Each year, the Florida Film Festival nabs extraordinary guests from across the industry. Heavyweights including Oliver Stone, Robert Wise, Christopher Walken, and Glenn Close have all mixed and mingled with festival attendees and participated in eye-opening forums, panels, and galas. Just as important, the festival is no stranger to launching careers -- before earning Oscar nominations for writing and directing Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin screened two projects at the Florida Film Festival and took home the coveted Special Jury Award for his efforts.
Filmmakers with narrative or documentary projects in competition at the festival will be granted up to six nights of hotel hospitality and round-trip airfare. Two nights of hotel hospitality will be extended to all other attending filmmakers. The winners of the festival's Live-Action Short and Animated Short categories will automatically earn eligibility for consideration at the Academy Awards.
November 8, 2013 -- Earlybird Deadline
November 15, 2013 -- Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
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.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In addition to its American Independent Film Competition for features, documentaries, shorts, and animation, the Florida Film Festival features an International Showcase, an array of Spotlight Films (projects that have already secured distribution), Midnight Movies, Student Works, tributes, panels and seminars, and late-night parties that take full advantage of Florida's dynamic social scene.