Welcome to the Grand Teton Film Festival!

We are dedicated to the following three goals that are the core of our efforts:

Networking
Good things happen when the best-of-the-best engage in a common goal. At the Grand Teton Film Festival, we encourage filmmakers to get to know each other by providing a place where ideas and friendships can be founded.

Experience
There is no substitute for the thrill of seeing your hard work up on the big screen and watching the reaction of audience members. The Grand Teton Film Festival seeks to provide all levels of filmmakers with this unique experience.

Education
Grand Teton Film Festival is dedicated to providing education for beginning or intermediate filmmakers by enlisting industry professionals to teach hands-on workshops that will empower and encourage participants to create.

The Grand Teton Film Festival is made possible by the generosity of many individuals, businesses, and organizations. We highly value our relationship with these good people who desire to support the art of filmmaking and celebrate those who create it. The Festival is also powered by many amazing volunteers that bring their time and talents together to make something great. As the festival continues to grow more and more each year, we dedicate ourselves to supporting the filmmaker and seeking new opportunities.

For tickets* and info, visit: www.grandtetonfilm.org
*Filmmakers whose films are accepted into the festival will receive complimentary festival passes. See website for details.

Top Prize: Best of Show

Jury Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Animated Short, Best Music Video, Best Home Movie, Honorable Mention

Technical Awards: Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Best Actor, Best Actress

Audience Choice Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Home Movie, Best Original Song

Viewer content must be kept to the equivalent of a PG-13™ rating by the MPAA® as well as the following restrictions:
-NO STRONG LANGUAGE.  Commonplace profanity is acceptable, but "f-bombs" and other obscene language is cause for disqualification from the festival.
-No nudity or graphic sex scenes.
-No graphic depictions of sexual assault or rape.
-No extreme, excessive, or graphic sexual situations.
-No graphic murders, killings, or suicides.
-No graphic displays or depictions of drug use.
-Limited references to drugs and drug use.
-Limited alcohol use and/or abuse.
-No gore, gratuitous violence, or extreme bloodshed.
-No excessive profanity.
-No obscene gestures, actions, or imitations.
-No slurs, derogatory terms, or incendiary remarks regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
-No dangerous or life-threatening stunts that were filmed without regard for personal safety or the safety of others or situations where innocent people were harmed, traumatized, or pranked due to blatant misbehavior, mischief, or criminal activity.
-No disturbing psychological trauma or graphic torture.
-No disturbing images or themes.
-No adult themes.
-No slasher-horror films.  (Horror Films or Thrillers are acceptable as long as they meet the requirements listed above.)

See content requirements and restrictions at:
https://www.grandtetonfilm.org/requirements/

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • shirin sabour

    Perfect and very good. Thank you from jury

    December 2021
  • Debi McMartin

    I loved being a part of the Grand Teton Film Festival’s official selections for our film, Pepper & Cinnamon!

    October 2021
  • The film festival strives to bring various films to an otherwise rural part of the world. The festival attracts filmmakers that have a passion for telling a story. This festival is a must to enter.

    October 2021
  • Dustin Morrow

    Because of some work obligations, I wasn't able to attend the festival, but all of their communications were great. They clearly care a great deal about independent film and they really champion their participating filmmakers.

    Thanks for including our film this year, GTFF!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Dustin! We're sad that we weren't able to meet in person, but nonetheless we were grateful to screen "Black Pool" at the festival. Thanks to your incredible editor as well who produced a clean version for us to exhibit. I know that was a lot of extra work that did not go unappreciated. Hopefully we'll get the chance to screen another of your films down the road!

  • Loki Mulholland

    For a first year festival I felt they did a fine job. The attendance wasn't great but that was to be expected since locals and such were probably just trying to figure out if this was legit. Not having a printed program was a definitely an issue. The awards ceremony was pretty good and the closing night performance was great.

    My only real complaint as a filmmaker was there was no time for a Q&A after the film and no one came to introduce the film. That's kind of the reason why you go to a festival. It's the interaction with the filmmakers, etc. But, again, I'd just chalk that up to first year type stuff. I hope they continue and grow the festival.

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Loki. It was great having you with us. Yes, we did have a few hiccups our first year and are well on our way to improve things for next season. We apologize for not being able to accommodate Q&A this year. That is something that we had originally planned to do, but a couple of venues we had planned on using became unavailable in the weeks leading up to the festival even though we had them booked over a year in advance. This meant we needed to push more films into the Paramount which resulted in shorter times for workshops and film screenings. We also did not expect almost 50 films for our first year. It was both exciting and a bit overwhelming! Thank you again for coming!