The Golden Lion Awards HSFF is a film festival exclusively for high school and middle school students living in the Midwest states and areas within 500 miles of Cincinnati. Submissions are currently open for the 2021 film festival.

Film Premiere & Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, join us for the Golden Lion Awards’ Film Premiere and Awards Ceremony, where we will screen the top three films in each category, and recognize Category Winners and Finalists at Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall. Throughout the evening, enjoy musical performances by Cincinnati’s School for Creative & Performing Arts student hosts.

At the end of the Awards Ceremony, we will announce the top four films of the festival:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Most Inspirational