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2019 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival Call for Entries


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The Great Lakes International Shorts Festival has officially opened its Call for Entries and is now accepting films of all short lengths and genres including Narrative, Animation, Experimental, and all forms of Horror, Suspense, Sci-Fi, and Thriller films, along with Comedies, Religious/Spiritual, Music Videos, and Documentaries, and GLBT films, for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Great Lakes International Shorts 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 2019 Great Lakes International Shorts 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.

For the past 18 years, our organization has been promoting and presenting the works of Independent Filmmakers worldwide, celebrating these incredible films as an ever-evolving art form in dynamic transition. Showcasing the best independently produced films that the world has to offer to countless audiences, our organization fulfills its mission by bringing the diverse and unique to those who love and appreciate it.

Awarding outstanding filmmakers for exceptional achievements in filmmaking, the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival always supports indie film as an art form and those who create it.

All of us at the Great Lakes International Shorts Festival is here to bring Filmmakers and audiences together, to showcase films to those who love them, and to help others achieve their goals and dreams, and to go beyond that which was thought unimaginable.

The Great Lakes International Shorts Festival is not here to profit from the accomplishments of others, instead, we here to help filmmakers reach their goals and make a reality of their dreams.

Seeking out the best films from the most talented new and veteran Filmmakers from around the world and across the United States, the 2019 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival will take place virtually October 10th thru October 19th, 2019.

For more information, please visit our website http://greatlakesshortsfest.com

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