2017 Submissions Under Review

The deadlines for the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival have past and the reviewing process is underway. This year we have over 100 films to watch and determine which ones are best suited for our festival. The filmmakers or producers will be notified July 2, 2017 if their film is selected for this year’s film festival. Everyone can Pre-Register Early: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZX3PDCM

You would think after two years of watching every film it would get easier to select the best of the best. Each year, there have been amazing films which made it extremely difficult to make the selections, nominees and winners. This year is no exception. Reviewing has been in effect since April and we have some potential winners already.

 

One of the things that is disappointing is when we get high quality, professional projects that could very easily win many top awards, such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, etc. The problem we’ve had was the content was too adult, and not family friendly, and/or did not meet the criteria as a Christian theme, or faith-based presentation.

We strive to make this event clean, honest, and G rated. Some movies, such as The Passion of the Christ, are difficult to tel in and honest way and avoid the brutal depiction of our Savior’s crucifixion. Overall we want to promote quality as well as content rich faith-based films.

Thank you all for understanding our mission at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, and keep on filming. The world is watching.

Pre-Register Early: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZX3PDCM

Schedule to be published Tue July 12th #GLCFF2016 #GLCFF

The difficult task to schedule all the official selections is almost complete

scheduleAfter considering the availability of the filmmakers and guests, we are setting a schedule for when the films will be screened at our festival. We will begin on Aug 18, 2016 at 3 pm after our registration period and first workshop. We will screen the film Hoovey on Sunday Aug 21 at 6 pm night for our family movie night. Details to be release Tuesday July 12th around 5 pm [EST].

Go to the site at www.glcff.com 

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Screenwriting Workshop Mon Aug 17th #GLCFF

ATTENTION ALL ASPIRING SCREENWRITERS!

The industry is changing! The internet is the new norm for entertainment and the world needs content! Your content!

If you have ever wanted to write for the large or small screen, you need to start here! John Szablewski, the local screenwriter and filmmaker in Buffalo, will be holding a screenwriting workshop August 17, 2015. The class will be held from 1PM to 2pm. The workshop will discuss ways to write screenplays and television pilots.

Starting with Loglines and creating characters, to forming a treatment and then going to writing the script itself. What software should you use, how can your script look professional and set yourself a part from the rest, and why screenwriting competitions are pretty good investments for new writers.

The workshop is included with the FULL ACCESS pass to the Festival. A donation of $5 is requested for all others at the door.

Purchase FULL ACCESS Tickets online until Aug 15th HERE!!