We will be making films available for screening in blocks grouped by genres starting Thursday September 22. The films that will be made available tonight at 8pm EST will be the Religious/Spiritual, Music Video, LGBT, Experimental, and Animation genres.
Friday September 23 by no later than 8pm EST we will have made available for screening the genres of Comedy, Documentary Feature, and Documentary Short, with the Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, and the Horror genres being made available for screening by Sunday September 25th.
As you should know, only the films that are nominated for Best of Genre Awards will be screened in our live Festival event that will open Saturday night at 8pm. The announcements of the Best of Genre Award Nominations will be announced on Saturday night starting at 8pm EST, and simultaneously therewith the films programmed in our live Festival event will be announced.
Once your film has been made available for screening in our virtual theatre, we would strongly suggest that each Filmmaker visit their respective film's virtual screening room to make sure that the film meets with your satisfaction.
Announcements of all Award Nominations will be made on September 24th starting at 8pm EST. Only Filmmakers who have received a Nomination for a Best of Genre Award will be contacted with an email provided at the time he/she submitted their film.
Virtual film screenings of selected films will commence on September 22nd thru October 1st, 2016 at 8pm EST.
The 2016 GLIFF LIVE Festival will screen ONLY Award Nominated films, and will commence on September 24th, 2016 at 8pm EST.
2016 Audience Choice Award voting will commence on September 22nd thru September 30th.
Festival Official Selection Laurels will be sent out 5-7 days after the closing of the 2016 Great Lakes Film Festival, approximately commencing on October 8th., 2016.
Award Laurels will be emailed to the recipients at the email address provided at the time of submission starting approximately two weeks after the conclusion of our Festival.
The Great Lakes Film Fest is a member of a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Like most non-profit organizations, ours depends on the financial support of others to allow us to continue our mission of showcasing the best Independent films from across the Unites States, and around the world.
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