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Christian Filmmakers are on the rise, and as technology advances and is more accessible to more and more people, new outlets are necessary to meet the demand of new Christian Films.

This will be our fifth festival in Buffalo, NY, the gateway to the Great Lakes. Buffalo has a rich history, and many stories to tell. It is in the stage of rebuilding its downtown and renovating historic landmarks. What a great place to begin your journey with your latest project.

We are giving several awards and cash prizes for winners and nominees. Prize amounts will depend on participation. $500 will be awarded to the top film of the festival. Trophies will be given to the top categories. Vouchers and discounts will also be redeemable for future entries and attendances for all nominees.

The biggest thing is this is a CHRISTIAN Film Festival. What does that mean? For starters, this is a festival for Christian Filmmakers or anyone looking to submit a Christian-themed film. The target audience is for the whole family. Some projects, such as Passion of the Christ, might be graphic or unsuitable for children under 14 years old. We suggest you please give us warning as to the content of the film so we can categorize it differently than a general audience rating. Adult situations like Nudity and Strong Language is NOT allowed for screening the film at the festival, though there may be nominations and awards given for a project. The idea is to provide indie Christian Filmmakers an outlet and possible success full-time, as well as, opportunities for veteran movie industry folks to network, mentor, and inspire the next generation film stars and moguls.

Submissions will be accepted via digital formats and prefer all entrees on Vimeo if possible. YouTube should be the last option for submitting, but will not disqualify.

Overall Rating
  • Brigitte James

    Our entire experience at the GLCFF was amazing. We were able to screen and get instant feedback. The folks at GLCFF were exceptionally helpful in terms of connecting us with other directors and the workshops were informative. The weekend has given us new perspective and motivated us to continue to showcase and improve on our existing product.

    September 2018
  • Gary Centrone

    Great film festival and excited to receive 6 nominations. Huge thanks to Shawn Patrick Greene and volunteers for giving us this festival. Fourth one in a row with this one being the most competitive, and it was good to see such varied results which shows a lot of attention to detail in the judging process.

    Neither myself or cast/crew won anything, but we came close! And we are grateful for our film to be shown and its nominations. It takes a lot effort to organize a festival, great job Shawn, thank you!

    P.S. Would love to see the festival on IMDB so I can add nominations to my title, cast and crew!

    August 2018
  • Ken Jenkins

    Great line up of Shorts, Documentaries and Features. Superbly coordinated by Festival Director Shawn Greene and his staff. My honor to be part of this festival that is only going to get bigger and better!

    August 2018
  • Although we were unable to attend, the festival director was very responsive to questions and supportive of the films and filmmakers.

    August 2018
  • This was an awesome festival! Major networking opportunities and the communication was wonderful! I will definitely be applying again.

    August 2018