Florida Film Festival

The 27th Annual Florida Film Festival sponsored by Full Sail University, will take place April 6 to 15, 2018, and is now officially accepted filmmaker entries.  Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through Florida Film Festival’s online entry form on Florida Film Festival website or through Withoutabox.

Competition categories include short films (both narrative and animation), documentary films (both short and feature length), narrative features, and international films (both short and feature length). Awards are determined by a jury of film professionals and by audience ballot.

2018 Florida Film Festival Submission Deadlines


Early: October 20, 2017
Late: November 17, 2017


Early: November 10, 2017
Late: December 8, 2017

The Florida Film Festival is one of only a handful of film festivals in the world to be accredited as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in all three short film categories: Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. The winner of the Grand Jury Award in each of these categories will automatically qualify to enter the following year’s Academy Awards®.

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