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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" 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 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, 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 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

- Best Poster or Photo


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 Sound


- Best Lead Actor


- Best lead Actress


- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Supporting Actress


- Best Child Actor (Boy or Girl)

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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 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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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 500 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 400 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.

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  • Meera Samaroo

    Hats off to Mr. Mahmoud shoolizadeh sahab and his brilliant team members for supporting indie filmmakers all over the globe by way of imparting them a valuable chance to see their dreams come true and achieve the less traveled . Thank you , thank you , thank you very much sir ... your love and respect for us filmmakers has been phenomenal sir . I am amazed to see the categories of awards meant to recognize the work of as many filmmakers worldwide as possible .This shows your most genuine concern for both the creator and the creation .
    i feel utterly utterly pleased to extend my heartfelt thanks to Mahmoud shoolizadeh sahab and his most professional team for recognizing our strenuous efforts through an Honorable Mention award in BEST LEAD ACTRESS for our short film '' LEMME TELL U ''. once again thanks sir , thank you very much .
    i from the bottom of my heart highly recommend the Festival and the most efficient team at AMERICAN GOLDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL .

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Meera, Thank you very much for your nice words, We adore all filmmakers and their films and try our best to encourage them to continue to create new films. Thanks again Meera,

  • Great festival and great communication about status of entries! The AGPIFF is very professional and I will enter again.

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks,

  • Ryan Azevedo

    Great festival!! Super helpful promoting our film and they made everything very simple.

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Ryan,

  • Yiming Bian

    nice awards, I hope I can win next time.

    March 2020
  • A1 Communication. Experienced Festival Promoters

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks,