The GRAND JUNCTION FILM FESTIVAL, GJFF for short, is great for emerging and veteran filmmakers alike! Celebrating Colorado filmmakers of all genres, and innovative works from across the United States and internationally, GJFF takes pride in offering an exciting experience through film and community.

Set in the biggest city on the beautiful Western Slope of Colorado, the Grand Junction Film Festival is a celebration of filmmakers. We're proud to feature panels including representatives from Rocky Mountain PBS, the Colorado Film Commission, SAG-AFTRA and celebrity filmmakers available for free to attendees. We also offer free hands on workshops with subjects such as stage combat, practical effects, and film technique.

Hosted at the Historic Avalon Theater in the heart of downtown Grand Junction, attendees immediately immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Western Colorado. Nestled in the newly formed Creative District, festival goers have easy access to award winning restaurants and breweries, the largest outdoor sculpture collection between New York and Los Angeles, as well as horseback riding, mountain biking, and river rafting. Closing out Grand Junction's Art Fest Weekend, GJFF brings filmmakers, and those that love the adventure of getting outdoors together.

We offer awards for Best in Show, Best Student Film, Best Director, Best Documentary Film, Best Animated Film, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, The Artistic Excellence Award, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Every winner receives a certificate. We offer cash awards, as well as prize packages.

Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 5th Annual Grand Junction Film Festival in Grand Junction, Colorado, on October 7th and 9th, 2022.

We’re looking for a wide variety of genres and stories that push the envelope of film and stand uniquely from the rest. We prefer films completed in 2021 and 2022, but will consider earlier works. Our final submission deadline is August 15th, 2022. We will contact entrants who have been accepted by September 15th 2022. 

Submissions for short films must be under 30 minutes in length. Submissions for features must be under 100 minutes in length. We accept entries from any country. We will accept films of any genre, unless they are pornographic in nature. Films to be considered must have content that would receive no more than an "R" rating. Entrants must submit through FilmFreeway to be consider for the Film Festival. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles. Films must be available to be screened in an HD format of 1080 progressive or higher. Audio levels should be -6db to -20db.


The technical exhibition side of Grand Junction Film Festival is something the festival holds near and dear to its heart. Taken seriously at every aspect of submission, we have a deep understanding of how the presentation of a film can affect the way the audience connects with the story and visuals. We go to great lengths to ensure your film is played with the same quality that your team achieved when completing post production. Our technical staff has many years of experience, not only from the various productions hosted at the Historic Avalon Theater, but also from the committee’s involvement as filmmakers themselves.

The Grand Junction Film Festival reserves the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Please Read Carefully):

I, the undersigned, represent and warrant that I have full legal right and authority to submit the mentioned film for consideration by the Grand Junction Film Festival (hereby referred to GJFF), and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained. I understand that my submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into GJFF, nor has any employee from GJFF guaranteed my acceptance into GJFF prior to submission.

All materials (including but not limited to the submitted film and promotional materials) will be retained by GJFF. Excerpts of the submitted film and all promotional materials may be used for various GJFF promotional purposes, including but not limited to local, national and international press and electronic media. For films selected in the festival, GJFF reserves the right to screen the entry at the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless GJFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.