Golden Smile International Film Festival

Make us laugh! Humour is universal and brings people together. The Golden Smile International Film Festival wants to show you the best and funniest films and video’s in the world.
We accept all genres, our only rule is simple, make the audience laugh. From slapstick to feature films, short clips, ultra short clips, hidden camera, documentaries, you name it.

We encourage filmmakers from all over the world to submit their work. There is so much to discover in the world of humor. Broaden our perspective and make us smile.

The film festival takes place in Bergen. (Near Amsterdam.) Bergen is a lovely place, the wonderful climate and the natural environment with its sea. Bergen has been the home of many painters, writers and architects. Our goal is to become the worlds leading comedy festival. This year we want to bring light on the darkest day, blue Monday in the middle of the coronacrisis.

Awards & Prizes

We will have prizes in cash and prices from our sponsors and the winners will get ‘The Golden Smile’ price that is both virtual and real.

  • Best comedy feature comedy film
  • Best short comedy
  • Best long Documentary with a smile
  • Best short Documentary with a smile
  • Best ultrashort Documentary with a smile
  • Best Slapstick
  • Best Silent comical film
  • Best comical sketches
  • Best comical hidden camera
  • Best comical ultra short clips
  • Best comical instruction films
  • Best romantic comedy
  • Best Tragic comedy
  • Best cartoon
  • Best comic Music film
  • Best comic SF
  • Young filmmakers. Category for filmmakers from 11-14 and 14-21
  • All the rest, all other moving pictures that make us laugh
  • Are you serious? No light without darkness, a limited category for the serious films worth seeing.

Long > 50 minutes.
Short < 50 minutes.
Very short < 5 min.
Ultra short < 1 min.

Rules & Terms

Make the audience smile or laugh loudly. It is that easy (or most difficult). We aim for a real international festival, from Azerbedjan to Zanzibar, all languages are welcome. (With English subtitles).
Our public and our laugh-o-meter will do the judging along with the pro’s.

1. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
2. Golden Smile Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
3. All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
4. All scripts must be original screenplays for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright.
5. The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Golden Smile Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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