Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Goes Virtual Feb. 27th - March 3rd 2021: Over 85 Films from the US and Around the World Including Free Presentations of Interest to Filmmakers and Film Fans Alike

This year the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. In keeping with the tradition of showcasing a broad array of quality films from local and international fillmmakers, the show will go on but virtually. Though nothing can replace the hustle and bustle of the RGIFF Red Carpet and parties in beautiful downtown Ridgewood, holding the festival virtually means that now anyone can view it from the comfort of their own home on their own device.

DATE CHANGE: From  February 27th - March 3rd the festival will be available online. This year, the festival boasts over 80 films, ranging from shorts to documentaries, animation, music and two narrative features. More information and tickets, which are reasonably-priced can be found at   Please be patient and continue to check this website as it will be updated with new information as the festival grows closer. You will be able to purchase films in "buckets" or groups, and view them on demand at any time on many of your devices during the festival time period.

Academy Award-nominated Eric Roberts visited the festival last year for his starring role in
Joshua Coates' new film.

Free Special Presentations

For those wanting a glimpse into the film world, there are several free special presentations (Specials) that can be viewed for free. Scheduled thus far include Q & A with some of the filmmakers, a Master Class in Film Marketing,  a networking session, and an interview with a local famous actor. Check the website on how you can watch or participate in these. 

List of Films

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival is proud to present the following films from the US and around the world.


The Boy At Platform 3 (Short) — Michael Daniel Vetter

FAULT (Short) — Ian Havens

The Interrogation (Short) — Bob Klein

A Case of Blue (Narrative Feature) — Dana H. Glazer

Goodnight Death (Short) — Elsa Levytksy

Sing To Me (Short) — Luz Cabrales

SKUBER (Short) — Cat London

Instinct (Animation) — Yinuo Wei

Runaway (Short) — Michelle Tang

Seeing You Again (Short) — Brandon Siavichay

The Woods (Short) — Spencer Muhlstock

"The Circle" Episodes 1-5 (Short) — Carlton Thompson

Soul Bones (Short) — Andrew Huggins

The Blue Marble (Short) — Ralph Toporoff

Sycamore (Short) — Mehmet Tığl

The Waiting Room (Short) — Mike West

Thank You Kindly (Short) —  Noah Weisberg

As Simple as Hello (Short) — Brad Carr

Everybody Said (Short) — Brian Ostering

Ms. Rossi (Short) —  Pat Battistini

Dignity (Short) — Pat Battistini

garage (Short) — Phil E. Eichinger

Dining Room (Short) — Heidi Scott

The Six (Short) — Trent Dawson

Thaw (Short) — Sigge Widmark

UNCAGED (Documentary) — Dylan Skinner

Chosen (Documentary) — Karlee King

The Quiet Pain (Short) — Timothy Amatulli

Empty Windows (Short) —  Andrew Rosenstein, Joseph Rosenstein

Missing Pieces (Short) — Jina Moran

KADDISH (Short) — Razid Season

AYEO (Animation) — Jacob Updyke

The Della Morte Sisters (Short) — Judith Anna Di Donato

Appetite (Short) — Maddy Freeman

Because I Love Him (Short) — Maddy Freeman

Chains (Short) — Beantown Statie Production Company

When it's Dark Enough, You Can See Stars (Short) — Reilly Widmayer

Shyft (Short) — Brooke Hoover

Tongue Tied (Short) — Noelle White

New Year's Day (Short) — Noelle White

Blue Iris (Short) — Sam Thakur

In Sync (Short) — Eddie Shieh

Like Father (Short) — Jonathan Chekroune 

Something to Celebrate (Short) —  Sarina Sokoloff

The Perfect Cup (Short) — Joey Scelza

Down (Short) — John Chiodi

Shifting Gears (Animation) — Leeann Cintron

Helping (Animation) — Emely Cintron

What Did You Do Today? (Short) — Britney Bautista

Defenseless (Short) — Dr. Macela Robinson, PhD

Egg on Your Face (Short) — Josh Parkhill

Voice (Documentary) — Maggie Ding

Unsafe (Short) —  Tori Kotsen, Ilya Zorin 

COUP! (Short) — Emergency Contact

Scarlet Circle (Short) — Ryan Cervasio

Survivor Stories (Documentary) — Ivan Verlaan

MY TAGALONG (Animation) — Jerry Wang

The Start of a New Day (Documentary) — Emma Russo

Age of Bryce (Short) — Brian Elliot

Oddly Popular (Short) — Carissa Gallo

How Long (Short) — Lauren Saunders

Big Yellow Taxi (Short) — Lauren Saunders

The astronaut's journal (Animation) — Marina Belikova

Merrick Carlyle Has a Problem (Short) — Lioness Studios

ALINA - 2020 (Short) — Nora Mariana

Brass Ring (Short) — Zachary Ross

It's Called Revenge (Short) — Michelle Burger

Paath (The Lesson) (Short) — Karan Singh Rathore

I’m Alright (Short) — Andy If

THE FIRST SNOWFALL (Short) — Yanghuixiao Gao 

Bru'dhars (Short) — Sriram Papolu 

Heat Wave (Short) — Melanie Coffey

AMERICAN MARRIAGE (Short) — Giorgio Fontana

A dilemma (Short) — Sam Iam

Buy Doll's House (Short) — Maxim Kulkov

Tavola (Short) — Nikolas Grasso 

ELUDE (Short) — Alejandro Santora

Blackhole. (Short) — Holly Pilcavage

EDEN (Short) — Brent Costantino

The Dispensable (Short) — Robert J. Morgalo

Narc (Short) — Jackson Coates

Hackers: The Misfit Superheroes (Documentary) — Ethan Wilk

Q: ghostly remote effect (Short) — Marcus Hanisch

Love Songs Showscape from GORKY’S DREAM GARDEN (Documentary) — Michelle Ekizian

Amend (Short) — John Patrick Hayden

Scene from #RGIFF Narrative Feature A Case of Blue starring
Stephen Schnetzer and Annapurna Sriram

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