Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We're a monthly and annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers’ works for distributors.

The GFFA is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media.

What's the difference between submitting your project to GFFA and other film festivals?
GFFA is not the typical film festival that promotes only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. To date, our press crew around the world includes press in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil.

We understand the difficulties independent producers face to have a fully analyzed project. Our judging team is looking for potential films and filmmakers for scheduled meetings with executives from the film and television industry. GFFA is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide audience.

Every month, our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can submit to as many categories as fits the film to increase the chances of winning. We also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious Golden Star trophy, and monthly winners may contact our team to order their trophy and pay the production and shipping costs.

The GFFA Public Event will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. The Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting eight exclusive artists on our team. The GFFA family is made up of diverse professionals who are looking for unique and creative films from around the world.

Good luck!

****Competition Awards (MONTHLY - Short and Feature Films):

Best Global Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Romantic Comedy
Best Thriller
Best Horror
Best Crime Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Film Noir
Best Sci-Fi
Best Western
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Micro Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Indie Film (budget of up to $7000)
Best Web Series
Best Series Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Commercial/Branded Video
Best Screenplay
Best Original Content
Best Student Film (Short and Feature)


Best Director
Best Indie Filmmaker (budget of up to $7000)
Best First Time Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor (12-18 years of age)
Best Young Actress (12-18 years of age)
Best Child Actor
Best Child Actress
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Original Score
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Visual Effects
Best Young Filmmaker
Best Makeup

****AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS. (Trailers and Online Screenings).

Live Screenings (Contact from GFFA Team)

Our Partners Prizes: Annual Event - InkTip Package to promote scripts to a large network of producers and reps. Companies who are InkTip members include ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

Our jury team will select potential projects to meetings with international distributors for possible promotional events. #GlobalFilmFestivalAwards

Let's celebrate films! We can provide a better future for all nations together.

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Cheers! GFFA Team.

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Overall Rating
  • Was blessed and honored to be part of this film festival . My producer was able to make it and said it was great organized, and 100 percent worth being apart of it. Can wait to submit to newer projects for the coming future. Many blessings 😇🙏

    September 2019
  • I love this festival! Such an unforgettable experience! Communication was outstanding: fast, polite, friendly and thoughtful. I won Best Inspirational Short Film " Sam's Firecracker" in 2018. I highly recommend participating in this great festival.

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Aelita! You are always welcome! Love your projects =)

  • Aric Iverson

    I love this festival! Such an awesome experience. Great films and top notch networking. It's truly an honor to have been selected and awarded by Global Film Festival Awards.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Hi Aric, thank you! See you soon.

  • It was great to be apart of the festival and my film "Living Idle"
    to be selected as a award winner , Thanks for the honor and encouraging Indian shorts along.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ramana, we love Indian projects. Can't wait to see your future film!

  • Salvatore Bono

    Won Best Feature Screenplay - DEC 2018 for “Executed and Risen.” This festival is a great opportunity to elevate your exposure in addition to the honor of winning an award for your work. Much upside here for entrants, especially if a meeting comes out of it. Thank you, GFFA for your faith and support in my writing! I highly recommend participating in this festival. Congrats to all my peers as well!

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Salvatore, you definitely deserve it! Looking forward to have “Executed and Risen” filmed to be participating again. Let's keep in touch.