For the first year ever, we are adding a screen writing competition to our fun filled three day event in Mount Dora, Florida (40 minutes from Disney World) over the weekend of September 7th through September 9th. Networking opportunities, panel discussions, screenings, excellent award show with guest presenters. Hotel venue with shuttle bus to the theater venues. VIP cocktail party and brunch.

The top three finalists will each receive one (1) VIP All Access Pass ($200 value). All Access Passes include admissions to all screenings, events, networking parties, VIP buffet (beer, wine, soda, food) and entertainment at the VIP venues.

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 screenwriter shall receive one (1) copy of Final Draft 10 software and shall see their scene performed at the Award Show.

Finalists will also have an opportunity to talk with and get advice from our headlining judge, veteran Hollywood screenwriter Stan Zimmerman (Golden Girls, Rosanne, Gilmore Girls)

1. Scripts must not exceed five pages. A scene from a larger script is acceptable.

2. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

3. Entry Fee must be paid at time of submission.

4. Finalists will allow their names and project titles to be used for advertising and promotions.

Overall Rating
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  • Darcie Irwin-Simpson

    Such a wonderful festival. Thank you for your great communication and including my film.

    September 2018
  • Maxwell Price

    Spent 3 days watching great films, meeting filmmakers, and chatting with the likes of Mindy Sterling, Stan Zimmerman, and George Perez. We also got to meet and talk life and film with the great Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. We could not have been happier with the reception ,support and encouragement we received from the community at CENFLO. Special thanks to Jennifer, Brendon, and Sonny, from the entire cast and crew of "Mates", you were great hosts and we look forward to next year.

    September 2018
  • Jeffrey Ault

    We had a wonderful time having SAM AND ELVIS screen during the festival. The Epic Theater is a high class venue and for filmmakers to be able to view their work on the legit screens is a pretty awesome experience. The staff is made up of working professionals who treat everyone with respect. As the festival grows and works out the kinks of moving, this should easily become a go to festival for filmmakers wishing to get honest feedback and network with other working filmmakers.

    September 2018
  • Robert Smith

    Great festival! Outstanding and timely communication throughout the process. The price for submission was fine, bu thought prices for others coming to see and support their favorite film were a little steep. All in all a great place to showcase your project!

    September 2018
  • Joe Boi

    Great content, amazing panels/discussions, with the most welcoming group of people you could meet and network with. Not to mention seeing Mortal Kombat and Austen Powers on the big screen. AND THEN meeting Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Shang Tsung) and Mindy Sterling (Frau Farbissina).

    September 2018