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Hello everyone:

The ”American Golden Picture International Film Festival" is a yearly live screening and a traditional event on front of the audience 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" 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 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 producers of 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, but entry fee is required for monthly submission.

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 and this 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 Quarantine film

- 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 Poster

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 (Original Music)

- Best Editing

-Best Sound


- Best Lead Actor


- Best lead Actress


- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Supporting Actress


- Best Child Actor (Boy or Girl)

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1- Best Quarantine film

- Don’t let the Coronavirus stop your filmmaking.
The world has come to a stop and everyone is staying at home because of the Coronavirus. Don’t let the virus stop you. Let the world unite through our collective creativity by making home-made short films, even in your quarantine at home. You can participate in this competition for the Award in this category. Any subject or genre, fiction or documentary is acceptable whether fun, serious, or thought-provoking. There is no minimum or maximum time for the duration. Use any camera, even mobile phones. This is a great opportunity to showcase your art, talent, and creativity, even with a limited equipment and budget!

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2- 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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3- 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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4- 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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5- 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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6- Film Poster

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

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7- Film Review & Technical feedback for Long length film (Any film over 40 minutes)

-A private written Critique Review & technical feedback- For filmmakers who wish receive a review & technical feedback of their film over 40 minutes (Long length film, Feature Narrative or Documentary or Animated). The qualifying jury makes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (More than 4 pages or more than 600 words).

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8- Film Review & technical feedback for Short length film (Any film under 40 minutes)

-A private written Critique Review & technical feedback- For filmmakers who wish receive a review & technical feedback of their film under 40 minutes (Short length film, Documentary or Fiction or Animated or Music Video). The qualifying jury makes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (More than 3 pages or more than 500 words).

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

-We do a special written public interview with each of YOU or any other cast and crew member as the Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Writer, Composer, Animator, Actor, Actress or Child Actor, then the American Golden Picture Film Festival will publish your interview on its website include your biography, your photos, your website, your IMdb and your social media links. So in this interview not only you talk about yourself, your background, your film, your ablity and your expertise in film industry but also the festival introduce you internationally to Film lovers, Filmmakers, Producers, Investors and Distributors. See the samples in our website.
*Each person should submit separately*.

- 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.

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  • Tony Collingwood

    So pleased to receive the 'Lockdown Film' award from the American Golden Picture Festival for 'Candle Cops'. Honoured to be among such a great group of films.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Tony, Hope to see more films from you.

  • Great festival, honoured to have been apart of it. Great communication, well organized and CLEARLY run by people who are passionate about cinema! Very much looking forward to hopefully participating with our next 2022 short film!

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you and Good Luck,

  • Thank you so much, "America Golden Picture International Festival" for the award of our film "Tomorrow, an animated film about climate change" For "Best Animated short". We are delighted with the communications and everything...I hope the message of the film will spread through your festival and people will learn about it.
    Thank you once again for the recognization and Award.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, hope to see more film from you.

  • As a Los Angeles-based art and history museum, we were very pleased that the trailer for our upcoming documentary, "The Knights of Early Los Angeles”, was selected to be included in the American Golden Picture International Film Festival. Many thanks!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ron,

  • Thank you for viewing my animated film as is and nominating it as a winner for "Best First Time Filmmaker". I enjoyed the grueling process of creating this film for exhibition. The animation may not be up to par with the other films of its kind, but it's awesome this festival viewed a film such as mine with an open mind and giving it a chance to show the narrative of my story. Thank you again!

    August 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Hope to see more films from you.