Glendale International Film Festival

How it works

This is the SEVENTH year of the exciting national and international film festival in the beautiful City of Glendale, California.  The mission of the Glendale International Film Festival (GIFF) is to integrate the film makers and screenwriting arts into the identity, growth and economic vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting an annual film festival which benefits student film makers and screenwriters as well as helps independent filmmakers, artists and musicians showcase their work and get exposure from major studios and industry professionals.  We have been awarded many honors from the 43rd Assembly District California State Legislature Assemblymember Laura Friedman and California State Senate Senator Anthony J. Portantino as well as former Mayor Vartan Gharpetian. 

​The Glendale International Film Festival is a California non-profit organization operating as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

 

AWARD-WINNERS

BEST IN FEST (Feature Film - any genre 1 hour or more) 
Cricket’s Dance - winner
A Feral World
F20 
Love Is Not Love
Wisper

BEST DIRECTOR
Veronica Robledo (Cricket’s Dance)
David Liban (A Feral World- winner
Arsen Anton Ostojic (F20)
Stephen Keep Mills (Love Is Not Love)
Adrian Rodriguez (Ariadne)                                   

BEST ACTOR
Caleb Liban in A Feral World
Filip Mayer in F20 - winner
Christian Barber in Wisper
Stephen Keep Mills in Love Is Not Love
Matt Morrison in The Show Can’t Go On

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Yasuda (Like Love) - winner
Romina Tonkout (F20)
Kristen Renton (The Crickets Dance)
Alejandra Gollas (Love Is Not Love)
Louise Martin (Love Is Not Love)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (International Feature Film - any genre 1 hour or more)
F20 Croatia - winner

BEST SHORT FILM (Short Film - any genre under 40 minutes) 
Lost Treasure of the Valley - winner
Amazing Gace
Breakfast At The Sunset Saloon 
Sundown Trail
Gaia                          

BEST DIRECTOR (Short Film)
Luke Guidici Sundown Trail - winner
Robert Husted  Lost Treasure of The Valley
Joey Coalter   Breakfast At The Sunset Saloon
Nina Brissey   Amazing Gace
Tanxuan Shi  Lip Reader: Game of Detective 

BEST ACTOR(SHORT FILM) 
Greg Lee Lost Treasure Of The Valley - winner
Matthew Clark Gaia
Robert Craighead Amazing Grace
Mason Wells Piece Of Me
John Carr Breakfast At The Sunset Saloon

BEST ACTRESS (SHORT FILM) 
Roberta Sloan (Piece of Me) - winner
Nina Brissey (Amazing Grace)
Jenny McAgee (The Unnecessary Salvation Of Mary Mcdaniel)
Patricia Montes (In Your Arms Tonight)
Ke Zijing (Lip Reader: Game Of Detective)

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
Roses - winner
In Your Arms Tonight 
Lip Reader: Game Of Detective

STUDENT FILM - any genre any length 
Daemon
In your arms tonight - winner
The Last Note
Lip Reader Detective
Breakfast At The Sunset Saloon

BEST SHORT SHORT (under 10 minutes)
Color by windows - winner
PHX 
A Tango To Remember
Routine
Daemon

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
THE DEVIL’S ROAD: A Baja Adventure - winner
Last Call For Tomorrow
Born Just Now
It’s In The Blood

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
In The Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates' Trial - winner
A Voice For Whales
Too Good To Be Forgotten 
Swipe Left: The Age Of Disposable Relationships

BEST ANIMATION SHORT 
Journey - winner
Planet Blue: Journey To Eco
Matter Of Time
The Abandoned Block                                              

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Highland Home - winner
Star in the East
A Tango For Two

BEST SCI-FI FANTASY 
Sundown Trail - winner
Sami 
Gaia                                         

BEST HORROR/THRILLER   
All I See - winner
Daemon
Smiley Death Face

BEST EDITING - FEATURE FILM
Wisper - winner

BEST EDITING - SHORT FILM
Lip Reader: Game of Detective - winner

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - FEATURE FILM
Love Is Not Love - winner

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - SHORT FILM
Lost Treasure Of The Valley - winner

Frequently asked questions

How do I watch a film?
To watch a film, you can: purchase an individual ticket, purchase a pass, or redeem an access code if you’ve been given one by the festival. If you make your purchase during the pre-order period, you’ll need to wait until the festival starts to watch your film(s). You will be able to use your ticket or pass to watch the film(s) for the duration of the festival. Once the festival starts, select the title you want to watch from the Festival home page. If you have a pass or a ticket for the title selected, you can click “Watch” to begin viewing. Make sure you’re logged into Seed&Spark with the e-mail that you used when making your purchase!
 
Where can I watch the film?
You can watch the film on any Internet-connected device like a computer, tablet, or phone (no downloads required!). You can also cast it to a TV. To watch on a TV, click play from the film page. Once the film player is open, hover your mouse over the bottom part of the frame to show icons that enable Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.33 AM.png (Chromecast) or Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.27 AM.png(Airplay).  As long as you have a Chromecast, Apple TV, or a Smart TV that supports either option, the icons should show up and the film should play on your TV.
 
How do I redeem an access or discount code?
Codes can be redeemed during checkout. Make your purchase selection and enter your code in the "Coupon code" step on the checkout page. Please note that your code may be specific to individual tickets or passes only – in that case, your code will not work if you've selected a different product type.
 
I have a free access code. Do I still need to input my credit card information?
Nope! At checkout, enter your free access code in the "Coupon code" field and click "Apply." If the code provides free access, the credit card fields will disappear. Please note: If you opt to include a 10% donation to cover festival operational fees, you will need to input credit card information.
 
How can I purchase tickets for multiple films?
Tickets must be purchased individually. Your access to all of the titles you’ve purchased tickets for is tied to your Seed&Spark account (using the e-mail and password that you set during checkout), so make sure you’re logged in to watch!  Alternatively, you can purchase a festival pass for access to all titles.
 
How do I join a virtual event?
You’ll find all available events listed in the Virtual events tab on the Festival home page. Each event will have its own instructions for RSVP or purchasing tickets listed in the description. For panels, follow the instructions on your Eventbrite ticket confirmation.
 
What is Seed&Spark?
Seed&Spark is the platform powering this online festival. Seed&Spark’s mission is to connect people through stories that matter. Since 2012, their platform has helped thousands of creators bring stories to life and to audiences via story-centric crowdfunding, subscription streaming, community events and workplace programs that cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seed&Spark launched a complete online festival platform, keeping creators, sponsors and audiences connected while ensuring the survival of the independent creative ecosystem.
 
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