The Georgia Film Festival is a three-day, film and game festival hosted by the University of North Georgia on its Gainesville campus. GFF is a festival built to celebrate filmmakers & works made in the state of Georgia. Attendees get to see independent films from Georgia and around the world, as well as learn from industry experts through panels and workshops. Filmmakers get to showcase their work and build relationships. Students who contribute to hosting the event develop a wide range of leadership and organizational skills. The Georgia Film Festival also helps to increase the visibility of the University, the Communication, Media & Journalism Department, and the Georgia film community.

The Georgia Film Festival (GFF) accepts films in all genres of film. 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
  • Ruth Pickett

    I sadly wasn't able to make it to the festival as I'm in the UK so the cost of travel was prohibitive. I was delighted that our film was chosen to screen though, especially when they had so many submissions.

    June 2017
  • David Smith

    Nice venue. Great Panels. Well worth the visit.

    May 2017
  • Very impressed with this festival and looking forward to watching it grow in the years to come! Would definitely recommend!

    May 2017
  • Lucero Angela

    So happy to have participated, Highy recommend!

    May 2017
  • Ryne Anderson

    Great film festival that all young filmmakers should submit their work to. It was highly efficient and organized and the panels were amazing. Definitely looking forward to going again next year. Highly recommend!

    May 2017