Launched in 1992 as an ‘Underground/Student Mini-Fest” by filmmaker Gregg Hale (Producer of The Blair Witch Project), the "Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase” has become one of the premier outlets for Florida produced films and videos, featuring the best work from film schools and independent filmmakers statewide, and a fun-filled gathering for lovers of independent film.

Since its inception, Brouhaha has featured student and independent projects by future Oscar® winners Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Pixar animator Patrick Osborne (Feast), as well 15 films that were awarded the Student Oscar. Other notable alumni include Ben Rock (Alien Raiders), Bob DeRosa (Killers/The Air I Breathe), Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Todd Thompson (Woman in Motion), Xander Robin (Are We Not Cats) and experimental filmmaker Roger Beebe.

Held each fall at the Enzian Theater in Maitland (Orlando), Florida, audiences are made up of filmmakers, film educators, local production representatives, industry organization members, and the general public, all fascinated by the scope and creativity of films screened each year representing the entire spectrum of Florida’s immense talent pool.

The Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase is a presentation of the Florida Film Festival and Enzian Theater and sponsored by Full Sail University

Each year the Grand Jury Award winner will be awarded direct acceptance to the Florida Film Festival’s “Florida Shorts Program” for the next edition of the FFF.

An Audience Award winner will be voted upon by all attendees, and that filmmaker will receive a complimentary filmmaker badge to attend the next edition of the FFF. Additionally, the Florida Film Festival selections team will consider the audience award winner for possible inclusion in the Florida Film Festival.

~ Submissions must have been filmed in Florida by Florida-based filmmakers.

~ This submission rule makes exceptions for student works created as part of a current Florida school curriculum.

~ Submissions must be narrative, documentary, experimental, or animated shorts (no PSAs, music videos or commercials please) with a running time of 20 minutes or less.

~ All festival rights of copyrighted material must be cleared for submitted films. Proof of clearances must be furnished upon request.

~ Middle/High School entrants must have completed their film as part of a 2020/2021 school program.

~ College entrants must have completed their film while a student at a Florida college, university, or technical school with a completion date no earlier than December 2021.

~ Entry fees will not be refunded for films whose submissions fall outside the parameters of the showcase eligibility requirements. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns before submitting.

~ By submitting to the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase you acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of these rules and terms.

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  • Thoughtfully curated, wonderful people and a spectacular venue.

    November 2022
  • Brouhaha was a lot of fun to attend. It's always great to connect with local filmmakers and have your content shown in an awesome venue. Brouhaha did a great job communicating and put together a fun and enjoyable showcase.

    November 2022
  • Noah Camenker

    Brouhaha is a wonderful festival at the same venue as the Florida Film Festival. It was a great selection of films and you can't beat the Enzian as a theater venue. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the festival.

    November 2021