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. 

Film Premiere & Awards Ceremony

On Friday, June 25, 2021, join us for unlimited online film screenings throughout the weekend. Then on Saturday, June 26, join us for the Virtual Golden Lion Awards’ Film Premiere and Awards Ceremony, where we will screen the top three films in each category, and recognize Category Winners, Finalists, and the four Top Award Winners. 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