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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 fourth 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.

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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. 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. Selected films will require hardcopies send to our facility. More details will be updated in the coming months.

Overall Rating
  • Matthew Marshall

    #GLCFF is an awesome festival. Great Communication and a well run film festival. Was a pleasure to have Tuned In be a part of it and be a semi Finalist. Would recommend this festival to other film makers to submit to.

    August 2017
  • Shirelle Thorne

    The festival was great! Very well organized, the staff was professional and the location was perfect.

    August 2017
  • Stephen John Spivey

    Combine professionalism, servant's heart, and tireless energy proclaiming the name of Christ, and you have the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival. Way to go!

    August 2017
  • Christopher LaMark

    This festival is top notch! They communicate in a timely fashion and are extremely hospitable.

    August 2017
  • Tomas Sanchez

    Great staff great people... Thanks for having us..

    September 2016