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Hello everyone:

The ”American Golden Picture International Film Festival" is a yearly event structured in monthly contests.

In "Notification Date", the festival will release the names of the films that are "officially selected" for that month.

In the "Event date", the winners of the month will be finalized by the judges and will be released by the festival.

The Festival will Awarded and will presented a digital "Gold Certificate" and "Gold Laurel Award" in all categories to the winners of each month.

The physical live screening of the "American Golden Picture International Film Festival" happens once every year with an award ceremony in front of the audience.

Our judges in each month will select the films, give the best one an award, then for yearly screening the festival will choose the best of the best among all the monthly winners for the physical annual live screening and those will be informed by email.

No entry fee for the annual competition or screening, but entry fee is required for monthly submission.

Due to our special programming system, there is a chance for the filmmakers to win in one of the monthly competitions and then automatically participate in the yearly competition to win and receive the annual award.

The "American Golden Picture International Film Festival" aims to help independent filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they truly deserve.
Your movie will compete with other independent films with world-class talents.
We accept films from all countries over the world.

The "American Golden Picture International Film Festival" is a brilliant opportunity for all filmmakers.

Please refer to rules and regulations below for further information.

"The American Golden Picture International Film Festival" will Awarded and will presented a digital "Certificate" and "Gold Laurel Award" in the following sections to the winners for each month: 


- Best Feature long film 



- Best Fiction short film 


- Best Documentary long film 



- Best Documentary short film


- Best Animated long film

- Best Animated short film

- Best Music Video


- Best Trailer

- Best Commercial

- Best News 


And Special Jury Award:

You can also submit your film separately (any Short, Long, Fiction, Documentary, Animated) for the "Special Jury Award". We will Awarded and will presented a digital "Certificate" and "Gold Laurel Award" in the following sections to the winners for each month too:

- Best Directing

- Best Screenplay

- Best Cinematography


- Best Composing

- Best Editing


- Best Lead Actor


- Best lead Actress


- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Supporting Actress


- Best Child Actor

- Best Sound

- Best Film Poster or Photo

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1- Long Films over 40 minutes

- This will be In 3 categories: "Fiction", "Documentary" and "Animated". 
In each category, there will be 1 winner each month. 
Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.

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2- Short Films under 40 minutes

- This will be In 3 categories: "Fiction", "Documentary" and "Animated". 
In each category, there will be 1 winner each month. 
Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.

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3- Music Video

- There will be 1 winner each month. 
Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.

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4- Trailer

- There will be 1 winner each month. 
Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.

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5- Commercial or Advertisement

- Any commercial or advertisement projects can be submited to this category. Awarded to the best film advertising a product or service. Commercial announcements or Commercial intended for television or the Internet or social media. Comercial aim to persuade or sell a product, service or message.

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6- News

- Any Video Clip News can be submited to this category. Awarded to the best News. News intended for television or the Internet or the social media.

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7- Film Posters & Film Photos

- Promotional film poster and film photo can give your film a better chance for great success. A great promotional film Poster and film photo is a great marketing tool for any film. The winning film Poster or film photo with creator artist name will be published on our website.

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8- Film Review for Long length film (Any film over 40 minutes)

- A written Critique Review- For filmmakers who wish to receive a review of their long length film, the qualifying jury writes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (More than 400 words). The reviews will be written for any long length films over 40 minutes.

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9- Film Review for Short length film (Any film under 40 minutes)

- A written Critique Review- For filmmakers who wish receive a review of their short film, the qualifying jury makes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (More than 300 words). The reviews will be written for any short films less than 40 minutes.

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10- "Written Public Interview" with Cast & Crew on Our Website

"American Golden Picture International Film Festival"
does a special written public interview with you as the Actor, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Screen Writer or any other crew member from around the world. The festival will publish your interview on this website that will include your photo, biography, website and social media links and introduce you internationally to Film lovers and all Filmmakers, Producers, Investors and Distributors.
Each person should submit separately in our FilmFreeWay page, last category.

- All films and projects submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. 
On the other hand, Filmmakers and screenwriters retain full rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the American Golden Picture International Film Festival.

- The film festival will have the right to use footage, trailer, posters, stills, synopsis, and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purpose only through FIlmFreeWay or on the Festival's website and the social media.

- The festival reserves the right to change any information (including festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.

- Submission fee is non-refundable. 


- There is no limitation for the year of production. 


- There is no premiere requirement. 


- If you are not a winner, you can submit your film again for the following months.

- Films can be submitted only through FilmFreeWay.com. We must receive a downloadable link to your film before releasing the winners of each month to make sure we have the film in case it is the final winner to be screened in our yearly event.


- All films must be in English or with English subtitle. Non-English language films without subtitle will not be considered.

- In the Film Poster & Film Photo section, you can submit one poster or 2 photos for each time. If you have more, you can submite again.



- The selection committees and juries decision is final. 


- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the American Golden Picture International Film Festival.

Overall Rating
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  • 도회 박

    it`s better than oscar awards !!

    February 2020
  • The festival organizers communicated very well and have put together a great event. And what an amazing honor for me, as a first time director, for my film "A Deadly Charter" to have been recognized among so many other great entries.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hank, you are so talented.

  • Marci Krown

    I found the communication from Mahmoud to be very good and very attentive. You can tell he has a passion for filmmakers! The opportunity to submit your film monthly, for an award and then possibly be selected for their yearly festival was new to me. Pleasantly surprised our film did win an award for one of the categories! I couldn't rate the Hospitality, Networking or Overall rating as it's too early to know whether we will be at the Yearly Final Awards Event this Summer. I liked the opportunity to showcase areas of the film you normally don't see in an awards competition-trailer, score, poster, etc. The value of this gives more opportunities for beginning filmmakers to possibly win an award! Being that my experience was very positive in the early stages of this festival, I have no doubt that everything else about this festival will be just as wonderful! Thank you so much!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marci.
    Our goal is to support as many filmmakers as possible to be able to achieve more and follow their dreams.
    They made their films with such a passion and hard work and we hope we can introduce their films to more audience.

  • Nicole Benoit

    As an emerging Female Director with an insatiable passion for the craft of storytelling and storytelling through filmmaking, I am deeply honoured for the recognition and accolades from a festival which truly is committed to recognizing and celebrating the talent, art, beauty and purpose we as humble servants to our films give year after year. Thank you for the expedient response and communication throughout the selection process. Thank You for the Honorable Mention Best Director, Best Screenwriter and the Best Child Actress Awards for A Cradle Falls. When a festival supports you the way American Golden Picture does, It pushes you as a creator onward onto your greater future potential as an artist. I was also humbled to be invited to be interviewed for the press page for myself as a director|writer|filmmaker - an amazing opportunity for exposure on the world stage.
    I can't wait to submit our next round of films and attend the festival screenings!

    I highly recommend the Festival and the team at American Golden Picture International festival!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nicole, we really ejoyed watching your film and can't wait to see your new film.

  • Gateway Films Group

    Great professionalism and communication shown by the festival team. Thanks for this wonderful experience. American Golden Picture IFF is a great festival, highly recommended!  Team Irumbu

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, you are so talented filmmaker and hope to see more film from yourside.