8th Annual Golden Lion Awards

Date: Deadline March 17, 2017 by 3 p.m.


The Golden Lion Awards is an annual film festival for high school and junior high students in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The festival is produced and hosted by Ursuline Academy’s Electronic and Digital Media program and is sponsored by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, located in Tennessee.

The 8th Annual Golden Lion Awards will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:15 to 10:00 pm in Ursuline Academy’s Besl Theatre. Film Submissions are due on Friday, March 17, 2017, by 3:00 PM.

A screening committee reviews all entries for content. The committee has the right to deny submissions that do not abide by the Submissions Guidelines for content, time limits, etc. The committee also has the right to move an entry to a different category.

The Judging Panel consists of film/media professionals from both industry and universities. Entries that score in the top six of a category move onto the Finalist Round where they are evaluated by a separate panel of judges.

Winners in each film category receive either a Golden Lion, White Lion, or Mountain Lion award. Before the conclusion of the festival, judges vote on the Special Recognition Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Most Inspirational, and Critic’s Choice: Best of Show. Winners of all Special Recognition awards receive scholarships to Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, the event’s main sponsor.

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Contact info (for more information)

Ann T. Brinkmann
Golden Lion Awards Director
Electronic & Digital Media Director
Ursuline Academy
(513) 745-2773

Tess White
Executive Committee, Judges

Carolyn Johnson
Executive Committee, Submissions


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