2050 is the future and we are seeking it today by finding the innovators and luminaries of the next age in filmmaking – Where Content creators across the Film / Comic/ Gaming genres converge.

The 2050 Film Festival is requesting Film submissions containing original content and characters with themes and settings to include:

Feature length films: Animation – Action / Adventure – Comedy – Documentary – Florida made – Horror- Music / Experimental – Sci-fy / Fantasy and Short films in the categories of Fan Films and Student Films. All accepted submissions will be in the running for the title of "Best of Fest" - Culminating with a red carpet awards party identifying winners in each category as well as scholarships and distribution opportunities.


WATCH 2050 is embracing the “Fun Coast” reputation with a three-day celebration merging a Film Festival with a Comic Convention and Competitive Gaming into one world – Daytona Beach 2050.

Filmmakers will enjoy an array of activities created especially for them in addition to opportunities to relax, kick off their shoes and enjoy our beautiful new beachfront location!

The 2050 Film Festival will have unique opportunities for filmmakers to network, share their films and browse the Film Expo - a vendor experience geared specifically toward meeting the needs of Indie Auteurs. Breakout sessions will offer unprecedented opportunities to advance the craft of filmmaking and learn from industry professionals.

Since we know how much work goes into making, screening and promoting a film, we're also ready to spoil our filmmakers with parties and special events. The theaters are close to the Convention Center, which is close to the Hotels, which is close to the Beach! Once you land in Daytona Beach for WATCH2050, simply park the car, settle in, and enjoy your weekend at the World's Most Famous Beach.

Submitting to the festival grants the right to Daytona Beach 2050 to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition for promotional purposes associated with this program and festival.

The 2050 Event will host an awards brunch recognizing the "Best of the Fest" for all 10 film competition categories. Additional awards will be presented for outstanding achievement. Scholarship and charitable recipients will be recognized along with distribution opportunities as well.

GENERAL RULES: Films submitted in the feature categories should be no less than 70 minutes and no more than 120 minutes in length. Films submitted in the Short categories must be no less than 2 minutes or more than 20 minutes in length. Films may be submitted electronically, or DVD and Blu-Ray disc can be mailed to Daytona Beach 2050, 118 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. A press kit is requested only if the film is selected, however, submitters are encouraged to include information they feel important to the films successful entry.

Submitting a film to 2050 Daytona Beach / WATCH2050, certifies that I am the rightful owner of the work submitted, and that I own all rights and releases necessary for public screening. By submitting this entry, I agree that 2050 Daytona Beach / WATCH2050, may publicly screen my work as well as use any submitted materials for any other publicity efforts. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened. I am duly authorized to submit this film to Daytona Beach 2050 / WATCH2050. I am entirely liable for any claims that may occur as a result of screening or publicizing the film. I have read, understand, and agree to all entry guidelines and requirements.

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