The Golden Skull will be held Monthly.

The Golden Skull is based in Glasgow, Scotland and is a film festival without a cinema,
Affectionately known as the Cinema City, Glasgow was home to more cinemas per person than anywhere else in the UK back in the 1930s. We took films very seriously, We still do thats why Glasgow has a cinema in the guiness book of world records as the tallest cinema in the world (203 feet).

The Golden Skull wants a range of films and all genres-fiction, documentary, animation, artists film and video, silent film, archive film etc. You film it, we show it.
We're looking for WEIRD, WILD, RIDICULOUS and OUTRAGEOUS short films.
We love Low Budget and No Budget short films. But we also love polished films, We want a mix of everything.

As an international event, we welcome submissions from all corners of the world.

The Golden Skull was started by filmmakers who realized many festivals were only programming films with big budgets and big name stars attached, So we started our own competition, for new and undiscovered indie filmmakers with low budget short films.

This is our second year, so we dont have big theatres supporting us,
It is just us and we need YOU to help us support YOU!.
Together we can put on another amazing competition in 2019!!

BEST OF THE FESTIVAL – The amazing Golden Skull Trophy
3 Honourable Mentions

BEST FEATURE FILM - The Golden Skull Trophy

Submissions can be made via FilmFreeway and films will be judged by our judges.

Your film must have below 30 minutes

Must be completed in or after 2013

English subtitles for non English films

Any genre & format
Any category (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental, web, music video)

No more than 2 films per director


By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be uploaded/embed on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Golden Skull Film Festival to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form. Also, the entry fee is not refundable for films that did not get selected.


By entering your film for consideration for the GSFA, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work online at the Golden Skull.Golden Skull is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the HW International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Golden Skull. DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.