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About The Festival

The Jersey City International Television Film Festival was formed in 2013 by Craig & Maureen Goletz along with filmmakers and entertainment entrepreneurs Michael Billy and Jarl Haugedal to provide filmmakers, independent artists and the community with opportunities to discover support independent film and television from around the world. The Third Annual Festival will be held on November 4-6 across Jersey City. The Festival is dedicated to fostering a better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image.
The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival provides the community with a network of programs and opportunities to foster education and real time experience in the field of television and film through workshops, seminars, markets and events. In keeping with Mayor Steven Fulop's vision of job creation for all our citizens, through the growing entertainment business in Jersey City, JCITFF is committed to offering year round programming to enrich, inspire, educate and connect our student community so that they have the tools to enter the professional world.  In partnership with NJCU, JCITFF will bring established individuals from all aspects of the entertainment business to share their experience and to impart their knowledge.


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About our Logo

Jersey City whose name we proudly share is an urban oasis going through an incredible renaissance. There is a burgeoning arts, entertainment and restaurant scene and our founders are passionate contributors to making positive change in Jersey City. The logo is symbolic of that change in Jersey City, with the “J” rising upward resting on the foundation of what is an amazing City with a rich heritage of contribution to the American culture. Commissioned by the festival founders and created by graphic designer Rafael Camarenna, the logo was intended to capture the essence of Jersey City as a renaissance city poised to be one of the best cities in America. The Jersey City International Television and Film Festival plans to bring back the allure of the silver screen through a cinematic celebration that will take place this year in beautiful Jersey City, NJ.