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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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  • Sybil Jatta

    We are so humbled and honored to have been selected into your amazing film festival event! Our award-winning documentary feature film "AKWAABA The Awakening", is in God's hands touching the hearts 💕 of the world. Continued peace, prosperity, blessings and good health.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Wish you all the best Sybil.

  • Jeff Suttles

    I really appreciate your patience & understanding with our project. We look forward to submitting more material, as we work to build awareness in our communities, through your platform. Thanks again!

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Jeff, Hope to see more films from you.

  • Jason Turner

    Honored to have been selected! Looking forward to more events in the future :)

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, hope to see more films from you.

  • We truly enjoyed being part of this wonderful International Film Festival. So delighted to have been selected as well. Thank you so much

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you,

  • Andrew Bystrom

    This Film Festival loves film. Last month (Sept 2021), I submitted my second film project, a music video to the festival. They provided excellent communicated. I was very happy to have my music video selected.

    This is my second review of AGPIFF. My first review is below. Since that review, my first film, “Too Good to be Forgotten” a Short Documentary won the festival’s 2021 yearly Audience Choice Award for its category. Based on my experience, this is an outstanding film festival!

    Thanks,
    Andy Bystrom

    August of 2020 Review
    I entered the American Golden Picture International Film Festival in July 2020 for the feedback on my film, “Too Good to be Forgotten”; a film based on my dad’s home WWII footage/photographs. I got my film review ($40 extra) in less than 3 weeks after I entered. I felt that it was a good constructive review and will truly help me to improve and advance my film. As a new film maker, I can use all the help I can get. The film festival provided me very timely communications. The bonus was that my film was selected and won the “Best Documentary Short” for July 2020. I am looking forward to their end of the year film festival.

    The American Golden Picture International Film Festival is different from the other film festivals that I have enter because they provide participants a film critique in writing. My experience so far with this group leads me to think that that truly know and love film.

    Thanks,
    Andy Bystrom

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Andrew, You are so talented.