A fun filled three day event at the state of the art Epic Theatre in Mount Dora, Florida (40 minutes from Orlando) over the weekend of January 19th through January 21st, 2024. Networking opportunities, panel discussions, screenings and an award show with special guest presenters. Also, meet and mingle networking functions will be held each night in our filmmaker lounge at the festival theater.
All official selections receive ONE (1) free VIP 3-Day pass, which includes access to the award show and all panel discussions.
Our festival was named to the "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in MovieMaker Magazine - 2012 and received a top 100 Film Festival rating by FilmFreeway in September 2016. Come celebrate Independent Film with us!
Winning filmmakers in each category receives a beautiful plaque presented at our award show. Best Dramatic, Comedic and Documentary Feature winners additionally receive a guaranteed first look deal with Miles Media Entertainment.
The categories for the 18th Annual CENFLO Film Festival (2024) are:
BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC SHORT
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT
BEST HORROR SHORT
BEST SUSPENSE/THRILLER SHORT
BEST SCIFI/FANTASY SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
GEORGE PEREZ ANIMATED PROJECT
BEST FOREIGN PROJECT
BEST STUDENT PROJECT (College or High School)
BEST FLORIDA PROJECT
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
1.) All projects that gain Official Selection must be submitted to CENFLO in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format in order to screen at our festival. General submissions uploaded on FilmFreeway for consideration DO NOT have to be submitted in DCP format.
2.) Upon being selected into the festival, your project DCP file needs to be sent to our Programming Coordinator on hard drive or thumb drive within 30 days of notification. Full mailing instructions will be included in our Official Selection notification email. Questions about DCP's (for those unfamiliar with the process of creating one) can be sent to our Programming Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Submitted film must have been completed after January 1st, 2020.
4.) Official Selection filmmakers will allow their names and project titles to be used for current and future CENFLO advertising and promotional materials.
5.) Official Selection filmmakers will allow clips from their projects to be used for current and future CENFLO advertising and promotional materials.
6.) Decisions of the selection committee are final.