- Early Deadline – October 20, 2017
- Late Deadline – November 17, 2017
- Early Deadline – November 10, 2017
- Late Deadline – December 8, 2017
The Florida Film Festival is accredited as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Live Action Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short film categories. The winner of the Grand Jury Award in each of these categories will automatically qualify to enter the following year’s Academy Awards®.