About Us:


The ”American Golden Picture International Film Festival" is a yearly live screening and a traditional event on front of the audience structured in monthly contests.

In "Notification Date", the festival will release the names of the films that are "officially selected" for that month.

In the "Event date", the winners of the month will be finalized by the judges and will be released by the festival.

The Festival will Awarded and will presented a digital "Gold Certificate" and "Gold Laurel Award" in all categories to the winners of each month.

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

Our judges in each month will select the films, give the best one an award, then for yearly screening the festival will choose the best of the best among all the monthly winners for the physical annual live screening and those will be informed by email.

No entry fee for the annual competition.

The "American Golden Picture International Film Festival" 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 and this is a brilliant opportunity for all filmmakers.

Please refer to rules and regulations below for further information.

Awards:

"The American Golden Picture International Film Festival" will give awards in the following sections and will presented a digital "Gold Certificate" and a "Gold Laurel" in the following sections to the winners for each month:

- Best Feature long film

- Best Fiction short film 

- Best Documentary long film

- Best Documentary short film

- Best Animated long film

- Best Animated short film

- Best Quarantine home-made film

- Best Music Video

- Best Trailer

- Best Poster

And Special Jury Awards:

You can also submit your film separately (any Short, Long, Fiction, Documentary, Animated) for the "Special Jury Award" too.

We will Awarded and will presented a digital "Gold Certificate" and a "Gold Laurel" in the following sections to the winners for each month:

- Best Directing

- Best Screenplay

- Best Cinematography

- Best Composing

- Best Editing

- Best Sound

- Best Lead Actor

- Best lead Actress

- Best Supporting Actor

- Best Supporting Actress

- Best Child Actor (Boy or Girl)


1- Best Quarantine home-made film

- Don’t let the Coronavirus stop your filmmaking.

The world has come to a stop and everyone is staying at home because of the Coronavirus. Don’t let the virus stop you. Let the world unite through our collective creativity by making home-made short films, even in your quarantine at home. You can participate in this competition for the Award in this category. Any subject or genre, fiction or documentary is acceptable whether fun, serious, or thought-provoking. There is no minimum or maximum time for the duration. Use any camera, even mobile phones. This is a great opportunity to showcase your art, talent, and creativity, even with a limited equipment and budget!


2- Long Films over 40 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 under 40 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 Posters

- Promotional film poster can give your film a better chance for great success. A great promotional film Poster is a great marketing tool for any film. The winning film Poster with creator artist name will be published on our website.


7- Film Review for Long length film (Any film over 40 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 (more than 500 words). The reviews will be written for any long length films over 40 minutes.


8- Film Review for Short length film (Any film under 40 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 (more than 400 words). The reviews will be written for any short films less than 40 minutes.


9- Written Public Interview with Cast & Crew on our Website

- "American Golden Picture International Film Festival"

does a special written public interview with you as the Actor, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Screen Writer or any other crew member from around the world. The festival will publish your interview on this website that will include your photo, biography, website and social media links and introduce you internationally to Film lovers and all Filmmakers, Producers, Investors and Distributors.

Each person should submit separately in our FilmFreeWay page, last category.


Rules & Regulations

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

- Films can be submitted only through FilmFreeWay.com. We must receive a downloadable link to your film before releasing the winners of each month to make sure we have the film in case it is the final winner to be screened in our yearly event.


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

- 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.