FPP believes in the power of entertainment used to help others learn (Walt Disney called it “edutainment”). The F5 initiative is intended to engage financial educators to show them the benefits of teaching financial topics using content that entertains, informs, and influences. Further, the film work will provide Florida learning leaders resources they can incorporate into their lesson plans.

The desired outcome is to get students of all ages watching your short film/video in classrooms across Florida. When they do, our next generation of Floridians will be better prepared for their financial future.

FPP is not looking for boring, industry teaching videos! Funny, dramatic, thought-provoking content, related to personal finance, that engages the audience is an essential for this Call for Submissions!

I Have Filmmaking Skills, But I Don’t Know Much About Finance . . .
Rest assured, FPP is here to help filmmakers with their financial knowledge if they have the talent to tell an engaging story! FPP is thrilled to connect filmmakers with a mentor to help with that aspect of the production. What FPP wants most is your story-telling talent!

FPP will create lesson plans around your film (if selected) opening up the possible audiences for your work.

Contact FPP@FloridaProsperityPartnership.org to be connected with a Financial Knowledge Mentor right away!

Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP) exists to promote financial stability and economic prosperity for all Floridians. FPP is a 501(c)3 non-profit coalition of several hundred non-profit, for-profit and quasi-government entities working with low- to moderate-income (LMI) individuals and households to become more financially stable, secure, and hopefully prosperous. FPP actively partners with its member agencies, giving them a bigger, more influential voice, and increasing their capacity to impact their local communities. FPP has the reach and connections to help your work be seen by many!

Judge’s Award – Short Film (23 minutes or under)

Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Films must relate to personal finance, explicitly or otherwise. Some films may be selected for the film festival that will not be selected for final award judging. 23 minute Maximum. Must be in English or Spanish with English captions.

Audience Choice Award – Either Category

Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Films must relate to personal finance, explicitly or otherwise. Some films may be selected for the film festival that will not be selected for final award judging. 23 minute Maximum. Must be in English or Spanish with English captions.

Films must be related to personal finance in some way - explicit or otherwise. Only films in English and/or Spanish (with English Captions) will be accepted.

Event date is subject to change.


I hereby state that I own the copyright to the film I am representing and its contents, or have been granted the legal authority by the copyright holder, and indemnify Florida Prosperity Partnership (FPP) and all its employees, contractors and volunteers of any damages relating to the copyright of the film.


The filmmaker retains all rights of ownership and distribution for the film. FPP shall make this film available for viewing through Spondulics, FPP’s financial edutainment application, until December 31, 2022. Additionally, if the film is selected for the film festival, this term will extend through July 31, 2023. FPP may also, from time-to-time, use all or part of the film in a meeting or conference type setting (in-person or virtual) to build awareness and support for its financial edutainment initiative. At all times, FPP must acknowledge the filmmakers for their work.


The Filmmaker agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless FPP and its directors, officers, other employees, affiliates, sublicensees, and agents from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, demands, and defense costs (including reasonable expert’s and attorneys' fees), judgments and other expenses (collectively “Losses”) arising out of or on account of the Filmmaker’s breach or alleged breach of any of the terms, warranties, or representations of this Agreement except to the extent such Losses are caused by the breach by FPP of its obligations under this Agreement.

This provision shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.


Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement or any breach of it shall be settled by arbitration according to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association; and judgement upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement for costs and reasonable attorney fees.

The determination of the arbitrator in such proceeding shall be final, binding, and non-appealable.

Nothing contained in this clause shall preclude any party from seeking and obtaining any injunctive relief or other provisional remedy available in a court of law.


Not all films that are accepted into the film festival will qualify for final judging. FPP, at its sole discretion, will choose a certain number of films to fit into a time schedule that will be judged for the top prizes. Other films, that have been chosen, will play at other times throughout the festival but will not qualify for the top prizes.

Non-US Winners

If a film is submitted from a foreign entity where award dollars are sent out of the United States, there will be a 20% charge for processing.


By submitting your film, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree with all of the above.

Overall Rating
  • Thanks for the selection of 'preferentes' : a real bank scam in spain.

    June 2021
  • The staff at Financial Focus FilmFest, made the process of submitting painless and simple, which is exactly what we needed after throwing every penny and every person-hour we could at our humble film.
    We thank the F5 FPP Financial Focus FilmFest, for all of the additional support and great films in this year's schedule and we cant wait for next year's festival!

    Jefferson Elliott
    Director "Sidewalk Entrepreneurs"

    June 2021
  • It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to participate in this filmfest. It was remarkable; well put together and the staff and volunteers were helpful and supportive. This was an experience I will never forget and I am so appreciative of receiving the Audience Choice Award for my short film, "That Gone Darn Scam." What an unforgettable evening with many talented filmmakers showing their awesome work!

    June 2021
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    What a superlative and delightfully professional film festival! We were honored to have are film "Sour Lemons", receive an Official Selection Finalist laurel to this fantastic organization (FPP). Bill and his festival team are truly running a smart, important, and educationally centered film fest addressing contemporary financial issues. It was amazing to be given the opportunity to attend the event live in progress, and have the audience give feedback on the films through the audience awards. I highly recommend all filmmakers submit to this excellent organization. Thanks FPP!

    June 2021
  • We are very honored to have our film chosen to be a part of this important festival. Great people and brilliant concept! Thank you!

    June 2021