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Independent Film Festival Los Angeles California
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Golden State Film Festival


February 22 - 29th

TCL Chinese Theatres 6






































We are pleased to announce that the Golden State Film Festival will hold its seventh edition,

at TCL Chinese Theatres 6.

Audiences, judges, filmmakers, and industry professionals will gather

 to participate in this highly anticipated event.

The Golden State Film Festival is intended to serve as an opportunity for emerging independent filmmakers to showcase their talents. It is a competitive event, with exhibitors and prize winners enjoying fantastic exposure before a large audience of enthusiastic film aficionados and high-level industry decision-makers. Filmmakers from across the United States and around the world are eligible to participate, and short-form as well as feature-length works are being considered for entry.


Submissions for the 2024 Golden State Film Festival are open now. Send your entry before the final deadline!

The Golden State Film Festival is being administered and operated by Jon Gursha and Peter Greene. Mr. Gursha and Mr. Greene are both highly respected film industry professionals, with extensive experience discovering and helping emerging filmmaking talent achieve success at the professional level. Mr. Gursha is serving as the Festival Director, while Mr. Greene is its Program Director.

Film festivals are one of the best routes for independent filmmakers to reach wider audiences and open up new career opportunities. The Golden State Film Festival offers entrants excellent exposure and the chance to win coveted prizes, and it will also include an opening night gala ball as well as a red-carpet awards ceremony.

Please note that submitting your film for consideration does not guarantee it will be accepted to the festival, or that it will be screened at the festival or win a prize. Programming decisions may change without prior notice, and submission fees are nonrefundable. All Tickets are non refundable. 

For further information, or to enter your film, please contact us

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Golden State Film Festival

Jon Gursha 

Festival Director 

Peter Greene 

Program Director 


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