- Early Deadline – October 19, 2018
- Late Deadline – November 16, 2018
- Early Deadline – November 9, 2018
- Late Deadline – December 7, 2018
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®.