Part of GDIFF's philosophy is to treat all filmmakers as equals, screening films from both upcoming and veteran filmmakers. In line with this philosophy, they will once again give out the "NJ Filmmakers of Tomorrow Award" in conjunction with the Fort Lee Film Commission for excellence in filmmaking by Hudson County High School filmmakers.
Film festivals are not only a place to watch some amazing films and to network, but also attracts it's fair share of celebrities. Some of the celebrities who confirmed their attendance to this year's GDIFF include: Annasophia Robb, Famke Janssen, Alysia Reiner, Ed Asner, Matthew Asner, Eric Roberts, Armand Assante, Federico Castelluccio, William Forsythe, Sean Young, Stephen Baldwin and Judd Hirsch.
Some of the sponsors of this year's festival include Vintage Rockefellar Spirits, CarePoint Health, the Norman and Bettina Roberts Foundation, NJ City University (NJCU) and Friends of the Loew's. For more information on the festival, visit www.goldendoorfilmfestival.org and connect with them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenDoorFest), Twitter (www.twitter.com/GoldenDoorFest) & Instagram (www.instagram.com/goldendoorfilmfest)