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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 or through

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, contact the Florida Film Festival’s programming department by calling (407)629-1088x326, emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 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

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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