2023 Submissions

Entries for the 2023 Golden Lion Awards will be accepted from October 5, 2022 to June 16, 2023, Eastern Time. Entries received outside of the specified time frame will not be eligible for competition. All films MUST INCLUDE END CREDITS to be considered for the competition. Please make sure that you have read the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting your film.

  • June 2    – Submission Deadline (FREE)
  • June 9   – Late Submission Deadline ($25)
  • June 16   – Final Submission Deadline ($50)


Rules and Regulations

Make sure that you have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations prior to submitting your film.

Category Selection

Check out specific film category rules and time limits before submitting. Please note that to maintain competitiveness, the film festival committee reserves the right to change a film’s category.

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Film Content

Films should be family friendly. Films should NOT contain explicit language, violence, and/or sexual situations. Films should NOT promote any type of drug or alcohol use. Refer to the Rules and Regulations for a complete listing of regulations.