Hudson Filmmakers Selected for Garden State Film Festival


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Celebrating its 20th anniversary in-person March 23-27, as well as virtual online access March 28-April 3, the Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will celebrate the independent film genre with a carefully curated selection of original works to a wide audience. local and global audiences.

Two film screenings will be presented in person at the Cranford Theater in Cranford on Wednesday, March 23 and Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

The full program of this year’s selections will be presented in person at five venues in the Asbury Park area, with special events and screenings each evening. Check the schedule at for times and to see which films are screened in person at which location.

New this year, the films will be available online the following week from March 28 to April 3, 2022 from the comfort of your own home.

This year, the 20and The anniversary celebration will include world premieres, celebrities, industry panels, parties and networking, and entertainment for all.

Founder Diane Raver said: “The GSFF will screen over 200 films from 17 different countries. There is something for everyone! Come all, come all, it only happens once a year and we don’t want you to miss it.

Among the selection of more than 200 features and shorts, videos, documentaries, comedies, children’s films, thrillers, student films and “Home-Grown” films shot in New Jersey, the film Miss Fortuna, directed by North Bergen resident Samiksha Thakur will be screened at this year’s festival.

The subject of the film is: Jane lands a date with a boy – a typical high school romance. But in the evening, Jane receives a mysterious handwritten note in a fortune cookie…

“We are extremely proud to present Miss Fortune as part of our 20th Annual Film Festival and to share this work with our global audience,” said Lauren Concar Sheehy, Executive Director of the festival.

Miss Fortune will screen on 03/26/2022 at 9:30 a.m. at the Jersey Shore Arts Center. You can contact the filmmaker by emailing him at [email protected]

Moreover, the movie Twenty nine, directed by Weehawken resident Rob Ciano will be screened at this year’s festival.

The subject of the film is this: two twenty-somethings, who so far have gone through life, meet and begin to fall in love just in time for life to threaten to take them in different directions.

Twenty-Nine will be screened on 03/27/2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Arts Center. You can contact the filmmaker by emailing him at [email protected]

In-person Asbury Park highlights include the red carpet gala on Friday, March 25 at Asbury Lanes, includes a cash bar cocktail and light fare with industry professionals, red carpet photos and a screening from the Irish comedy film “Redemption of a Snape”. ”. Tickets for this live event are limited and are available on the website

Saturday and Sunday offer a packed program of films for every viewer, as well as industry-related workshops. The winners of the festival’s film music competition will have their musical compositions performed before the live screenings. You can also listen to the winners’ music by clicking on the playlist here. The festival concludes with an optional Black-Tie Awards Reception at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. All events are open to the public in accordance with New Jersey State mandates.

This year, the winner of the feature film competition is Siobhan Fallon Hogan with “Shelter in Solitude”. The virtual reading of the winning script by professional actors will take place on Sunday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is presented by partner Project Write Now. A ticket is required and available at

You can buy a Multiple pass in person which provides access to all films in person, March 23-27, 2022, for $75 or choose an in-person day pass on Saturday for $30 and an in-person day pass on Sunday for $20. All in-person single block screening tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door while supplies last.

Can’t make it to the events in person? Don’t worry, GSFF offers you virtual online access. You can choose to buy a All Access Virtual Pass which gives access to all virtual movies, from March 28 to April 3, 2022, for $44.99 or see one movie for $10, 5 movies for $17 or 10 movies for $25. Make sure you don’t miss the virtual component of the Festival from March 28 to April 3. For more, visit

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