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  1. Celebrating our 15th Anniversary, the Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries, and is now accepting films of all genres and lengths from around the world and across the United States. In honor of our 15th Anniversary we have slashed our submission fees and have rolled them back 15 years. As a special deal to FilmFreeway members we are offering a special discount on our submission fees that are already among the lowest of any festival in the world. Considered among most popular film festivals in the world, the 15th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival genre categories for feature-length and short length films are Documentary, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, Horror, with Horror sub-genres that include Supernatural, Thrillers, Wicken, Magical, Slashers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation and all genres of Music Videos and GLBT films for the 2016 festival. For the past 15 years our Festival has been awarding outstanding filmmakers for their hard work, dedication to the art of Independent Film, and most importantly, excellence in overall filmmaking. Our awards are bestowed upon Filmmakers each year for Best of Genre Awards that include the genres of Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Horror, Music Video, Religious/Spiritual, LGBT, and Experimental Films, along with an Audience Choice Award for the film that receives the most audience votes from our attendees, both at our live event and through our virtual theatre screenings. If there is anything as universal as the ageless storytelling of motion pictures, it’s the music that makes up life’s soundtrack. The 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all genres from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop to Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental, and all other genres that may not be listed here. The 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African-American, GLBT, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. Showcasing the best films of the 2016 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie, Pennsylvania on September 22nd, 2016, with our online festival taking place September 22nd thru October 1st, 2016. For more information, rules, and to submit your film please visit www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
  2. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 12th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2013 Festival, which will be showcasing the best works of emerging and veteran filmmakers. For our 2013 season, we are accepting submissions internationally of feature length and short length films in the genres of Documentary, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, Horror, with Horror sub-genres that include Supernatural, Thrillers, Wicken, Magical, Slashers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation and all genres of Music Videos and GLBT films for the 2013 festival. If there is anything as universal as the ageless storytelling of motion pictures, it’s the music that makes up life’s soundtrack. The 2013 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all genres from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop to Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental. The 2013 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African-American, GLBT, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. Showcasing the best films of the 2013 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania in September 2013, with our online festival taking place September 19th thru September 30th, 2013. Over the years, we have had many films that have screened on the Sundance Channel, IFC, PBS and HBO along with countless filmmakers who have received distribution deals after screening in our festival. For the filmmaker that is looking for a bit more, the Great Lakes International Film Festival is also a great place to get your film noticed. In October of 2004 we were proud to present the North East United States Premiere of “SAW”, Lions Gate Films’ gripping psychological thriller starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter and Leigh Whannel, and with “The Collector of Bedford Street” having been nominated for an Academy Award after being screened at our 2002 fest, we certainly bring the best and the brightest to the shores of Erie, Pa. We have also been host to such filmmakers and special guests as actor/director/producer Dirk Benedict (Battlestar Galacticaand A-Team); writer Erick Rodgers (Writer of NYPD Blue); director/producer Harri James (script supervisor “Alias”, Tremors II: Aftershocks, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins); producer Otto Felix (“B.J. and the Bear” & Up in Smoke); award-winning, best-selling mystery author Jamian Snow (Shrouded Insanity); actor/writer/producer Bill Hinzman (Flesheater & Night of the Living Dead); director Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger films, Pot Zombies, & President of Troma Films); actor Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre); actor/ director Mark Borchardt (American Movie & Coven); director John Hancock (“Hill Street Blues”, “The Twilight Zone”, & California Dreaming); actress Debbie Rochon “Scream Queen” (Blood Relic, Vampyre Tales, & Lord of the Undead); producer/director Bobby Logan (Meatballs 4 & Repossessed); Joel Miller; WWE and ECW wrestling superstar The Blue Meanie, and in 2002 we had the unique opportunity to present Keith Carradine with a special award for artistic excellence, award-winning director Joone, award-winning actress Jesse Jane, and local actress Marie Madison. The legendary Terry Moore who was our special guest of honor in 2006 was presented with a lifetime Achievement Award for her amazing accomplishments in film over the past 60 years. From the feature narrative genre to documentary to animation; experimental, horror and Spiritual films, the Great Lakes International Film Festival celebrates the film arts in dynamic transition. As emerging technologies continue to redefine the form, filmmakers from the Great Lakes region, across the country and around the world express the common and the diverse through the age-old tradition. — The art of the story. For more information on the Great Lakes International Film Festival, submission rules, deadlines and fees, please visit www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
  3. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 12th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2013 Festival which will be showcasing the best works of emerging and veteran filmmakers. From the feature narrative genre to documentary to animation; experimental; horror and Spiritual films, the Great Lakes International Film Festival celebrates the film arts in dynamic transition. As emerging technologies continue to redefine the form, filmmakers from the Great Lakes region, across the country and around the world express the common and the diverse through the age-old tradition. -- The art of the story. For our 2013 season, we shall accept submissions internationally of feature length and short length films in the genres of Documentary, Horror, Experimental, Religious/Spiritual, Animation, Comedy, and all genres of Music Videos and GLBT films for the 2013 festival. Showcasing the best films of the 2013 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania in September 2013, with our online festival taking place September 19th thru September 30th, 2013. The Great Lakes International Film Festival recognizes music videos as an extension of the film making art and as an art form in itself and does not overlook the very talented people who with the strongest of dedication and conviction create these productions. We shall accept all ranges of music videos. If there is anything as universal as the ageless storytelling of motion pictures, it’s the music that makes up life’s soundtrack. The 2013 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all genres from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop to Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental. The 2013 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African American, GLBT, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. The Great Lakes International Film Festival Horror categories for films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Supernatural, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student films. For more information, rules, deadlines and fees please visit www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
  4. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 11th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries for the 2012 Festival. We shall accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian films for the 2012 festival. Showcasing the best films of the 2012 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania in September 2012, with our online festival taking place September 20th thru September 30th, 2012. We shall accept all ranges of music videos, along with entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays of all genres and niches. The 2012 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept Music Videos of all Ranges from Pop, Punk, Rock, Alt-Country, Country-Western, Folk, Reggae, Hip-Hop to Electronica, Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Industrial, Metal, Hardcore, Gothic, Karaoke, Avant-Garde, World Music, and Experimental. The 2012 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of Religious, Christian, and Spiritual films including African, African American, Gay/Lesbian, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. The Great Lakes International Film Festival Horror categories for scripts and films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Supernatural, Grindhouse Horror, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student films and scripts. The annual screenwriting competition is a way for new and veteran scriptwriters to possibly get the break they need. The Great Lakes International Film Festival, having produced one successful film festival after another while showcasing more than a thousand films has paid out thousands of dollars in awards and prizes for our scriptwriting competition, not to mention the countless films and filmmakers who have gone on to bigger and better things after screening at our festival. The Great Lakes Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition offers a $1,500.00 cash award to our first place winner of the 2012 competition among other prizes. The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration. For more information, rules, deadlines and fees please visit www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
  5. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 10th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian for the 2011 festival. The Great Lakes International Film Festival, having produced one successful film festival after another while showcasing more than a thousand films has paid out thousands of dollars in awards and prizes for our scriptwriting competition, not to mention the countless films and filmmakers who have gone on to bigger and better things after screening at our festival. Among the many outstanding films we have had the honor to present are "The Collector of Bedford Street" which was nominated for an Academy Award; "The Derby Stallion", which was picked up by a subsidiary distribution company of Disney and can be found on the shelves of Wal-Mart and other national retailers and additionally has been shown on Stars Encore and other major networks; "The Still Life", which is now distributed by Warner Brothers and "South of Heaven, West of Hell" which was directed by Dwight Yoakam and went on to screen in theaters grossing more than $4 million dollars in its first weekend and being picked up by such networks as HBO. We have also had many, many films that have screened on the Sundance Channel, IFC, PBS and HBO along with countless filmmakers who have received distribution deals after screening in our festival. Showcasing the best films of the 2011 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania on September 23rd thru September 24th 2011, with our online festival taking place September 22nd thru October 1st, 2011. We shall accept all ranges of music videos, along with entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays of all genres and niches. The 2011 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of religious, Christian, and spiritual films including African, African American, Gay/Lesbian, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. The Great Lakes International Film Festival horror categories for scripts and films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Grindhouse Horror, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student films and scripts. The 2011 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept music videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept music videos of all ranges from pop, punk, rock, alt-country, country-western, folk, reggae, hip-hop to electronica, jazz, blues, Zydeco, industrial, gothic, karaoke, avant-garde, world music, and experimental. The Great Lakes Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition offers a $1,000.00 cash award to our first place winner of the 2011 competition among other prizes. The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration. www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
  6. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the 10th annual Great Lakes International Film Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and will accept submissions internationally of independently produced feature length and short length films and scripts in the genres of documentary, horror, experimental, Religious/Spiritual, animation, and all genre of music videos and Gay/Lesbian for the 2011 festival. The Great Lakes International Film Festival, having produced one successful film festival after another while showcasing more than a thousand films has paid out thousands of dollars in awards and prizes for our scriptwriting competition, not to mention the countless films and filmmakers who have gone on to bigger and better things after screening at our festival. Among the many outstanding films we have had the honor to present are "The Collector of Bedford Street" which was nominated for an Academy Award; "The Derby Stallion", which was picked up by a subsidiary distribution company of Disney and can be found on the shelves of Wal-Mart and other national retailers and additionally has been shown on Stars Encore and other major networks; "The Still Life", which is now distributed by Warner Brothers and "South of Heaven, West of Hell" which was directed by Dwight Yoakam and went on to screen in theaters grossing more than $4 million dollars in its first weekend and being picked up by such networks as HBO. We have also had many, many films that have screened on the Sundance Channel, IFC, PBS and HBO along with countless filmmakers who have received distribution deals after screening in our festival. Showcasing the best films of the 2011 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania on September 23rd thru September 24th 2011, with our online festival taking place September 22nd thru October 1st, 2011. We shall accept all ranges of music videos, along with entries of short and feature length screenplays, stage plays, and teleplays of all genres and niches. The 2011 Great Lakes International Film Festival will accept all forms of religious, Christian, and spiritual films including African, African American, Gay/Lesbian, Black, Hispanic, Islamic, Latino, Native/Aboriginal and student films from the United States and around the world. The Great Lakes International Film Festival horror categories for scripts and films will include Horror, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Suspense, Grindhouse Horror, Horror Documentary, Horror Animation, and student films and scripts. The 2011 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall accept music videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall accept music videos of all ranges from pop, punk, rock, alt-country, country-western, folk, reggae, hip-hop to electronica, jazz, blues, Zydeco, industrial, gothic, karaoke, avant-garde, world music, and experimental. The Great Lakes Film Festival Scriptwriting Competition offers a $1,000.00 cash award to our first place winner of the 2011 competition among other prizes. The winning script will be forwarded to agents and industry professionals for consideration. www.greatlakesfilmfest.com
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