|Tony Damiano, RHONJ Dolores Catania
and Brad Forenza a the RGIFF 2018
Hundreds of people attended the festival and its activities. Of special note during the festival was a highlight reel and then talk and Q & A by Hollywood Producer Scott Rosenfelt (Home Alone, Teen Wolf, Mystic Pizza). This presentation was given as part of the Ridgwood Arts Council Artist Talk Series. Attendees heard inside scoop on some of his most iconic movies, including how Michael J Fox was almost not cast in Back to the Future and what MaCauley Culkin was like on set as a kid.
Crowds also enjoyed seeing Real Housewife of New Jersey Dolores Catania and her family on the Red Carpet and then starring in the film Breaking Points by NJ filmmaker Brad Forenza.
Festival patrons also got to hear the latest on women in film from a panel of working female producers and.director including soap star/director Cady McClain (All My Children, ATWT) and producers Candy Straight and Suzanne Curry. They talked about the inequities for females in front of and behind the camera, and gave concrete examples of how this can change and inspiration for the females in the audience.
The festival concluded with an After Party and Awards Ceremony at Steel Wheel in Ridgewood. Sponsors of the 2018 Festival were: Boiling Springs Bank, Pearl Restaurant of Ridgwood and Clancy Productions.
Here is a list of the winners from the 2018 Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival.