American Golden Picture

International Film Festival


About Us


The ”American Golden Picture International Film Festival" is a yearly event structured in monthly contests.

The physical live screening of the "American Golden Picture IFF" happens just once every year with an award ceremony in front of the audience.

Actually our judges in each month will select the films, give the best one an award, then for yearly screening they will choose the best of the best among all the monthly winners for the physical annual live screening.

No entry fee for the annual competition or screening.

Due to our special programming system, there is a chance for the filmmakers to win in one of the monthly competitions and then automatically participate in the yearly competition to win and receive the annual award.

The "American Golden Picture IFF" aims to help independent filmmakers gain the credibility and publicity they truly deserve.

Your movie will compete with other independent films with world-class talents.

We accept films from all countries over the world.

Please refer to rules and regulations below for further information.

Awards & Prizes

"The American Golden Picture International Film Festival" Awards in the following sections: 

- Best Feature long film 

- Best Fiction medium length film

- Best Fiction short film 

- Best Documentary long film 

- Best Documentary medium length film

- Best Documentary short film

- Best Animated long film

- Best Animated medium length film

- Best Animated short film

- Best Music Video

- Best Trailer 

And Special Jury Award

You can also submit your film separately (any Short, Long, Fiction, Documentary, Animated) for the "Special Jury Award" in each category below :

- Best Directing

- Best Screenplay

- Best Cinematography

- Best Composing

- Best Editing

- Best Lead Actor

- Best lead Actress

- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Supporting Actress

- Best Sound


1- Long Films over 60 up to 120 minutes

This will be In 3 categories: "Fiction", "Documentary" and "Animated". In each category, there will be 1 winner each month. Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.


2- Medium Length Films 30 up to 60 minutes

This will be In 3 categories: "Fiction", "Documentary" and "Animated. In each category, there will be 1 winner each month. Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.


3- Short Films 3 up to 30 minutes

This will be In 3 categories: "Fiction", "Documentary" and "Animated". In each category, there will be 1 winner each month. Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.


4- Music Video

There will be 1 winner each month. Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.


5- Trailer

There will be 1 winner each month. Among those monthly winners, the annual winner will be selected by the jury members to be screened and to receive an annual award.


6- Film Review for Long length film (Any film 60 up to 120 minutes)

-A written Critique Review- For filmmakers who wish to receive a review of their long length film, the qualifying jury writes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (Between 200 and 250 words). The reviews will be written for any long length films over 60 minutes.


7- Film Review for Short length film (Any film under 60 minutes)

-A written Critique Review- For filmmakers who wish receive a review of their short film, the qualifying jury makes a review on your film that will be obtained at the end of each month (Between 100 and 150 words). The reviews will be written for any short films less than 60 minutes.


Rules & Regulations

- All films and projects submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. On the other hand, Filmmakers and screenwriters retain full rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the American Golden Picture International Film Festival.

- The film festival will have the right to use footage, trailer, posters, stills, synopsis, and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purpose only through FIlmFreeWay or on the Festival's website and the social media.

- The festival reserves the right to change any information (including festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.

- Submission fee is non-refundable. 

- There is no limitation for the year of production. 

- There is no premiere requirement. 

- If we do not receive enough entries for your category, we’ll postpone that until next month and you will be informed.

- If you are not a winner, you can submit your film again for the following months.

- Films can be submitted only through FilmFreeWay.com. We don’t download data or accept Dropbox submission or other links such as Vimeo or YouTube.


- All films must be in English or with English subtitle. Non-English language films without subtitle will not be considered. 

- We do not provide fee waivers. Please do not ask. 

- The selection committees and juries decision is final. 

- You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film or screenplay to the American Golden Picture International Film Festival.