Film Festival

The 2018 Film Festival

Ridgewood Guild’s 8th Annual Film Festival at Bow Tie Cinema – May 9 and 10 included an Awards Ceremony and After Party

We were also happy to feature:
April 27 and 28 – The North Jersey Human Rights Festival sponsored by the Unitarian Society
May 2 and 3 – Foreign Film Night at the Ridgewood Public Library
Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival  Kicks off 2019 Season with “An Evening with Oscar” Fundraiser to Benefit Film Festival
Ridgewood NJ – To kick off the film festival, The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is holding it’s annual “An Evening With Oscar” party on February 22nd at Park West Loft, 38 Oak Street in Ridgewood from 7:30 – 11:30pm. This fun event is open to the public and is filled with excitement, movie trivia, people in the film business and fine food and drink. Guests also get to walk the “Red Carpet” and pose for photos. The public is invited. There will also be dancing and a trivia and a costume contest with some great prizes from local businesses. You can dress as your favorite Oscar nominated character, or dress formally. The cost is $65 per person, which includes a two-hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, pasta station, salad and dessert. Committee member Jim Suozzo says, “You’ll have a good time and meet people you may not have met otherwise.  Most importantly, you will be supporting the arts in this community.” The party is sponsored by Super Cellars and Pearl Restaurant. The event is a fundraiser for the festival which awards prizes in several genres of film and also gives a $500 scholarship to the director of the best film by a student.
The successful and growing Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is going into its 9th year. Last year the festival hosted a film premiere, known actors, foreign films, shorts and movies and music videos by local and regional filmmakers. This well-known film festival is being internationally recognized for its hospitality.  This year on tap are some recognizable film actors, Hollywood producers, TV stars and some surprises.  The festival takes place in Ridgewood and is very reasonably-priced compared to other festivals. For updated information visit


Submissions are still being accepted for the Festival through Film Freeway. Mark your calendar to check out this festival which this year will have its main nights on April 24th and 25th  at the Bow Tie Cinema in Ridgewood starting both nights with Red Carpets at 6pm.  There will also be a Foreign Film Night at the library (date TBD) and Human Rights Nights at the Unitarian Church in Ridgewood on May 10th and 11th. This year’s Signature Film Festival Sponsors to date are Boiling Springs Bank and TEEEM. For more information on submissions visit: For more information on the fundraiser, the festival or to RSVP or on the festival contact President Tony Damiano at 201-493-9911 or visit


The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival


Past Film Festivals Photo Gallery


A big thank you to all of our past Film Festival Sponsors!