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28-May-2015 5:13pm PDT  


Green Bay Film Festival

6 Annual: January 21, 2016 to April 30, 2016



Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
July 31, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 12.00 *

October 16, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *

October 26, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00

November 2, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 20.00

Approximately 15-Jan-2015

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 45 minutes

Projects completed after 01-Mar-2013

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

  Secure Online Screener
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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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

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
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
A Certificate or Plaque will be awarded.

Best Screen Play
A plaque will be awarded. This is a juried award.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
A plaque will be awarded. This is a juried award.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Cinematography
A plaque will be awarded. This is a juried award.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules
Short Category Rules:
Short films can be any type but must be under 45 minutes.

We are including question and answer periods after the showings 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 are able to attend the event.

Films selected for screening at the Festival will be notified no later than January 15, 2015. All attending filmmakers will be provided with two all-access pass to the 2015 GBFF, good from March 6-8, 2015, as well as a Gala Evening Pass. Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 8.

Competition Rules
Submissions in all categories must be received by the end of the day on November 2, 2014. Absolutely no late submissions will be considered after this date. All submissions must be received through Withoutabox, Submittable and FilmFreeway.

The GBFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted. All films submitted must have a completion date after March 1, 2013. Preferred format for screening copies is online link – preferably Vimeo or YouTube uploaded to one of the 3 submission platforms. You may send a DVD. We accept NTSC Region 0 or 1 format only.

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.

DVD's may be mailed for screening. Be sure you label your DVD with the submission number and title of your film. You must also include your name & contact information. Please play your DVD's prior to sending to insure they play.

Please be sure your DVD or Upload works successfully. We will offer a notification with an opportunity to remedy, but it will probably have an impact our screeners. Other wise they will be disqualified.

Should your contact information change, please log into your account platform (Withoutabox, Submittable, or FilmFreeway) and make the changes as soon as possible. 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, or put each film on a separate DVD.

Submissions: DVD, Vimeo, YouTube, and Withoutabox’s high-quality digital online submission platform. Please review options on WAB, Film Freeway & Submittable.
Please review Submission tips at
Exhibition Copies to show at Festival:
Full Length Features and Shorts over 20 minutes: DVD with a 16x9 ratio. We may be taking electronic versions, so watch for your acceptance letter for further information.
Shorts (under 20 minutes): should be submitted as an electronic file in mp4, mov, or m4v. Please include a back up DVD.
Trailers: If any of the film makers are submitting trailers (which is encouraged), it is preferred that the trailers be submitted as an electronic file in either mp4, mov, m4v format.