The Globe International Silent Film Festival
"Where Pictures create an international language."
Our goal is to focus on the picture as the basic structure of cinema as an art.
We believe the silent era of cinema (1895-1930) has made the picture and mise en scène richer and more powerful. Although by introducing of sound in cinema we've been passed that era a long time ago but still silent cinema is carrying a great part of avant-garde and artistic films. GISFF aimed to gather, screen and respect these creative films.

4th GISFF Awards and Prizes are:

-🏆 Best Fiction Film
-🏆 Best Documentary Film
-🏆 Best Animation Film
-🏆 Best Experimental Film
-🏆 Best Super Short Film
-🏆 Special Jury Award
-🏆 Special Audience Award
-🏆 The Creativity Award
-🏆 The Secretary's choice

Film terms

1. The criteria for a silent film:
No dialogues, clear words and subtitle for out of the scene dialogues are the main criteria for a silent movie.
Ambient sounds or unclear dialogues as ambient sounds, and soundtracks can be in the film.
2. Usage of intertitles is acceptable. (In case the language of intertitles is other than English, they must be subtitled into English.)
3. Any film submitted to the festival should last less than 45 minutes.
4. If your film lasts 3 minutes or less, it can also be nominated for the super short film award.

Submission terms

1. Filmmakers from all over the world are allowed to submit their films for the International competition via FilmFreeway .
2. In case your film weren't accepted, the fee won't be refundable.
3. There is no limit for the quantity of submissions per filmmaker.
4. As an expectation there is no limit for the film's production year.
5. The same film you submitted for the previous editions of the festival, won’t be accepted to enter the selection process.
6. In case of infringing copyright or third party right, using the soundtrack without having the copyright, or violation of any judicial right, all the responsibility and judicial accountability is on the filmmaker.
7. Films accepted for the festival and scheduled for screening are not allowed to be withdrawn.
8. The deadline date will not be extended.

Additional terms
1. Participants in the competition must know that by submitting their film, they give the Globe International Silent Film Festival the authority to use the publicity materials for promoting the film and the festival. They must understand that if their film is selected, the festival has the display right. But mind that the globe team will certainly contact you before showcasing the film.
2. Unpredicted cases will be decided by the festival's official secretariat and submitters will be informed about them.
3. The result of the selection board’s review will be announced through the press, valid websites, the festival’s official website and social media pages. Also, you will receive emails from our portals and PR coordinators.
4. Submitting your film in the festival means accepting all the rules above.
5. For following up questions, visit the festival website or email us.

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  • Li-Ming CHENG

    A festival which can still capture the ideal of old-time film heritage (pre-1930s) in this new era, and meanwhile set up new criterions of Silent Film to appeal new creations.

    May 2018
  • Carlos Gómez-Trigo

    A festival that really cares about movies and filmmakers. I could´t attend, but all the time they were in communication with me, giving me the impression I was there!

    May 2018
  • Giulia Martinelli

    We didn't have the chance to visit the Globe International Silent Film Festival in person, but the staff has been in credibly nice and professional with us, we got all the information we neeeded and we've been very happy about the screening of our short film at this festival. Thank you!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Giulia,
    We are honored to receive this comment from you, because it was one of our most important goals from the beginning. We also hope to see you in next edition with your another great movie.
    Best,
    GISFF.

  • rachel gutgarts

    wonderful festival! It was very heart warming to be a part of it.

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you.
    We kindly appreciate your company during the course of this festival.
    Best,
    GISFF.

  • Neil Needleman

    I was thrilled and honored have been selected for this film festival. Although I was not able to attend, the thorough and frequent communications from the film festival made it seem like I was truly part of the event. In addition, the film fest brochure they emailed was a very well-produced piece with excellent essays and insights. As an experimental filmmaker who frequently prefers visual work without a soundtrack, I appreciate the mission of the film festival. I hope to participate again next year.

    April 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Neil,
    We really appreciate your positive energy and enthusiasm.
    We also hope that we would be able to have your company for upcoming years. Thank you again for being part of this festival.
    Best,
    GISFF.