Film Submission


Submit your film for a chance to be a part of the line-up of the 2021 Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference and win cash prizes and awards.

Located on beautiful Galveston Island in Texas, GIFF-CON is an exciting festival that spotlights diverse, up-and-coming filmmakers across the world.

Filmmakers are invited to spend November 6th on the island for an experience like none other film festival in the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to create new professional connections with like-minded entertainment professionals from around the world.

The films shown at GIFF-CON explore fresh, innovative and creative topics, creating an opportunity for the film projects to gain national and international exposure on the Moody Gardens 3D Imax Screen. 

GIFF-CON’s importance lies in its ability to address issues of integration, diversity and new technology in the entertainment industry. The film festival is a platform for aspiring creators who are not yet in the mainstream but use their unique voices to express their artistic point-of-views.

Coronavirus Update!

Dear Filmmakers,


Due to Recent pandemic 2020 GIFF-CON was cancelled and converted into virtual event. Now since President Biden has taken office and people are getting vaccinated, there is light at the end of this crisis. 

We are planning a live screening for both 2020 & 2021 selected films to be viewed at Moody Garden’s IMAX Theater in Galveston, Texas.



This year will be a 1-day event on November 6, 2021.

Event detail will follow at a later date.


Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

I can’t wait to meet you all in person hopefully at the festival.


Sincerely yours,

Sherrill D. Hilton

Director – Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference