The Georgia Film Festival is hosted by the University of North Georgia on its Gainesville campus. GFF celebrates filmmakers & films based in the state of Georgia and in the southeast. Great indie films & workshops led by industry experts!

We're planning to offer in-person as well as online screenings in 2022, but the safety of our attendees and filmmakers is most important, so we will adjust to the public health situation if necessary.

The Georgia Film Festival (GFF) accepts films in all genres. Submissions are accepted via secure, online screeners (Vimeo preferred). Participants must label all work clearly with your name, contact information, exhibition format and running time. Projection quality prints of content will be requested upon acceptance into the festival.

Final programming decisions will be made by a screening committee comprised of students and faculty, shortly after the final decision deadline. All entrants will be notified via FilmFreeway. Please make sure to read all of the festival rules as well as the terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Very organized, worth the money.

    November 2020
  • Laurie Garner

    We were thrilled to Screen MILICENT at the 2020 Georgia Film Fest! Excellent engagement with the Festival Staff and the Virtual Screening reached a Wider Audience. A very good experience!

    October 2020
  • Michael Anthony

    Georgia Film Festival was online this year, and even with those limitations, they offered filmmakers the opportunity to participate in panels and network with the other artists. Great experience overall and I would definitely submit again.

    October 2020

    Great Festival! The people were super nice. I liked the fact that the workshops went on while they prepped for the next screening. I didn't miss much. Good networking.

    September 2019
  • Weston Manders

    My team was very pleased to be a part of this festival. Screening in the Made in Georgia category was especially special considering that was such a big part of why/how I made my film. The entire block was solid by all accounts. The organization of the event and the hospitality was on point. Thanks specifically to Robyn Hicks and her team.

    June 2018