24th Annual Florida Film Festival Announces Call for Entries and Online Submissions

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Orlando, FL – (August 18, 2014) – Entries are officially being accepted for the 24th  Annual Florida Film  Festival sponsored by Full  Sail University, April 10-19, 2015. Qualified  filmmakers can submit their entries through Florida Film Festival’s online entry form on FloridaFilmFestival.com or through Withoutabox.com.


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


Deadlines to submit are:


Early: October 24, 2014
Late: November 21, 2014


Early: November 14, 2014
Late: December 12, 2014


The Florida Film Festival is accredited as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Live Action 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®.


For additional questions, please visit www.FloridaFilmFestival.com, contact the Florida Film Festival’s programming department by calling (407)629-1088×326, emailing entries@enzian.org, or sending U.S. mail to Florida Film Festival, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751


Florida Film Festival
Now in its 24th year,  the Florida Film Festival  is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current,  independent, and international cinema. Through ten days of 170 films and first-class events,  film lovers mingle with  filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails  and  a locally-sourced  menu.


“[We] had a great time at the festival. We’ve been to a few festivals with the  film, and Florida is one of our favorites!”
–Academy Award®  winner Ron Judkins, Director of FINDING  NEIGHBORS


“This wonderful community  is bringing so much love of film to new generations of  young people… you touched my  heart!”
– Jon Voight, Academy Award®  winning actor



Since 1992, Enzian has been the proud host of the Florida Film Festival. As part of its mission to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film, Enzian presents innovative and original cinematic programming not just during the Festival, but all year long. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-supported arts organization for which ticket revenue accounts for only 25% of its operating budget, Enzian owes its existence to the generosity of fans of film, food, and fun–like you.


Full Sail University

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.


Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.




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