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

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.

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  • We were very happy that our film Trace was accepted at Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival. Even though it was virtual, it was done very well and still had that festival feel. Thank you Gulf Coast.

    October 2021
  • Tim McCarthy

    You won’t find many festivals that will call you personally to tell you you’ve been accepted into the festival and then again to tell you you’ve won. Gulf Coast wins the award for best personal touch. The cast and crew of “The Cause of Death” thanks you!

    October 2021
  • Charley Vance

    They were great. I was primed to go then that Beast Ida changed everyone's plans. First time I have received a phone call to tell me my screenplay made the finals. A nice extra, appreciated touch.

    October 2021
  • Hal Wixon does a great job of running this festival. Amazing communication. We received a phone call regarding our entry. Cannot wait to join them next year. A wonderful experience with them.

    October 2021
  • ADA Digital Media

    It is such a humbling feeling to know that our Documentary was awarded Best Feature! The hospitality and availability of the event staff was amazing. I can’t wait to meet everyone in person because we are definitely submitting again with a new film next year. Over all experience with this festival, 100%..

    October 2021