Midwest High School Film Festival

The Golden Lion Awards High School Film Festival is based in Cincinnati and open to high school and middle school students in the Midwest states (Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) and locations within 500 miles of Cincinnati.


Submissions Are Now Closed!

Submissions Are Now Closed!

2019 Festival

The 2019 Golden Lion Awards takes place April 27-28 in Cincinnati and includes screenings, college workshops, and an awards ceremony.

Festival Schedule


Film Categories

The festival offers 14 film categories for students. New this year is the TRAILER category, open to sports, theatre, movie trailers and more.

Film Categories

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