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The Garden State Film Festival

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Plan to join us March 23 - 27, 2022 for the 20th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ

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. In addition, our event provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring. See you at the movies!


GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Calling for Entries

2018 Call for Entries July 1- December 1, 2017!

The Garden State Film Festival is scheduled for March 22-25, 2018 in Asbury Park, NJ.

Film, Screenplay and Movie Music competitions open July 1, 2017.


Make sure all of the INFORMATION you are submitting into the submission system  is CORRECT because  THAT information GOES RIGHT INTO OUR SYSTEM. PLEASE CHOOSE CONTACT INFO WISELY!!

Please double check everything & make sure you enter any notable actors, other producer(s), director(s), Cast, Poster art, contact information, etc. 



IT is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to communicate with your crew IF your film is selected and  the details of your screening.


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Film Entries







July 15th – Early Deadline – Best Discount
October 15th – Deadline
November 15th – Late Deadline
FINAL Deadline is December 1

Please follow the WAB and FF  instructions carefully and send to the address provided.


Screenplay Competition

We will start accepting screenplay entries for our next festival.

FINAL Deadline is November 15, 2017

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Announcing the

GSFF Movie Music Competition


This is the first competition of this kind in Film Festival History. Submit any original movie musicfrom 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!). It is not necessary for the film the music is from to be entered in the festival. This is a competition all about the music!

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

**IMPORTANT: 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 December 1, 2017

***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. Zhivago..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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