharing their work with audiences that might not otherwise have the opportunity to see them.
At the RIFF, all films are fully reviewed ensuring that each film submitted receives fair and equal consideration. Films are eligible for jury awards. All jurors are industry professionals. The winners of jury awards receive outstanding personalized trophies for Best Short, Best Animation, Best Student, Best Documentary, Best Musical Video, Best Web/New Media and Best Foreign Film. Each year a $500 honorarium is awarded to the Best High School Student and Undergrad College Student Filmmaker.
Our festival is the place to be for action and excitement in Ridgewood in the spring. With its Red Carpet, Launch Party, Press Coverage, Celebrities, Awards Ceremony, Hollywood-style After Party, film screenings complemented by lively and informative Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers, the annual RIFF is highly anticipated by independent filmmakers, professionals, film lovers and enthusiasts as well as students. With easy access to New York and centered in Ridgewood surrounded by many popular restaurant options, RIFF is an ideal festival hub for both visitors and locals alike.