Our Mission
The Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival, a non-profit organization, was established in 1999, 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 Comedy
Best Romance
Best Horror
Best Music Video
Best Feature
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Short Screenplay
Best Documentary
Best of Festival

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.