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 20th through January 22nd, 2023. 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 17th Annual CENFLO Film Festival (2023) are:

BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC SHORT
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT
BEST SUSPENSE/HORROR 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 in DCP (Digital Cinema Projection) format in order to screen at our festival. General submissions on FilmFreeway for consideration DO NOT have to be submitted in DCP format.

2.) Upon being selected into the festival, your project (on DCP) file needs to be sent to our curation partner, Simple DCP. Full instructions will be included in our Official Selection notification email. Questions about DCP's (for those unfamiliar with the process) can be sent to our Programming Director (Rick Paulin) at: cenfloprogdir@gmail.com

3.) Submitted film must have been completed after January 1st, 2019.

4.) Official Selection filmmakers will allow their names and project titles to be used for CENFLO advertising and promotional materials.

5.) Official Selection filmmakers will allow clips from their projects to be used for CENFLO advertising and promotional materials.

6.) Decisions of the selection committee are final.

Overall Rating
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  • It was a great time at a cool venue. Saw some great documentaries.

    March 2022
  • Ryan Barker

    Terrible Experience. Firstly, out of 30+ festivals held at movie theaters I've been a part of, this was the only one that required a specific style of DCP I did not have. I was emailed multiple times a week telling me I needed to spend money on that DCP package to be able to have my film shown. They gave me an estimate of $100.00 to create this. I reached out multiple times to the festival about showtimes/dates/nominees and NEVER got a response, from any of the emails I was provided. When I bit the bullet and had the DCP done, I was immediately given a $250.00 bill and was told I had to pay it in full or my film would not be shown. The festival has come and gone and I STILL have not heard from anyone other than the DCP company, outside of mass emails sent out telling filmmakers to purchase "AD Packages" as well as the DCP packages. OF course, this all comes after I paid the submission fee.

    February 2022
  • Javid Farahani

    It was an honor for me and thank you for your professional team⚘

    February 2022
  • Adam William Cahill

    Amazing festival!! Couldn't be there in person because of travel restrictions, but communication was fantastic, and interaction and promotion via social media was superb. I'll always contact CenFlo for future productions. A++

    January 2022
  • Daniele De Muro

    Honoured to have my short film"Horizon" at this beautiful Festival. I hope to submit a new project next year.

    January 2022