GIFF Submissions

Now Accepting Film, Student Film & Screenplay Submissions for GIFF's 10th Anniversary Edition

The Glendale International Film Festival is a platform for filmmakers in all stages of their careers and welcomes film, student film, and screenplay submissions from all over the world.

GIFF 2024 takes place from September 26-October 1, 2024 in Glendale, CA, the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County and home to a major creative sector which includes DreamWorks Animation and the Walt Disney Company’s Grand Central Creative Campus.

GIFF, which has been ranked in the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals in the World on FilmFreeway, is seeking projects in the following categories: Feature Film, International Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Animation Feature, Horror/Thriller Feature, Glendale Film – Feature & Short, Female Filmmaker – Feature & Short, Experimental Film – Feature & Short, Drama Short, Comedy Short, Dramedy Short, International Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Horror/Thriller Short, Short Short, Web Series/New Media, Music Video, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, Student Film – Feature & Short, Student Screenplay – Feature & Short.

Dates & Key Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024
Regular Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2024
Late Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024
Extended Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024
Final Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2024
Notification Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Festival Dates: Thursday, September 26 – Tuesday, October 1, 2024

The six-day festival will feature in-competition and out-of-competition screenings, Q&As, and panel discussions; a film, screenplay, and student competition and awards ceremony; and networking opportunities with fellow industry professionals.

Official Selections will be screened at the legendary Laemmle Theatres, an icon of independent cinema in Los Angeles.

Thank you for choosing the Glendale International Film Festival. Our team is excited to showcase your work to our audience. Visit our FilmFreeway page for complete details and submit your project today!

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