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Golden Gate International Film Festival (GGIFF), powered by Net Effect Media Inc. is dedicated to the many talented film makers world-wide, who now have an excellent opportunity to showcase their creativity in North America and around the world. GGIFF encourages films from every innovative film maker anywhere in the world.

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Net Effect Media (NEM), the company behind GGIFF, was founded in 2000. The team has distributed and marketed over 250 films in Theaters, Home Video, TV, PPV, VOD and through Apps. In addition to relationships with streaming companies NEM now offers PPV on its own platform. The festival is committed to providing opportunities to all content creators from around the world and to introduce their work to the broadest possible audience.
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Event Information


Event Dates

November 06 - 08, 2020

Event Type

Film Festival with Live Screenings
Awards Night / After Party

Years Running

5th Year

Contest Categories


Contest Information


Dates & Deadlines

Nov 1, 2019 – Feb 6, 2020:
Opening Date for Early Bird submissions
Feb 7, 2020 – May 6, 2020:
Regular submissions Deadline
May 7, 2020 – Jul 6, 2020:
Late submission Deadline
Jul 7, 2020 – Aug 6, 2020:
Extended Deadline
Aug 7, 2020 – Sep 6, 2020:
Final Deadline
Sep 16, 2020:
Notification Date for “Entry to GGIFF”
November 06-08, 2020:
Golden Gate International Film Festival Screenings
November 08, 2020 (7:00 PM to 11:00 PM):
Awards ceremony & After Party

Entry Fees

Early Bird Regular Late Entry Extended Deadline Final Deadline
Assured Screening
Shorts $500 $550 $600 $650 $700
60 min $900 $1000 $1100 $1200 $1300
90 min $1500 $1700 $1900 $2100 $2300
Over 90 min $2000 $2200 $2400 $2600 $2800
* Assured screenings are limited and allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis
Contest Entry
Shorts $90 $110 $130 $150 $180
Features $120 $140 $160 $180 $200
Extra Long Features $200 $240 $280 $320 $360
Screenplay $200 $240 $280 $320 $360

Contest Terms & Conditions


  1. Entries must be no more than five years, since produced.
  2. All entries must be sent online only and password protected. The online link must be marked with Film Title, Submission category and phone number.
  3. Non-English submissions must be either subtitled or dubbed. Translated dialogues on a separate sheet or any other format will not be accepted.
  4. The entry fee is per submission. Click here for submission fees.
  5. On selection of your film for the Festival, you will be required to submit a non-returnable Blue-Ray DVD or DCP.
  6. Please waive the signature requirement when shipping the Blue-Ray copy to us.
  7. Submitted entries/media will not be returned.
  8. By submitting your film, you are hereby granting GGIFF the right to utilize any excerpt from the submission and acceptance for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
  9. Any individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to submit the film for screening, understands and accepts the regulations and requirements .
  10. GGIFF and/or NEM reserve the right to refuse entries without giving any reason.
  11. On submission, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless, GGIFF and/or NEM from and against any or all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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