SUBMISSION FEES

Early Bird Deadline

May 30, 2021

Standard Fee: $40

Regular Deadline

July 31, 2021

Standard Fee: $50

Late Deadline

August 20, 2021

Standard Fee: $60

Featured Film

Early Bird Deadline

May 30, 2021

Standard Fee: $25

Regular Deadline

July 31, 2021

Standard Fee: $35

Late Deadline

August 20, 2021

Standard Fee: $55

Short Film

Documentary Film

Early Bird Deadline

May 30, 2021

Standard Fee: $30

Regular Deadline

July 31, 2021

Standard Fee: $40

Late Deadline

August 20, 2021

Standard Fee: $60

Notification Date

August 20, 2021

Eligibility:

1. Entries must be completed in 2017 through 2021

 

2. Featured Films must be 26 minutes minimum - 90 minutes maximum

 

3. Short Films must be between 3 minutes minimum - 25 minutes

    maximum

 

4. Documentary Films must be between 3 minutes minimum - 60 minutes

    maximum

 

5. Must be 18 years and/or older

 

6. Genres Accepted – Drama, Action, Comedy, Fantasy/ Sci-Fi,

    Inspirational, and Musical/ Dance

 

7. Films that use any other language other than English must have

    subtitles.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Rules & Terms:

GIFF-CON – Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference

TERMS OF USE 

• Failure to comply with Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility

   may be cause for disqualification and result in having your film pulled from screening.

 

• By submitting or entering your work to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference  (GIFF-CON) you are admitting that you

   have read, understood and agreed to follow our Rules and Regulations for festival submissions and to abide by our Terms and

   Conditions of service and our general festival Rules and Regulations.

• By submitting or entering your work to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference  (GIFF-CON), entrants release the Board

   of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any

   kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or participation in any

   competition related activity.

 

• By submitting to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) you are granting Galveston Island Film Festival and

   Conference (GIFF-CON) the rights to use screen grabs, press materials, and stills from your movie on our advertisements,

   press materials, festival programs and website for a minimum 12 months preceding and following the festival year you are

   submitted to.

 

• By submitting to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) Featured, Short Film and Documentary Category

   you are admitting that you are 18 years of age or older.

• By submitting to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) you are granting the right for Galveston Island Film

   Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) to screen your film publicly one to Twelve times in the next twelve months world-wide.

 

• By entering or submitting to Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) you acknowledge that you are not

   entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind if your film is unable to screen due to technical or operational difficulties

   or if your film needs to be rescheduled or delayed for any reason or do not get chosen for the festival.

 

• Every Film with Non–English dialogue that is submitted MUST provide their film WITH ENGLISH Subtitles, no matter what

   language the dialogue is films without English Subtitles will be dis-qualified from the submission process.

 

• Every Film with Non–English dialogue that gets officially selected MUST provide a copy of their film WITH ENGLISH Subtitles, no

   matter what language the dialogue is films without English Subtitles will be dis-qualified and pulled from the festival.

• Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films.

 

• In the case that your film gets selected for the official program in 2021, a final screening copy of the film in the form of a Mp4

   through Dropbox, or FilmFreeway should be submitted by deadline due date. We will not accept any film from any other

   services. Sending your film through any other delivery service will result in your film being disqualify and pulled from the

   festival schedule. 

• Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) will notify all selected films through FilmFreeway only. It is up to the

   filmmaker to follow-up if we received their film and materials that are required.


• THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT TRANSLATE OR EDIT SUBTITLES ONTO THE FILM FOR SCREENING PURPOSES.
   We do NOT accept separated files of movies and subtitles it has to be provided in ONE file.

 

• If your Film is officially selected for the festival you MUST provide a digital high-resolution file with ENGLISH subtitles if

   language is other than English - ALREADY ATTACHED AND SYNCHED UP TO THE FINAL SCREENING COPY. THE FESTIVAL DOES

   NOT TRANSLATE OR EDIT SUBTITLES ONTO THE FILM FOR SCREENING PURPOSES. We do NOT accept separated files of movies

   and subtitles, it has to be provided in ONE file.

• If Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) does not receive a MP4 copy of your film (if selected) your film will

   automatically be disqualified from the program/competition.

 

• Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) does not pay any screening fees. We also do not arrange and/or pay

   for any travel expenses and we do not set-up promotional gear. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.