Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature
Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Short
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Short
Grand Jury Award - Best Animated Short
The Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short automatically qualifies the winner for the next year's Academy Awards in the categories of Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short.
The Florida Film Festival requires films in competition for the Grand Jury Award be at least a Florida Premiere.
Special Jury Awards are bestowed in the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film
Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature
Audience Award - Best Documentary Feature
Audience Award - Best Short Film
Audience Award - Best Midnight Short
Audience Award - Best International Feature
Audience Award - Best International Short
American Independent Competition requires that the feature film have at least 51% U.S. funding and that the film NOT be financed, produced or initiated by a major motion picture studio. However any film conforming to all guidelines and purchased by a studio after completion is eligible.
Films eligible for competition Grand Jury Awards should be at minimum, Florida Premieres.
Films are scheduled at the discretion of the Florida Film Festival. The Florida Film Festival retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Films may be screened more than once.
Films that have not been accepted may not be officially notified until early March.
Print Shipping Information:
The Florida Film Festival will pay for one-way, regular shipping within the U.S. of exhibition copies for accepted films.
The Florida Film Festival will not accept C.O.D. shipments.