Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


Gregory von Hausch, President/CEO

Bonnie Leigh Adams, Senior Program Director

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually November)

Deadline: July 1 (check website for additional deadlines.

Entry: Pro feature and pro documentary are $45. Pro short is $35. College films are $25. High school films are $10. (Note high school and college films are accepted until September 1)


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



Mission Statement
Bringing people together year-round, using Cinema to educate and inspire while showcasing the best in filmmaking.

Vision Statement
From Independent and world cinema to documentaries and student films, the diversity of work spotlighted by over 37 years of festivals and events will continue to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the communities of South & North Florida.

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a three week event each November. FLIFF operates year-round three cinemas: Gateway Cinema in Fort Lauderdale (4 screens); Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale (1 screen); Cinema Paradiso Hollywood in Hollywood FL (1 screen). FLIFF also produces and presents The Saint Augustine Film Festival in Saint Augustine FL each January. FLIFF travels throughout Florida and The Bahamas with FLIFF OnLocation.