(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival (RGIFF) is back in person this week! A half hour outside Manhattan in downtown Ridgewood is the Art Deco Bowtie Cinema, home to the festival for 11 years. This year see 40 new films, enjoy panels by industry experts, hear inspiring Q & A's, pose for the Red Carpet and on Thursday, meet Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock of Ages) and Actor David Krumholtz (The Santa Clause franchise, Numb3rs, The Deuce). Screenings take place on April 27-28.
The RGIFF is an official GOLD Star film festival on Film Freeway and in its 11 years has become recognized for its unique curation of films and attention to the filmmakers. The RGIFF showcases student filmmakers, with several from North Jersey and NYU Tisch. You can see shorts, documentaries, web/new media, animation, features, international content and more.
If you've never been to a film festival or if you're already a fan, this is the perfect festival to partake in. Ticket prices are $12 per night, $8 for students and seniors for each night. There is no charge for the Red Carpet outside the theater.
The festival takes place at the Bow Tie Cinema Theater ay 190 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ on Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th. The After Party - open to anyone - will occur on Thursday night at Bareburger, 15 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. The party is an additional charge.
LIST OF ALL OF THE FILMS
The Ghost Story - Mia Antaramian 4:29 Ridgewood NJ
Change - Mason Cho 4:57 Ridgewood NJ
Tomato Soup - Ella Novie 5:00 LA Calif
Mooby’s Popup 2001 - Doc Sophia Haber Brock 10:48 NJ
Hunter - Michelle J. Tang (Prev) 9:59 Metuchen, NJ
Sonata - Sam Chuck 3:54 NJ
Short - Sam Chuck 4:30 NJ
In Mind - Yuhyeon Byun 4:53 Ridgewood, NJ
Solo - Alice Almiron 4:40 Passaic NJ
Let's Make Some Dope Sh!t -Together Kent Ichikawa 17:59 Cherry Hill, NJ
Driving Her Away - Maddy Freeman (Prev) 11:01 Short Hills NJ
Hope You Feel Better - Stephanie Ruiz 12:53 Astoria, NY
Doors - Alisa Rasera-Holden 6:50 1990’s Alameda Calif
The Morning Breeze - Dom Lampasona 26:00 Cresskill NJ
Mislead - Steven Perkins 17:33 Portland OR
Yesteryear - Joshua M Thomas 9:54 Calif
Retirement 2: Salt on the Road - Joshua M Thomas 16:20 Calif
April Showers - Caytha Jentis 11:39 Ridgewood, NJ/NY
Don’t Know Jack - Raymond Nowicki 12:30 Ridgewood NJ
The Age of Resiliency - Chris Trembath (Prev) 17:02 Hillsdale NJ
Geisting - Alex Bram 28:42 Calif
Trunk Show - Will Chase 14:00 NY
Always for the First Time - Victoria Meade & John Caliendo 20:07 Pt Pleasant NJ
342 - Laurie Ziel 13:07 Ocean Gate NJ
Atomic Cover-Up - Greg Mitchell 52:09 Suffern NY
Dreamcentered - Maia Buljeta & Kaija Harrison 9:13
Canaries in a Cold War - Mathias Magnason 50:00 NY
It Started With The Heart - Kenneth Heidt, Christopher Lafontant 22:55 NJ
The Dunmore Cemetery Tour - Luz Cabrales 1:01:00 PA
Musher - Anuradha Rama & Laurie Little 1:15:00 Chicago IL
Behind Blue Sky - Jesse Bonnell 36:56 NY
Vitriol - Mark Clauburg 25:00 NJ
Love Forbids You - Will Rottweiler & Wendy Leigh 8:14 NJ
The Coronation - Emily Penick 12:00 Florida
The Libby Show: Lunch with the Ladies - Suzanne Ordas Curry 30:00 Mahwah NJ
A Feast That Never Comes - Maria Juranic 5:59 NY
The Vagina Musical - Abigail Quinlan & Harriet Taylor 13:59 Ridgewood, NJ/UK
The Kid - Rodja Martin Troscher 7:09 Germany
There is Exactly Enough Time - Virgil Widrich - Austria
The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Committee members are Co- Chairs Dotti Fucito & Eric S. McPherson, Tony Damiano, Jim Suozzo, RJ Konner, Lynne Clements, Lou Clements, Rahul Bhatia, Rosie McCooe and Trish Manzo.
Festival sponsors are TEEEM, Coldwell Banker Realty, and Super Cellars, Park West Tavern, Pearl Restaurant and Bareburger.
The Ridgewood Guild is an organization devoted to revitalizing Ridgewood NJ. It is composed of businesses and individuals. Programs are held throughout the year.