September 28 - October 5, 2023
Join us in Glendale, CA for eight days of screenings, Q&As, and panel discussions; a film, screenplay, and student competition and awards ceremony; and more exciting events and networking opportunities.
The Glendale International Film Festival is absolutely on top of our list. Everything was done in a very friendly and personal matter. Maria and her staff did a really great job to make sure everyone was warmly welcomed. The venue where our film was screened was top notch. It was amazing to watch our film on the big screen in a room that was packed and sold out! We felt utmost respect and kindness as artists and film enthusiasts. Communication was so great! Would highly recommend to everyone looking for a great film festival to submit to. Definitely worth the entry fee, and even more!
The Glendale International Film Festival is highly recommended. Great programmers, fun events, good networking opportunities, multiple theaters screening films, active community participation, and phenomenal leadership and communication with filmmakers.
Great festival in my hometown. Such an honor being selected and screened at the Laemmle. Thank you to all the organizers and filmmakers. It was a great experience. I highly recommend.
Was great to be part of such a fantastic festival. Very professional and run well. Lots of great films and regularly got big audiences to its screenings. Love the venue, too! I would highly recommend.
We really enjoyed attending GIFF this year! Huge thanks to Maria Sahakian, Glendale Arts, and all organizers for bringing this wonderful event to the City of Glendale. We really appreciate the Mayor of Glendale, Ardy Kassakhian, for paying a visit and highlighting how important this event is in the cultural life of the city.
One of the biggest highlights of 2022 was being selected for the GIFF Film Festival. Being honored as a WINNER of Best Short Variety for my web series, Meet Me at the Barre, was the icing on top! My beautiful crystal award sits on my mantle as a reminder of all the hard work and dedication and the celebration we felt after the win, but it also serves as a reminder of the wonderful organizers I met, the volunteers, and the connections made with other passionate filmmakers. It was a pleasure and we’ll be submitting again in the future. Thank you, GIFF!!!
Dear Glendale International Film Festival – You are one of the best film festivals we have taken part in. Our team would like to thank you for the excellent organization of the festival, as well as the members of the jury, thanks to whose decision our film The American Good Samaritans was an Official Selection at the festival.