Film Submissions

The 30th Annual Florida Film Festival takes place April 9 – 18, 2021 and will be accepting submissions starting on September 1, 2020!


Florida Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.




  • Early Deadline – October 16, 2020
  • Regular Deadline – November 13, 2020
  • Late Deadline – November 27, 2020


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®.