FILM CATEGORIES

Make sure to read the guidelines for each category BEFORE submitting

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Documentary

Shorts & Features

Any nonfiction film with a running time under the maximum 120 minutes. If your documentary contains re-enactments or other fictionalized depictions of actual events, you may submit it to this category, but we will ultimately decide which of our Festival programs is best suited for your project, if accepted.

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Experimental

Anything Goes

A refuge for art house, avant-garde, experimental, exploratory, and silent cinematic creations

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Short Film

Drama, Comedy, Horror, Action, & Suspense

GNV Film Festival features short films of 30-minutes or less, and nurtures a growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making by providing a venue to build community around the arts.

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Animation

Animated video submissions any length under 90 mins.

We will be judging different areas within animation including charater creation, realism, experimental, music video, documentary, short, and feature films.

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Immersive

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

All submissions within this category need to be Virtual Reality submissions or Augmented Reality submissions.  For additional details on hot to submit and what is needed, please see Film Submission FAQs as well as the FilmFreeway submission page. 

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Student

Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Immersive, and Short films.

GNVFF invites submissions from Students in Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Immersive, and Short Films that following the time limit guidelines of their respective section. For example a student submission short film must meet the required 30 min max runtime for that category. On the flip side, a student documentary has a maximum runtime of 120 mins. 

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TV Pilots

Comedy, Drama, Horror, Action, & Suspense

GNVFF invites submissions of TV Pilots no longer than the maximum of 40 mins. Please email gnvfilmfest@gmail.com if you have further questions. 

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Music Video

Music Video Submissions

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