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2024 Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival Online Event


GLASFF Program

Check out the Golden Lion Awards SFF program to learn more about our 2024 filmmakers, categories, accepted films, and sponsors. Then sit back, enjoy, and watch the show. 


Golden Lion Awards

Th Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival is now online. The video will be available on both  our Vimeo page and Website from May 18 to June 1st. Click below to watch the 2024 Golden Lion Awards.

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Past GLASFF Films

Take a trip to the past and check out our previous GLASFF winning films where you will see our filmmakers' progression and journey through the Academy of Cinematic Arts.

"I don't really have accessible film programs at my school, so I turned to the ACA and they're there to point me in the right direction. They've always been there to push me further in my filmmaking skills, and for that I'm very grateful."

— Hayden Melvin

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A Cincinnati based film festival for all middle school & high school student filmmakers across the midwest and surrounding area (500 miles from Cincinnati) to compete and showcase their work. The festival offers over 14 categories from best picture to music videos. Submissions for 2024 are now open! Submit your film today!

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From after school programs to summer camps, ACA has it all.  The goal is to provide a positive space, by helping influence filmmakers to create life-giving films. It’s a great place for students of all ages to strengthen a hobby or build skills as a future media maker.


Golden Online Auction

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Each spring we host a night to celebrate grade school, middle school, and high students’ achievements in the cinematic arts. This year, it will be an entire two weeks of student work, interviews, and an online auction to enable the next generation of filmmakers to make their mark!

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A 72-hour filmmaking competition exclusively for teenagers! The competition enables teens to showcase their filmmaking talents, empowering them to collaborate in small groups and combine talents to produce a film in three days. All creativity, production, and post-production take place during the 72 hours, including scriptwriting, film shooting, editing, and sound design.

"My experience with the ACA has been Incredible. I was able to
learn so much about filmmaking in such a short period of time! It was
a great foundation in setting myself up for the industry!"

— Amar Bedi


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