In a town that’s all about the glitz and glamour on the big screen, the Golden Hollywood International Film Festival celebrates the talent behind the camera. Touted as “The Director’s Film Festival,” GHIFF focuses on storytellers, specifically directors who create for the emerging world of new media. It takes a village to create and tell the story and our festival recognizes those creative entities who work behind the camera including Producers, Directors, Casting Directors and Director of Photography.

Our festival directors, filmmaker and award-winning director Nancy Criss, PGA and award-winning writer and filmmaker Sherri Carlson champion the creative process of women in the movie business and the independent stories they create for the new media platforms including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon and the smaller unique platforms that are emerging in these changing times. The Golden Hollywood International Film Festival provides a space for creatives to exposition their works and thrives in the digital media arena.

The Golden Hollywood International Film Festival is an online festival year one and will move to a physical venue in 2020 for year two.

Golden Hollywood Grand Jury Award - $1,000 Value in Cash & Adwards, Crystal Award Trophy, Certificate, Grand Jury Laurels


Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Foreign Film
Audience Choice Award Best Feature Film
Audience Choice Award Best Short Film
Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Film
Best Digital Series Pilot
Best Digital Series
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Casting Director - Feature Film
Best Cinematography Feature Film
Best Director Feature Film
Best Actress in a Feature Film
Best Actor in a Feature Film
Best Female Director
Best Writer

All Winning Films and Nominated Films will be offered a worldwide distribution deal by our Gold sponsor.

Short films must be under 40 minutes
Features should be at least 40 mins or more.
All foreign Submissions must be English subtitled.
Online screeners, and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded in FilmFreeway’s site.
No films produced before Jan 2015.
Feature Films produced under $5 million.