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A film festival unlike any other, The Grapevine Film Festival is dedicated to bringing filmmakers and their films to North Texas as a celebration of artistic spirit. GVFF welcomes both feature length and short films in their recommended forms.

Now in it's fourth year, GVFF is a premiere forum for international and independent cinema in the area, GVFF is focused on artistic excellence, and serves as a creative center for film networking. Our festival remains devoted to the advancement of filmmakers telling amazing stories with limited budgets. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming!

Best of Show
Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Texas Film
Best Student Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Feature Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography

1. Submissions of feature length films are recommended 90-120 minutes in length. Short films recommended under 12 minutes in length. Documentaries can be submitted at any length under 120 minutes.

2. International films are welcome but must be either in english or english subtitles.

3. By submitting a film to GVFF, you grant permission to screen your film if officially selected into this year's line up.

4. By submitting your film to GVFF, you allow and agree to excerpts of your film to be placed on all marketing and promotional outlets for the festival.

5. You may submit multiple entries, each entry requires its own fee.

6. All films must be submitted via FilmFreeway, as an online screener (Vimeo, Youtube, Dropbox, etc.) please also include password protected link. For screening purposes you will be asked to send either a DCP of your film or a specific file format decided upon at a later time.

7. Selected works may be exhibited via blue ray disk. These shall be provided to the festival prior to showing.

8. As per GVFF policy, all entry fees are non-refundable.

9. Filmmaker must have clearances for film ownership prior to screening at the festival.

10. After notification of selection, films shall be considered for awards. Acceptance into the festival does NOT guarantee the YOU, your actors, crew or anyone else shall be offered award, payment or transportation or any type off lodging.

11. Filmmakers up for festival awards are encouraged to attend the award ceremony. Awards WILL NOT be mailed.

12. We DO NOT issue waivers for a reason, please don't ask. Any email regarding this will not be opened.

Overall Rating
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival, thank you for everything!

    October 2019
  • Elizabeth Tabish

    Grapevine Film Festival screened our short film Mother's Day this year and we were truly honored by the experience. The theater was beautiful and historic, the red carpet interviews were great and the networking events were really fun!

    October 2019
  • Jason Vaile

    Really enjoyed this festival. Picture and sound quality in the Palace theater was fantastic. Everyone is nice and focused on bringing filmmakers together. Great fest!

    October 2019
  • Jason Ancona

    Attended the Grapevine Film Festival this year. Very well run. Met a lot of cool filmmakers there. I would definitely go again.

    October 2019
  • Kent Lamm

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend, but noticed great communication throughout the festival and from everything I saw, it seems like it was a blast. It was a big honor to receive the Best in Show award this year, and I'll be sure to submit again (and attend) in the future!

    October 2019