***UPDATE***
Due to the situation regarding COVID-19, our current season has been postponed until May 2021 when we will hopefully be able to celebrate filmmaking the way we and our supporters would like to. We will be extending our film submission deadlines to April 2021 and keeping the films that have been submitted so far to be exhibited next year.

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/tickets
*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
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Networking
  • 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!

  • Karissa Akin

    Well done festival, we were exited to be involved!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Karissa. We loved having "A Grand Journey" as part of our lineup this year. Great story. Great cinematography. Great film!

  • Elizabeth Findley

    Overall I thought the festival was really well put together and the teachers were super great and the award ceremony was a lot of fun. All the organizers responded right away and it was easy to find everything. I wish the classes would have been a bit more separated so we had the option to go to all of them. That was the one thing I was really looking forward too and they were all at the same time. They also kept saying we would get a swag bag for filmakers and I knew we were supposed to because my friend was bring some of the stuff for them, and I didn't get one until I asked for it at the very in and the stuff in it was just loose and handed to me. That was my only complaint though. Otherwise I had a great time.

    Also they kept saying the filmakers could meet the musician after or before the concert, but they also let everyone else meet him and it was impossible to talk to him at all. People kept cutting in front of me and all I really wanted was a photo with him.

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Elizabeth it was great meeting you at the festival. Thank you so much for coming and for sharing your feedback. As you can imagine, we had a lot of hiccups our first time and some things we had carefully planned for fell through at the last minute due to so much going on, venue changes, the need to accommodate other groups, etc. So we realize that some things were not exactly ideal or did not happen the way anyone expected. Also, I apologize about your experience meeting William Joseph prior to the show. We had planned to do the concert at a different venue where we had a room set aside for a meet and greet. However, the new venue did not have a suitable location for a pre-show visit. We tried to accommodate everything the best way we could. We're glad you still had a great time and we hope that you come back to visit us next year!