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Feature Fee
Short Fee
Range of Fees
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award
Early Bird
May 29, 2017
$15-20
Regular
Aug 29, 2017
$20-30
Final Deadline
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Late
Sep 30, 2017
$30-40
Winners Notified:
Nov 1, 2017
2017 USHIFF Golden Film Awards (GFA)
For filmmakers to hone their craft, promote their work, and interact with a global audience.
The 2017 US Hollywood International Golden Film Awards Star Studded premiere red carpet Golden Film Awards ceremony will be held in Hollywood, California during the month of December, 2017,
The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards & Int'l Films Tour is an annual community event. The festival will showcase short films from around the world as well as providing a platform for up and coming filmmakers in independent feature films .
Representing the art and craft of cinematic storytelling, the festival is a platform for fostering meaningful global communication between all cultures through Cinema. The goal of the founders is to expose international talent and to build bridges of understanding and creativity within the film industry.
This is a great opportunity to expose a diverse range of talent to not only the public, but to distributors, investors and others who are in the business of film and fashion.
We invite a new generation of filmmakers to “Twist the System” by rewarding unique and unorthodox approaches to filmmaking, GFA emphasizes emerging technologies such as mobile devices and digital media in film production and distribution.
The Golden Film Awards will serve to showcase both established and undiscovered filmmakers by utilizing online video platform, and social media to share these films with a worldwide audience. The Festival Panel encourages and embraces "transmedia," a style of filmmaking that encourages interaction with the audience, specifically through the internet, social media, and online venues. Audience participation is the driving force in media today. Google, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo are all shaped by and shape the content we partake in, absorb and mold. That's what this years’ festival is about.
The Best Way To Get Recognition both Your Shorts & Feature Film
US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards enthusiastically pursues its artistic and public service goals; to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate, to enhance cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic excellence in any language. Our principle objectives encompass promoting film to an ever-widening audience as a powerful medium that inspires creativity, encourages introspection and compels exploration. The US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award (GFA) aims for a leadership role in providing an extensive forum for multicultural exchange in the heart of Hollywood and beyond. Also our goal is to search out skilled and creative next generation filmmakers and bring their work together – presenting them in an international, culturally political framework in order to best facilitate the exchange of imaginative ideas.
Categories: Film Competition
Drama
Comedy
Documentary
Animation
Action
Language
Music Video
Social Conscience
Romance
Sci-Fi
Screenplay

Submissions:
If you're seeking opportunities to get your shorts/feature film in the film festival, submitting your to US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Awards (GFA) . Which is an effective and proven path to put your short or feature in the eye of filmmakers, directors, producers and other key visual media industry personnel and may be can get nominated for awards
If your work is chosen and you are nominated, you will receive an invitation to exhibit your film(s) at the USHIFF Golden Film Awards ceremony and all GFA winners are invited to screen their films in Hollywood,Ca, You will receive detailed instructions on submitting a master video file at that time.
Show the world what you can do! US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Awards is now accepting submissions for its International celebration of cinematic arts.

Here is a video featuring Winners of our 2016 USHIFF Golden Film Awards held in Hollywood California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBKGWNVAQZo&t=154s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srUxLD0Wqc

Special Discount Code
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$10.00 OFF

All Winners Will receive laurels and will be listed on the respective winners page on our site.
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Giffoni Film Festival
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
Winners Notified:
Jul 22, 2017
The Giffoni Experience was launched in 1971 for the promotion and development of cinema for young people. GEX is held every year in July and is characterized by a Jury solely composed of over 4000 children and youth from over 50 countries embracing all the world’s continents. The jurors are placed in 6 official competitive sections according to their age group. Since 2014 a further section dedicated to documentaries aimed at an audience of parents, teachers and festival goers was also added. The festival takes place in Giffoni, a small unassuming town, an hour drive from Naples, placed between the beautiful green Picentini hills and the wonderful Amalfi Coast.
The region is filled with interesting historical sites such as the Pompei ruins, the Paestum temples, and just a boat trip away from the breathtaking scenery of Capri and Ischia. The Festival is happy to host the directors of the films in competition who are invited to take part in the post screening Q&A session of their films with the young International jury. During their stay the filmmakers also have the opportunity to network with other industry people attending the event and visit the stunning sites the region has to offer.

Elements +3
International competition of short films for children (3-5 years old).
Funny stories, educational themes, different techniques, great masters and new artists are welcome.
Elements +6
International competition of feature and short films for children (6-9 years old).
Great adventures, school and family stories, film that aim at helping kids understand the world and its sometimes strange inhabitants.
Elements +10
International competition of feature and short films for children (10-12 years old). - Journeys into the world of adults or into the realms of magic, family affairs, problems at school or with their peers, kids rights, these are the kind of stories that seem to be the most appreciated in this section.
Generator +13
International competition of feature films for Youth (13-15 years old).
First love, search for one’s identity, friendships, farewell to one’s childhood, bullying, oppression or racism, the different colors of love, world history and big dreams are really common in this section.
Generator +16
International competition of feature films for Youth (16-17 years old).
Great passions, new experiences into the adult world, discoveries and fears, dreams that come true and dashed hopes, the end of school, new paths ahead, sunny teen days or broken friendships, this is the land of +16.
Generator +18
International competition of feature and short films about children and youth but aimed at an adult audience.
Secret lives of children and young people, tough truths behind closed doors, the amazing or painful perks of being young, finding love and trust in dark places. All this and more in the +18 section.
Gex Doc
International competition of documentaries about children and youth. - The dark shadows behind youth, problematic childhoods, environment issues, history challenges, politics, equality and human rights issues, these are just some of the starting points of the Gex doc screenings and debates.
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Austin Revolution Film Festivals
May
May 31, 2017
$45 - 55
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$50 - 60
Winners Notified:
Sep 23, 2017
After an incredible 2015 season in which filmmakers the world over called it the "best festival they've attended," the Austin Revolution Film Festival is planning for 2017 edition that is bigger and better in every way.

Bringing true indie films to Austin! ARFF was founded by filmmakers who saw many festivals only programming films with big stars. In response, they built a true celebration of independent voices in the world capital of indie film, with a brand based on selecting great stories, screening films in the coolest venues, creating excellent networking opportunities and keeping filmmakers – the true stars of the show – front and center throughout the fest.

Awards are given in several categories across several genres, including features, shorts, web series, music videos as well as both feature and short screenplays. Continuing the indie Austin spirit, ARFF’s award trophies are authentic, rodeo style, Texas belt buckles!
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International Film Festival Message to Man
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
$11
$8
Winners Notified:
Sep 22, 2017
Festival “Message to Man” was founded to emphasize the important role of non-feature films in cultural life of the country and allow national documentary filmmakers become more familiar with the world of international cinema.

Every year the Festival presents over 50 Russian premieres and more than 300 films from around the world are screened in competition and special programs.

On average the Festival receives over 3000 films for selection each year. These films become accessible to every participant and guest of the Festival through the Festival’s video-library.
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Lake Charles Film & Music Festival
regular
May 31, 2017
$20-40
Final Deadline
Jun 14, 2017
$25-50
late
Jun 14, 2017
$25-50
Winners Notified:
Jul 3, 2017
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video, screenplays and music to Calcasieu Parish (in Southwest Louisiana.) It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements of the filmmakers, writers and musicians behind these awesome projects. 3 days of independent film screenings, seminars & workshops on filmmaking, acting, and screenwriting, celebrity appearances, parties, cajun food, live music, and much more!
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IV Firenze FilmCorti Festival
Normal
May 31, 2017
$20
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
$15
Winners Notified:
Jun 10, 2017
Festival Description
The 4th edition will take place on June 29th and 30th (Final event).
Festival includes three different event types:

1) Film Festival with live screening
2) Unpublished Screenplay
3) Directorial Debuts (Prize Opera prima)

Daedline: May 31st

Don’t miss the occasion to attend this International contest and in the same time to visit Florence, that’s the most beautiful town in Italy!
An Italian Filmaker, Cecilia Zambello won the 2014 edition by the film “Clorofilla tace”.
A Mexican filmaker, Roberto Valdes, with his film “Algien”, won the 2015 edition.
The 3rd Edition of the Festival (2016) has been won by an Italian filmaker, Enrico Le Pera, who submitted an American film, “Lulù and the right words”.
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Moondance International Film Festival
REGULAR
May 31, 2017
$50
$50
LATE
Jun 30, 2017
$75
$75
EXTENDED
Jul 15, 2017
$100
$100
Final Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$100
$100
Winners Notified:
Aug 15, 2017
The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 18th annual season.

Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festivals, and features the very best of indie films, music & writing by talented artists from around the world. Plan now to participate in this unique competition and film festival! For the last 17 years, the annual Moondance International Film Festival has showcased many hundreds of top-quality award-winning indie films, and promoted filmmakers, writers, composers, actors, industry professionals and media, from around the world.
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Baltimore International Black Film Festival
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
$55
$50
Extended Deadline
Jul 15, 2017
$70
$65
Final Deadline
Sep 4, 2017
$85
$75
Winners Notified:
Oct 8, 2017
The Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) is produced annually by the non-profit SOGAA, Inc. and will be held on October 4-9, 2017 at several venues in Baltimore. Our mission is to support unity in the community and to foster education with the best in independent film-making. BIBFF promotes "Reel Unity" with shorts, features and web-series by African Americans, the African Diaspora and members of the Same Gender Loving - Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community.

Established in 2014, the BIBFF provides both a venue and platform for independent films created for, by and about African Americans, the African Diaspora and members the SGL-LGBT community locally, nationally and globally.The festival accepts works produced in the USA (shorts, features and web-series) in multiple genres (animated, narrative, documentary) by filmmakers a variety of filmmakers (students, independent, professional)

Awards and trophies will be issued to films in the following categories:

Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best International Feature
Best Narrative Short (Action, Animated, Comedy, Drama and Thriller)
Best Documentary Short (Drama and Educational/Historical)
Best International Short
Best Web Series
Best Youth Film
Audience Award (Narrative, Feature and Short)
Oscar Micheaux Award (Awarded to first time Director)

Filmmaker Benefits:
• Filmmaker Badge with full access to all screenings and events
• 5 Complimentary Tickets for the filmmaker's screening
• Filmmaker reception including networking with industry professionals
• Discounted accommodations for filmmakers
• Industry-oriented seminars and workshops
• Potential for one-on-one meetings with prominent entertainment industry professionals
• Complimentary admission for some of the leading tourist and cultural attractions in and around the City of Baltimore

The 4th Annal Baltimore International Black Film Festival will open on October 4, 2017 at the historic Charles Theatre in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore City
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The Irish American Movie Hooley
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
$20
Winners Notified:
Jul 31, 2017
Established in 2015, The “Hooley” annually present sa program of premieres of Irish-American films that include either an Irish-American theme or feature a script, director, or star with Irish or Irish-American roots. “We’re hoping to discover the next John Ford, Preston Sturges, or James Cagney, who epitomized the romantic Irish-American sense of identity, with a search for contemporary keepers of the flame of Irish-American pride, bravado, and legendary storytelling.” The Hooley takes place at the Siskel Film Center in Chicago, IL, USA

We accept full length documentary and narrative feature films. We do NOT screen shorts.
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Veterans Film Festival
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
$31.00
$23.00
Final Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$31.00
$27.00
Winners Notified:
Oct 22, 2017
The annual Veterans Film Festival presents films from around the world, which explore real or imagined stories about war and conflict.

Focusing on feature films and short form cinema from Australia and around the world including: fiction, non-fiction, animation, documentaries, archival, TV series and virtual reality.

All films submitted to the official competition will be eligible to compete for the coveted Red Poppy Awards. Hand blown glass trophies will be awarded in the best film categories.
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SciFi Film Festival
Late Deadline
May 31, 2017
$32.00
$25.00
Final Deadline
Jul 10, 2017
Final Deadline
Jul 10, 2017
$37.00
$30.00
Winners Notified:
Sep 17, 2017
The 4th SciFi Film Festival, (SFFF) is an annual event dedicated to putting the spotlight on science fiction and fantasy films, and interactive entertainment from all around the world.

Our curated festival program includes everything from screenings to gala premieres, workshops, discussions, interactive game experiences, VR/AR presentations, exhibitions and a lot of quirky events and fun parties.

The SFFF creates an exciting and inspiring meeting place for emerging and established artists, audiences, and media professionals.
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Southern Shorts Awards
Final Deadline
May 31, 2017
$50
Late
May 31, 2017
$50
Winners Notified:
Jun 17, 2017
TOP 6 FACTS
1. It's a quarterly Competition & Festival.
2. ALL entries receive a scoresheet.
3. The Festival is held in an actual movie theater.
4. Films are scored by 3 judges.
5. Cast & Crew may receive individual awards.
6. All award-winning films are eligible for distribution through PeachFlicks on Roku.

Established in 2016, Southern Shorts Awards accepts films running 30 minutes or less in the following categories:
• Action/Adventure
• Animation/Puppetry
• Comedy
• Documentary
• Drama
• Fan Films
• Horror
• Mystery/Thriller
• Musicals
• Science Fiction/Fantasy
• Web Series/Webisode

MISSION STATEMENT

The goal of Southern Shorts Awards (SSA) is to recognize filmmakers whose short films demonstrate their ability to produce well crafted motion pictures.

THE SOUTHERN SHORTS AWARDS COMPETITION / FESTIVAL

Southern Shorts Awards is a seasonal competition in which each entry is judged on its’ own merits. Every film will be screened by three judges using a 10 point scale and you will receive the scores of all three judges whether you win an award or not.

At the end of each season, we screen the top three films of each genre scoring 75 or higher. These are one-day festivals held at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, Georgia.

Films are shown in genre blocks with a Q&A at the end of each film (whose filmmakers attend) and the evening ends with a spectacular Awards Presentation.

SCORING

Your composite score will show where you excelled, as well as the areas in which you could do better. This is vitally important information because how can you improve if you don't know what needs improving? SSA offers a level playing ground for filmmakers to have their work judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Most festivals only offer two categories for short films, narrative or documentary. SSA has 11 categories, so your film can be judged within its' specific genre.

Southern Shorts Awards may also serve as a first-entry test for filmmakers who intend to enter their film into multiple festivals. Receiving an award from SSA does not guarantee that a another festival will accept your entry, but those films which do not receive any award from us may be less likely to find success in the festival circuit.
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NZ Web Fest
Regular
May 31, 2017
$35
Late
Jul 31, 2017
$45
Final Deadline
Aug 31, 2017
$50
Winners Notified:
Nov 18, 2017
The NZ Web Fest is New Zealand's festival for online content, web series, shows, YouTube channels, fiction, factual, and anything in between. If it was made for online, it's probably eligible for consideration.

The NZ Web Fest held its first edition in 2015. The third edition will run 18 - 19 November 2017.
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Lilliputian Film and Photography Festival
Early Bird
May 31, 2017
$20
Regular
Aug 1, 2017
$25
Final Deadline
Sep 15, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Sep 30, 2017
Lilliputian - is an adjective describing something or someone as being similar to the people of the island of Lilliput however it is also defined as trivial or very small. This festival is all about supporting the independent filmmaker in the endeavor to tell their stories, while contemporaneously availing the innate need to hear stories which is shared among the human condition.

This year we are looking for Halloween Appropriate Films and Still Photography.
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5.00 off Pro or Student fees. Also a deadline waiver.
Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Regular Deadline
May 31, 2017
$25
$25
Late Deadline
Jun 30, 2017
$35
$35
Final Deadline
Jul 22, 2017
$40
$40
Winners Notified:
Aug 21, 2017
Imagine This Productions is dedicated to providing aspiring women storytellers and filmmakers a platform to encourage and develop their creative projects. ITP's goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, and serving as a network for resources and information.

Imagine This encourages women of color and young women storytellers to submit.
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Discount Code: ITPWIFF025
25% off Submission Fees
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2017
$25
Winners Notified:
Oct 21, 2017
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, audio and digital media. Each fall, the Festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from Canada and around the globe. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of Native art and culture in contemporary media. The 18th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be held October 18-22, 2017
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Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2017
$40-60
Winners Notified:
Oct 15, 2017
Come celebrate our 5th anniversary with us at the 2017 Churches Making Movies Christian Film​ Festival in Metro New York and/or Los Angeles. On either coast, you'll see some of the most intriguing feature films, thought provoking documentaries, and brand new pilots for TV and the Web.

You'll participate in informative seminars to help you propel your filmmaking career to the next level.

And, you don't to want to miss our Annual Red Carpet Event where festival goers mingle with celebrities and see a World Premiere Film.

In addition, this year, we will host a pilots showcase for episodic content including web series. Pilots are not required to be produced by a church or Christian organization; however, they must clean and family friendly.

We're looking for the very best Christian faith-based films in the world. Enter today!
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Monmouth Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2017
$50-60
Winners Notified:
Aug 13, 2017
Rated in the top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway, Monmouth Film Festival is on the rise, becoming one of the big names on the festival circuit. Acclaimed for its high standard for film selections and programming, Monmouth Film Festival puts the focus on the independent filmmaker. The festival works alongside many industry partners including Backstage and iPitch.tv; creating opportunities to promote, network, pitch and distribute films to numerous companies and major studios.

Monmouth Film Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to promote and connect filmmakers from all over the state and country. The festival is more than an opportunity for artists to have their work showcased, it is a forum for educational opportunities through workshops, networking, Q&As and special panels with industry guests; that provide insight, growth, and inspiration. Our unique platform strives to create an atmosphere where filmmakers of all levels, including high and low budget works, can be seen, heard and interact with movie-goers, promoters and other artists.
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Use the code MFFINK5 during checkout ONLY on FilmFreeway and receive $5 off your submissions.
Another Independent International Film Festival
Final Deadline
Jun 1, 2017
$20
$20
Winners Notified:
Aug 21, 2017
Another Independent International Film Festival (AIFF) is unlike any other festival you’re going to be a part of. While we would like to see the newest films, we also believe that there are a lot of really good films that have been completed in the past and haven’t been seen by as many audiences as they could have.

Most film festivals will ask for only the newest films, with premiere status given to them. We’re the opposite of this idea, we want films completed BEFORE January 2017, if you have a film that was made sometime between August 1, 1890 and January 1, 2017, and have the rights to screen it, then we want to see your film!
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Digital Griffix Online Film Festival
June
Jun 1, 2017
$10
$10
July
Jul 1, 2017
$10
$10
Final Deadline
Dec 24, 2017
$10
$10
Winners Notified:
Dec 25, 2017
After a successful second year, Digital Griffix online film festival is back as an international online event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website and vimeo account for a week or more, starting on February 1st 2017. There will be a new deadline set every month.

Prizes will be sent at the end of 2017 and will be trophies and certificates

At the end of the year, on December 25th 2017 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.

All films will be screened in a secure way with no download option available.

The categories to submit in are :

-Animation
-Documentary
-Fiction film

Please note that some films could be in consideration during the whole year.
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