8th Annual

Green Bay Film Festival

January 16, 2019 to March 05, 2019



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 12.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 11, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
September 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
October 2, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately November 20, 2016

A runtime of any length is permitted

Projects completed after January 1, 2015

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
A "Special Jury Award for Best Short, Documentary & Feature" Award Plaque. This award is shared with other categories. This is dependent on the type and length of film you submit in this category.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
An "Audience Choice for Best Short, Documentary & Feature" Award Plaque. This award is shared with other categories. This is dependent on the type and length of film you submit in this category.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

"In Focus" is a new category created to expand our community awareness. Films that focus on issues/awareness for women, LGBT, Sports or are Avant-Garde are encouraged to submit in this category. You do not need to match all of these niches, but at least one. The film may be any length.

We are including Question and Answer sessions following the films as well as opportunities for our viewers and sponsors to interact with filmmakers. We will be looking for films that can also provide a representative at the festival. This can be the writer, director, or cast member of the production. Please indicate whether you can attend the event.

Films selected for screening at the Festival will be notified no later than November 20, 2016. All attending filmmakers will be provided with two all-access passes to the 2017 GBFF, good from March 2-5, 2017 which includes all special events and seminars. Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

If your film is selected for "Festival Around Town" aspect of the Festival, it will also be screened during the GBFF Festival weekend and will have the additional press and event marketing opportunities. You will be notified of the dates and are encouraged to attend any screenings.

Competition Rules
Submissions in all categories must be received by the end of the day on October 2, 2016. Absolutely no late submissions will be considered after this date.

The GBFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted. All films submitted must have a completion date after January 1, 2015. Preferred format for screening copies is an online link – preferably Vimeo or YouTube uploaded to Withoutabox.

We must receive your entry fee prior to accepting your film for submission. Please make your payment online. You may send a check to the address below. Your fee is non-refundable.

Please be sure your Upload works successfully. We will offer a notification with an opportunity to remedy, but it will effect our screeners. Otherwise they will be disqualified.

Should your contact information change, please log into your account and make the changes promptly. We like to follow up with filmmakers and inform them of their status.

You may submit as many films as you like. Each film can only be submitted into one category. We do not offer reduced rates for multiple submissions. Please upload each film separately.

Submissions: Vimeo, YouTube, and Withoutabox’s high-quality digital online submission platform. You can provide an online link & password on WAB in your cover letter. Our jury screens online films only. Please make sure your uploaded file works correctly. If you have any problems with WAB secure online screener, please contact WAB; the festival cannot help you with this.

Exhibition Copies to show at Festival:
All films will be shown as an electronic file in mp4 or mov.

Trailers: If you are selected we encourage you to send your trailer. (Please, no longer than 2.5 minutes.) Trailers should be submitted as an electronic file in either mp4 or mov format.