The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival takes place this week

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originally published: 04/25/2022

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) — Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival (RGIFF) is back in person this week! Half an hour from Manhattan in downtown Ridgewood is the Art Deco Bowtie Cinema, which has hosted the festival for 11 years. This year, discover 40 new films, attend panels with industry experts, listen to inspiring Q&As, pose for the red carpet and on Thursday, meet Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, Rock ohf Ages) and actor David Krumholtz (the Santa Claus franchise, Numb3rs, the devil). The screenings take place on April 27 and 28.

The RGIFF is an official GOLD Star film festival on Film Freeway and over its 11 years has become recognized for its unique curation of films and attention to filmmakers. RGIFF features student filmmakers, including several from North Jersey and NYU Tisch. You can see short films, documentaries, web/new media, animation, feature films, international content and more.

If you’ve never been to a film festival or are already a fan, this is the perfect festival to attend. 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 at 190 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood, NJ on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28. The After Party – open to all – will take place Thursday evening at Bareburger, 15 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood. Party is extra.

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LIST OF ALL MOVIES

The ghost story – Mia Antaramian 4:29 Ridgewood NJ

Switch – Mason Cho 4:57 Ridgewood NJ

Tomato soup – Ella Novie 5:00 LA California

Mooby 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

Alone – Alice Almiron 4:40 Passaic NJ

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Let’s do some dope Sh! t-Ensemble Kent Ichikawa 17:59 Cherry Hill, NJ

Chase her – Maddy Freeman (prev) 11:01 Short Hills NJ

I hope you will feel better – Stephanie Ruiz 12:53 Astoria, NY

Doors – Alisa Rasera-Holden 6:50 Alameda California 1990s

The morning breeze – Dom Lampasona 26:00 Cresskill NJ

Deceive – Steven Perkins 17:33 Portland OR

Past years – Joshua M Thomas 9:54 California

Retreat 2: Salt on the road – Joshua M Thomas 16:20 California

April rains – Caytha Jentis 11:39 Ridgewood, NJ/NY

I don’t know Jack- Raymond Nowicki 12:30 Ridgewood NJ

The Age of Resilience – Chris Trembath (Previous) 17:02 Hillsdale NJ

Geist- Alex Bram 28:42 California

Trunk Show – Will Chase 2:00 PM NY

Always for the first time – Victoria Meade & John Caliendo 20:07 Pt Pleasant NJ

342 – Laurie Ziel 13:07 Ocean Gate NJ

Atomic Concealment – Greg Mitchell 52:09 Suffern NY

centered on dreams – Maia Buljeta & Kaija Harrison 9:13

Canary Islands in a Cold War – Mathias Magnason 50:00 NY

It started with the heart – Kenneth Heidt, Christopher Lafontant 22:55 NJ

Visiting Dunmore Cemetery – Luz Cabrales 1:01:00 PA

Muscher- Anuradha Rama & Laurie Little 1:15:00 Chicago Illinois

Behind the 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 1:59 PM Ridgewood, NJ/UK

the child – Rodja Martin Troscher 7:09 Germany

There is exactly enough time – Virgil Widrich – Austria

Members of the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Committee are Co-Chairs Dotti Fucito and Eric S. McPherson, Tony Damiano, Jim Suozzo, RJ Konner, Lynne Clements, Lou Clements, Rahul Bhatia, Rosie McCooe and Trish Manzo.

The festival sponsors are TEEEM, Coldwell Banker Realty and Super Cellars, Park West Tavern, Pearl Restaurant and Bareburger.

The Ridgewood Guild is an organization dedicated to the revitalization of Ridgewood NJ. It is made up of companies and individuals. Programs are organized throughout the year.

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