Film Submission


Submit your film for a chance to be a part of the 2020 year lineup and win cash prizes and awards.


Located on beautiful Galveston Island in Texas, the Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference is an exciting two-day festival that offers diverse up-and-coming filmmakers across the world true platforms to showcase their talent, no matter the age!


The selected filmmakers are invited to spend Oct. 3-4 on the island, an experience like no other film festival in the world. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the island throughout the three days on trolleys, golf carts, and shuttles.


They will be able to create new professional connections with like-minded entertainment professionals at various networking events. All attendees will receive a full itinerary.


The panel discussion will focus on topics regarding the integration of diversity within the entertainment industry, as well as how the entertainment business landscape has changed to provide more opportunity to all.


GIFF-CON will allow the public to explore fresh, innovative and creative content from filmmakers from all over the world. Everyone will experience the diverse culture on the historic Galveston Island, the embodiment of the American vision of unity.


GIFF-CON's importance lies in its ability to address issues of integration, diversity and new technology in the entertainment industry. It will provide 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!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Galveston Island Film Society has developed a contingency plan for the 2020 Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference.


We are postponing the conference and screenings at Moody Gardens 3D Theatre, with a tentative timeframe of spring 2021 (date TBD). In addition, we will present a virtual film festival scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020. We have also extended the regular entry deadline to May 31.


Notification of the selected films for the 2020 Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference and its virtual component will be announced on August 23rd.


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