2014 Film Selections

The 2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival Call for Entries are Closed and will Reopen in Late October.

We would like to congratulate all of the filmmakers who have films in this year’s festival, we want you to know that all of your films are brilliantly done and that we are honored to have them in our festival.  Because the films this year are so well done and if such excellent quality, it has made the judging process too much more difficult. It is because of this that the Award Nominations are being postponed until Tuesday evening, September 23,  at 8pm EST.  We apologize for this delay and thank you for your understanding.

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2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival Film Selections

Erie’s Film Frenzy

Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, the annual Great Lakes International Film Festival will be showcasing the best works of emerging and veteran filmmakers.

For our 2014 season, we shall be screening 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 2014 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 2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall be screening Music Videos from around the world of cross-continent and cross-genre productions. We shall be screening 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 2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival shall be screening 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 2014 season, the Great Lakes International Film Festival will be held LIVE in the great city of Erie Pennsylvania in September 2014, with our online festival taking place September 18th thru September 30th, 2014.

Since our inception, the Great Lakes International Film Festival has always been on the cutting-edge of independent film presentation.

As the first to introduce film screenings that completely utilized the DLP technology developed by Texas Instruments, our festival has always brought tomorrow’s technology to the independent film world today.

In keeping with that same dedication to technology, our festival now introduces the new face of online film screenings.  It was with much time and expense that we developed our state-of-the-art and revolutionary online screening platform, keeping both the Filmmaker’s peace of mind and the complete security of the Filmmaker’s work always as our first and highest priority.

Much like a brick and mortar screening, our virtual theater allows the filmmaker’s work to be showcased to the world with the highest levels of security and presentation quality. Unlike any online screening system in the world, ours never allows films to be copied, downloaded, or reproduced in any way, nor can the html code of any film be copied and pasted into any other site successfully. No film launched in our virtual theater can play or even appear on any other website.

The Great Lakes International Film Festival’s virtual theater platform offers filmmakers not only the exposure to the world that they deserve, but does so keeping the integrity of the film and the filmmaker’s trust always fully intact.

The Great Lakes International Film Festival changing the face of film festivals worldwide…

2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival film selections are being announced, Saturday September 6.

The nominations will be announced September 23 {Date Change}.

The award winners will be announced September 27.

2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival Film Selections