Submissions

SUBMISSIONS OPEN MAY 1ST

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the Green Bay Film Festival is to provide a rich cultural and educational experience for our community and visitors while promoting Green Bay as a hub for film making and film appreciation.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Join us for the Ninth Annual Green Bay Film Festival.
GBFF festival takes place over several weeks starting mid-January and wrapping up March of 2018. Specially selected films have an opportunity to be played in the festival segment called "Films Around Town" (playing in various venues around town) leading up to a weekend event March 1-3, 2019 at St. Norbert College. 

The 2018 Festival focus on more networking opportunities for filmmakers over the weekend extravaganza was extremely successful and a repeat of that and more will continue in 2019! More events, engagements and seminars all within walking distance of the St. Norbert college venues. We also provide the filmmaker “Green Room” a private setting where your conversation and networking continues throughout the weekend!
GBFF has a multitude of categories! We have specific category types so your film has a better opportunity to get selected. So, if you find your film fits in Animation, Children & Family, Cultural, Thriller/Horror or is a Wisconsin made film, you’ll want to be sure to select that option! GBFF always has a Short film segments, documentaries and features playing during their weekend sessions. Plus, be sure to consider submitting to GBFF's ever popular Saturday Night THRILLER & HORROR segment.

This Year's Categories Are: 
ANIMATION • CHILDREN & FAMILY Shorts• DOCUMENTARIES • FEATURES • SHORTS • THRILLER & HORROR Shorts • WISCONSIN’S OWN

We hope you will attend and help us create an experience that goes beyond "watching a movie"! We connect filmmakers and audiences in a community setting! We include “talkbacks” following the films between our filmmakers and audiences and for those hot topic’s, we bring in specialists from various fields.
We delight in giving our Filmmakers extraordinary welcomes in traditional Midwest fashion. Make your Name and Film headlines to a community thirsty for talent with a thriving knowledgeable film base. 
As one filmmaker said, “Green Bay is the perfect place to host a film festival. The talent is real and everyone’s doors are open.” We couldn’t agree more. 

GENERAL RULES
Competition Rules

Submissions in all categories must be received by the end of the day on September 16, 2017.  Absolutely no late submissions will be considered after this date.  All submissions must be received through Withoutabox, FilmFreeway,or our website.
Information we must have include:
Submitter’s
name (first & last) email where we can contact you, mailing address, phone number you can be reached at,
FILM Information:
Name of Film (in English)
Length of film(h:mm:ss)
Date Completed
Category you are submitting in
Director, Writer & Producer’s name(s)
Country
Language (and if subtitled)
If you have distributor or your film is accessible online (Yes/no)
IF you agree to our terms and conditions
Synopsis

We must receive your entry fee prior to accepting your film for submission.  Please make your payment online or you may send a check to the address below.  Your fee is non-refundable.
Green Bay Film Festival
Attention: Submissions
P.O. Box 28526
Green Bay, WI 54324-8526

Please be sure your Upload works successfully.  We will offer a notification with an opportunity to remedy, but it will affect our screeners.  If we don’t hear from you within a reasonable period of time your film will be disqualified.
Should your contact information change, please log into your account platform in which you submitted and make the changes as soon as possible.  We like to follow up with filmmakers and inform them of their status. We often find that submitters use an email address that they don’t frequently use, thus it is difficult to reach them when we notify acceptances. Please use an email address that we can contact you and receive a response from you quickly.
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.
Films selected for screening at the Festival will be notified no later than November 20, 2017.  We will begin contacting filmmakers starting October 20th to verify eligibility. Should we not hear from you within one week of the notification, your film may be replaced on the schedule.
All attending filmmakers will be provided with two all-access
passes to the 2018 GBFF, good for all screenings from January thru March and includes all seminars, events and parties.

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DATES & DEADLINES:
Opening Date MY 1AR, 108
Early Bird Rates:      $12    MAY 1-30, 2018
Regular Rates:          $15     May 31- July 22, 2018
Late Rates:                $25    july 23-August 11, 2018
Extended Rates:       $35    August 12- August31, 2018
Notificaiotn Date: November 20th, 2018
Event Dates: Jan16 – March 3, 2019

CATEGORIES:
Animation — Children/Family SHORT FILMS— Cultural – Documentary – Features — Shorts –Thriller/Horror SHORTS – Wisconsin’s Own