Florida Film Festival


Matthew Curtis, Programming Director

Tim Anderson, Programming Coordinator

Deanna Tiedtke, Director of Development & Public Relations

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually April)

Deadline: November (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $50 for features. $30 for shorts. Fees vary by deadline.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Mission: An oasis for both film lovers and filmmakers in the Southeast, the Florida Film Festival is an annual showcase for the best in American Independent and Foreign Cinema. This 10 day celebration of filmmakers and their art includes an American Independent Film Competition for features, docs, shorts, and animation, along with an International Showcase, Spotlight Films (those already with distribution), Midnight Movies, Florida Student Works, Special Screenings,Tributes, Special Guests, Panels & Seminars, parties, and more.