Our Mission
The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival, a non-profit organization, was established in 1998, to promote and showcase the discovery of motion picture artists through inspirational, educational and thought-provoking stories.

Our Goals
To encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers.
To promote all forms of motion pictures.
To encourage creativity in the development and production of motion pictures.
To acknowledge the artistic struggle of independent filmmakers through awards.

Best Festival Award
Best Feature Award
Best Foreign Film Award
Best Short Award
Best Trailer Award
Best Student Award

Best Feature Screenplay Award
Best Short Screenplay Award
Best Student Screenplay (Feature or short) Award

Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award

ALL instructions MUST be followed below in order to be officially entered into the BEST ACTOR & BEST ACTRESS categories:

1) Go to www.DailyActor.com and select a monologue from the ONE MINUTE MONOLOGUE tab
under the MONOLOGUES tab.
2) Create a Project in your FilmFreeway PROFILE
Steps to create an acting project in your FilmFreeway profile.
One - Project Type: Film/Video
Project Title: Name of your selected monologue
Two - Submitter Info: Name/Email/Address/Phone
Three - Not Needed
Four - Select: OTHER
Five - Not Needed
3) Once you have created your ACTING PROJECT in your profile then go to GULF COAST FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL on FilmFreeway and Enter into the Best Actor or Best Actress Category and Pay the appropriate fee.
4) Once you have created your MONOLOGUE video, submit your video on FilmFreeway or you can upload on Dropbox to info@launch3sixty.com by 11:59pm, Sunday, August 15, 2021. No videos will be accepted after this date.
5) All accepted videos will be uploaded to GCFVF YouTube Channel by August 22, 2021 and ready for viewing and voting at 10am on August 23, 2021.

The viewing and online voting date will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 and close on September 5, 2021. This is when you will SHARE your video link with family and friends. ONLY THE THUMBS UP "LIKES" WILL BE COUNTED not the VIEWS. The highest combined scores from the judges and the YouTube video “LIKES” will determine the BEST ACTOR and BEST ACTRESS OF 2021.

Judges will score 1 (lowest) -10 (highest) in 5 categories:
1)Character Selection
2)Emotional Delivery
3)Physical Business
4)Delivery Flow
5)Dialogue Difficulty Level

(All cash prizes awarded by City of Nassau Bay)

This is a competitive entry festival and only ONE winner per AWARD category will be announced and given an award if they meet the high caliber of movie-making skills that warrant recognition.

The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival welcomes filmmakers. screenwriters and attendees of every age, race, religious preference, nationality, political affiliation, gender and economic standing. We do not, however, welcome or include projects that promote hate, discrimination, violence against humanity or sexism.

1. WHO WILL RECEIVE THE AWARD?

It is the goal of the Gulf Coast film & Video Festival to recognize the accomplishments of those that have merited an Award for their outstanding project. Ordinarily, it is the “DIRECTOR” of the project that will receive an award with his/her name inscribed on the award’s plate in a winning category (unless otherwise noted). If the Director is NOT present at the awards presentation, the award will be given to the teams representative who will accept the award on behalf of the non-present member OR MAILED TO THE OFFICIAL CONTACT LISTED ON THE ENTRY FORM, if no one is present at the awards ceremony. In case there are multiple “DIRECTORS” (two or more directors) for a single project, no name will be inscribed on the award’s plate and the team member(s) present at the awards presentation will receive and accept the award as a group. If NO members of the team are present and/or NO directors are present at the ceremony, the Award WILL BE MAILED TO THE OFFICIAL CONTACT LISTED ON THE ENTRY FORM. ONLY one award per category will be given out.

2. WHAT IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE DIRECTORS AND I WANT MY AWARD?

If your project has multiple directors and no name is inscribed on the award, YOUR team will have to decide who will receive that particular award. However, you may purchase your own award (the exact award given out) inscribed with your name on the Award plate for a fee to cover the cost and postage of the award. For duplicate awards with your name inscribed on the Award plate, request your award by emailing the director of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Hal Wixon, at HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at: 281-333-5804 for inquiries and for rates.

3. CAN I PURCHASE MY OWN AWARD IF I AM NOT THE DIRECTOR?

If your project wins an award from the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival and you are NOT the Director, you are entitled to purchase and receive your own award with your name inscribed on the Award’s plate in recognition of YOUR efforts in completing this award-winning project. You may purchase your own award (the exact award given out) inscribed with your name on the Award plate for a fee to cover the cost and postage of the award. For duplicate awards with your name inscribed on the Award plate, request your award by emailing the director of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Hal Wixon, at HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at: 281-333-5804 for inquiries and for rates.

QUESTIONS?

Should you have ANY questions or concerns regarding ANY of the Rules, Guidelines or forms, please feel free to contact the organizer and founder of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, Hal Wixon at: HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at: 281.333.5804 between 9AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jason Fredregill

    So happy to have been a part of this festival!

    April 2021
  • Frank Rogala

    I am thrilled to have been recognized by festivals all over the globe - but no festival has been better at communication, friendlier, proactive and more personable than this one. How many film festival directors have ever give you a personal call?! I have had three (3)!!! throughout the process of submission, selection, winning as well as followup. I have been amazed and inspired each time. They have made me proud to display their beautiful trophy!

    November 2020
  • Stephane Arteta

    I am thrilled to have been selected into this great event, perfectly managed by a team of dedicated professionals, despite Covid. Congratulation for your wonderful work.

    October 2020
  • HC Hardwick

    Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival (GCFVF) has to be the sentimental favorite for any filmmaker from the Gulf Coast. It takes place in Clear Lake, Texas, near NASA and the marinas, with audiences who love the art and craft of film. For 2020, the organizers creatively improvised a coronavirus-proof online fest, engaging fans through press & social media. We’re really happy our film was included, and we can’t wait to attend again in person, once this epidemic is in the rear view mirror.

    October 2020
  • John Martins III

    My gratitude to Hal Wixon and his team for honoring "Aktion T-4" as a finalist in the 2020 Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Very much appreciated. It was a pleasure speaking to you over the phone, sir. Hopefully, one of these days we can meet face-to-face, and discuss more New York City baseball! And looking forward to seeing your performances in "Arlington Road" and "A Woman of Independent Means." Continued success to your Festival and to you, Mr. Wixon.

    September 2020