Based in Cincinnati, the film festival opened to students in the 12 Midwest states (Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) as well as areas within 500 miles of Cincinnati including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
The Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival. This year’s festival is a Free, Live Event. During the presentation, we will recognize the Top 6 Films in each category.
At the close of the live event, all winning films will be available to view on our website. The top three films in each category will receive awards. Awards will be shipped to the mailing address listed on the submission form.
Thank you for participating in the 2022 Golden Lion Awards Student Film Festival. We hope to be back “in person” next summer for the 2023 GLASFF! Submissions will open in September!