A fun filled three day event at the state of the art Epic Theatre in Mount Dora, Florida (40 minutes from Disney World) over the weekend of September 6th through September 8th. Networking opportunities, panel discussions, screenings, excellent award show with guest presenters. Filmmaker meet and mingle networking functions will be held each night in the lounge at the theater.

All official selections receive one (1) free daily Moviewatcher 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 elaborate award show.

The categories for the 2019 14th Annual CENFLO Film Festival are:

BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC FEATURE
BEST COMEDIC SHORT
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT
BEST SUSPENSE/HORROR SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATED PROJECT
BEST FOREIGN PROJECT
BEST STUDENT PROJECT (College or High School)
BEST FLORIDA PROJECT
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

1. Submitted film MUST have been completed AFTER June 1st, 2018

2. Decisions of the selection committee are final.

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

4. All projects that are accepted into the festival must be submitted on DCP format for exhibition at the festival theater. General submissions on FilmFreeway DO NOT have to be submitted in DCP format.

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

6. Filmmakers will allow clips from their projects to be used for advertising and promotion of the festival.

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  • I felt very welcome and appreciated as a filmmaker at this festival. Look forward to next year where I will definitely submit more of my original work.

    November 2018
  • Stephen Wise

    I was really impressed with the programming for this festival. In particular, the panels were really helpful to filmmakers.

    November 2018
  • 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