Fees & Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline, April 15, 2017 ………………. $35.00 USD
Regular Deadline, July 15, 2017 …………………….$45.00 USD
Final Deadline, September 16, 2017 ………………….$55.00 USD

All entries must be received no later than the appropriate entry deadline they were submitted under. Additional entry fees will be required if not received by the appropriate deadline. Entries received with incomplete information and/or missing Fee Payments will not be considered.

ABSOLUTELY NO INTERNATIONAL CHECKS, INTERNATIONAL POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, PERSONAL CHECKS, WIRE TRANSFERS, OR MONEY GRAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. For all entries submitted, we will only accept payment for submission fees in the form of CREDIT CARDS and/or ETF TRANSFERS.

Absolutely NO REFUNDS will be made for submission fees.

Films submitted in the incorrect Category and/or submitted as a Short Length Film, but having a total runtime that is equal to that of a Feature Length Film, will be disqualified from consideration.

Film selections will be announced on September 23, 2017. Filmmakers will be notified by email at the email address listed on their entry application.  All film selections will be posted on our site.

Showcasing the best films of the 2017 season from around the world, the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival will take place online October 5, 2017 thru October 14, 2017.

Official Selection Laurels will be emailed to every Filmmaker selected for the 2017 Festival after the Festival has completely concluded.