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The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The winners of the 2020 Awards for Best Feature, Short, Documentary, and more will be announced at the conclusion of the festival.

The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival! The #RGIFF is back to deliver some of 2020's most exciting indie cinema in a new virtual format. From February 27th-March 3rd enjoy over 80 films and 20 hours of content ranging from dramas, comedies, student films, music videos, international flicks, and everything in between from the comfort of your couch. Films will be available for viewing in custom blocks according to genre at specific times throughout the festival. To find out how to purchase tickets visit

Please note this site will be updated until the day of the festival. In addition to the films which will be available at reasonable prices, there will also be special free presentations. Scheduled this year so far are master classes on film distribution, film marketing, interviews with actors and directors and more. There will also be a FREE networking zoom meeting.

The winners of the 2020 Awards for Best Feature, Short, Documentary, and more will be announced at the conclusion of the festival.

The full list of participating films are as follows:

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 (Feature) - Michelle Ekizian

Amend (Short) - John Patrick Hayden

The festival lineup includes two feature length films: Dana H. Glazer's romantic drama A Case of Blue, starring Stephen Schnetzer and Annapurna Sriram, and Michelle Ekizian's Love Songs Showscape from Gorky's Dream Garden, a genre-bending hybrid opera. Some other notable entries include: Trent Dawson's The Six, a crumbling romance shot entirely in an NYC subway; Elsa Levytksy's Goodnight Death starring Callum Blue of The Tudors, where the Grim Reaper follows a young girl out to stop a serial killer; Dylan Skinner's documentary about the fashion industry's effect on body image UNCAGED; Spencer Muhlstock's beautifully filmed and chillingly presented The Woods; Luz Cabrales' Sing To Me, which explores the relationship between friendship, grief, and love.

Other films of note include: Nora Mariana's heart-poundingly intense story of an escape attempt from a Warsaw Ghetto in Alina; Lioness Studios' Merrick Carlyle Has a Problem, which pits a teenage sociopath against the power of young love; Emergency Contact's witty and socially-cognisant web series Coup!; Eddie Shieh's In Sync, which hilariously asks what to do when both husband and wife bring home a new partner at the same time; Pat Battistini's Ms. Rossi, a clever and whimsical foreign language short; Bob Klein's comical depiction of justice in the MeToo era in The Interrogation, Ethan Wilk's deep dive into the world of professional hacking in the documentary, Hackers: The Misfit Superheroes and many more, many of which are premieres.

The RGIFF has also included exclusive bonus content ("specials") to watch for free. As Film Festival Director Dotti Fucito states, "We decided to make up for this year's lack of a red carpet with more Q & A's, presentations about aspects of the film industry, interviews and some interactive content including a networking meeting. We have a fantastic slate of films this year, and we're excited about how we've adapted to the virtual format."

The Ridgewood International Film Festival will be held online from February 27th-March 3rd. For information on how to purchase tickets and view the specials: Socials:,

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