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THE GLBFA IS A NON PROFIT ORGANISATION FILM AWARDS | GOLDEN LION BEST FILM AWARDS RECOGNIZE THE BEST PRODUCTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD ONCE A MONTHLY ONLINE FESTIVAL AND AWARDS EVENT. IMDB VERIFIED & LISTED INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS. EVERY WORK IS JUDGED BY A GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRY.

GLBFA aims to provide opportunities for emerging filmmakers. With limited resources, we support low budget films that create new experiences and tell unique stories. We are interested in understanding how filmmakers around the world work, how young filmmakers overcome production obstacles, and how their efforts can lead to a new form of cinema. Our goal is to play a small role in the emergence of the new generation in the world of independent filmmaking by helping young filmmakers, actors, cinematographers, editors, and producers be heard.

Here at GLBFA, we're building international relationships with independent filmmakers from all over the world.
Every work is judged by a group of professionals from the world film industry.

Our goal is to find creative ideas and projects with a different perspective that have something to say. This award, which focuses on finding and showcasing the best of the best, features films in the most varied genres and fixed lengths of short films. Independent cinema is a means of expressing art, and this space is for those who believe in it. This platform allows you to demonstrate your talent to the world and showcase your production. Creativity and ideas have the power to change the world. This is where the word "BEST" originates. There is more to it than just showcasing large budgets and a priority on big productions. The heart that beats within each film is what counts here.

All projects officially selected each monthly will receive the GLBFA official laurel, and are promoted through our social media pages and website.

All the films are given the same attention and care and each monthly we announce the official selections, the finalists, and the winners. The winners can be recognized in three different sections: “GOLDEN LION BEST AWARDS,” the main award, in addition to the “Jury Awards” and “Honorable Mentions” - awards for productions that deserve to be recognized and were very close to the greatest achievement. Every monthly, if the jury reaches a consensus that there was a film that stood out in an extraordinary way among all those entered, the film gets a special award: the “BEST OF THE MONTHLY FILM AWARDS.” All the jury’s decisions are final. We do not disclose the votes and jury scores.

All the monthly winners receive the GLBFA digital laurel, a digital certificate and have the option to purchase one of our unique prestigious trophy.

SHORT FILM CATEGORIES (Runtime under 40mins):

GLBFA Best Short Film
GLBFA Best Experimental Short Film
GLBFA Best Documentary Short Film
GLBFA Best Animation Short Film
GLBFA Best Horror Short Film
GLBFA Best Comedy Short Film
GLBFA Best Romantic Short Film
GLBFA Best Sci-Fi Short Film
GLBFA Best LGBTQ Short Film
GLBFA Best Crime Short Film
GLBFA Best Social Message Short Film
GLBFA Best Covid-19 Short Film
GLBFA Best Wildlife Short Film
GLBFA Best Nature Short Film
GLBFA Best Silent Short Film
GLBFA Best Environment Short Film
GLBFA Best Travel Short Film
GLBFA Best Educational Short Film
GLBFA Best War Short Film
GLBFA Best Erotic Short Film
GLBFA Best Action Short Film
GLBFA Best Black & White Short Film
GLBFA Best Sports Short Film
GLBFA Best Human Rights Short Films
GLBFA Best Women Empowerment Short Film
GLBFA Best Music Video
GLBFA Best Indie Music Video
GLBFA Best Mobile Music Video
GLBFA Best Music Video Director
GLBFA Best Mobile Short Film
GLBFA Best Mobile Documentary Short Film
GLBFA Best Mobile Experimental Short Film
GLBFA Best Mobile Videoclip
GLBFA Best Mobile Photos
GLBFA Best Mobile Vr - Virtual Reality
GLBFA Best Mobile Smart Selfie
GLBFA Best Indie Short Film
GLBFA Best Indie Documentary Short Film
GLBFA Best Indie Experimental Short Film
GLBFA Best Indie Director (Male) Short Film
GLBFA Best Indie Director (Female) Short Film
GLBFA Best Photography
GLBFA Best Web Series
GLBFA Best Web Series Pilot
GLBFA Best TV Show Series/New Media
GLBFA Best Producer Short Film
GLBFA Best Emerging Filmmaker Short Film
GLBFA Best Director(Male) Short Film
GLBFA Best First Time Director(Male) Short Film
GLBFA Best Director(Female) Short Film
GLBFA Best First Time Director(Female) Short Film
GLBFA Best Actor Short Film
GLBFA Best Actress Short Film
GLBFA Best Child Actor Short Film
GLBFA Best Child Actress Short Film
GLBFA Best Supporting Actor Short Film
GLBFA Best Supporting Actress Short Film
GLBFA Best Editor Short Film
GLBFA Best Cinematography Short Film
GLBFA Best Choreographer Short Film
GLBFA Best Sound Design Short Film
GLBFA Best Original Score Short Film
GLBFA Best Original Song Short Film
GLBFA Best Micro Film (under 5 minutes)
GLBFA Best Teaser/Trailer Short Film
GLBFA Best Student Short Film
GLBFA Best Student Documentary Short Film
GLBFA Best Student Animation Short Film
GLBFA Best Student Experimental Short Film
GLBFA Best Student Director(Male)
GLBFA Best Student Director(Female)
GLBFA Best Screenwriting Short Film
GLBFA Best Script Short Film
GLBFA Best Original Concept Short Film
GLBFA Best Visual Effects Short Film
GLBFA Best Drone Video Short Film
GLBFA Best Makeup and Hairstyling Short Film
GLBFA Best Production Design Short Film
GLBFA Best Podcast
GLBFA Best Poster

FEATURE FILM CATEGORIES (Runtime over 40mins) :

GLBFA Best Film (all genres) Feature Film
GLBFA Best Documentary Feature Film
GLBFA Best Indie Film Feature Film
GLBFA Best Woman Filmmaker Feature Film
GLBFA Best Emerging Filmmaker Feature Film
GLBFA Best Director Feature Film
GLBFA Best First Time Director Feature Film
GLBFA Best Actor Feature Film
GLBFA Best Actress Feature Film
GLBFA Best Editor Feature Film
GLBFA Best Cinematography Feature Film
GLBFA Best Sound Design Feature Film
GLBFA Best Original Score Feature Film
GLBFA Best Original Song Feature Film
GLBFA Best Makeup and Hairstyling Feature Film
GLBFA Best Original Concept Feature Film
GLBFA Best Horror Feature Film
GLBFA Best Comedy Feature Film
GLBFA Best Romantic Feature Film
GLBFA Best Sci-Fi Feature Film
GLBFA Best LGBTQ Feature Film
GLBFA Best Crime Feature Film
GLBFA Best Wildlife Feature Film
GLBFA Best Nature Feature Film
GLBFA Best Silent Feature Film
GLBFA Best Environment Feature Film
GLBFA Best Travel Feature Film
GLBFA Best Educational Feature Film
GLBFA Best War Feature Film
GLBFA Best Erotic Feature Film
GLBFA Best Action Feature Film
GLBFA Best Black & White Feature Film
GLBFA Best Sports Feature Film
GLBFA Best Human Rights Feature Films


The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
The scripts must be written in English.
By submitting the film or script, the submitter agrees that:
1.GLBFA can use synopsis/trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS and script excerpt for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film or script)
2.The submitter owns all the rights to the film or script.
3.Submission cannot be withdrawn after the announcement of the official selection.
4.GLBFA Has right to change the date and place of the annual event.
5. Regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the GLBFA is not a guarantee of selection.

All films must have been made after January 1, 2010 and have English subtitles (except for music videos and unless English is the main language spoken).
Short Film Language – All language accept.

We also accept maximum length of under 15 minutes which depend on content.
The filmmaker/institution is responsible for the content of his/her work and for any possible copyright problems. The participant owns all rights concerning the usage of his/her work according to the regulations. The Festival Committee has no responsibility to third parties. The Festival Committee has the right to reject films, if the content or technical quality does not correspond to the Festival conditions.
A filmmaker can submit their films and screenplay online through an online film festival partner’s.
Regarding selection Jury decision will be Final .

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  • My first expeience was definately amazing with this film festival and I hope to particpate with them again for my new upcoming films.... Very Nice festival

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Niquel for sending us your work. we’re happy about that!

  • What an absolute honor to walk away with an award from this festival! The certificate & laurels look absolutely stunning! Thank you to the festival organisers and judges for the incredible experience. I hope to bring you more content in the future!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for these wonderful words Deep!

  • Kathleen Krenitsky

    An honor and pleasure to participate and receive recognition! Great communication and response from festival organizers… my absolute best to the continued success of the Golden Lion Best Film Awards.

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Wonderful feedback Kathleen, thanks

  • Super! Best Fest! Amazing team!

    September 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your recommendation Kostiantyn!