2017 Golden Lion Award Submissions

The deadline for the 2017 Golden Lion Awards is Friday, March 17, 2017, at 3:00 pm. To submit your film, you can either upload it through the submission button below or include a video link to youtube, vimeo, schooltube, etc.


Note that by sharing your video links with the Golden Lion Film Festival Committee, you are granting permission for the film festival committee to use the link for evaluation, viewing, and/or promotional purposes.

Obey Copyright Laws

No copyrighted content (music, images, video, etc.) will be accepted without expressed, written consent from the artist/creator. We reserve the right to ask for written confirmation of ownership/permission of any questionable content. We reserve the right to decline any film that does not meet these requirements.

Category Selection

Check out specific film category rules and time limits here before submitting. Please note that to maintain competitiveness, the film festival committee reserves the right to change a film’s category.

Film Festival Attendance

If you submit a video, you MUST attend the Festival. If you have a good reason why you cannot come (i.e. soccer game, doctor’s appointment), you must contact Ann Brinkmann.

Film Content

Your film should not contain profanity or explicit material. All scenes should be PG rated. You should be able to show your film to a younger sibling with no issues. You may not promote any drug or alcohol use. You may not use ANY visual or audio of guns, bombs, or any other violent weapons without the approval of the festival team.