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!

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.

Prizes are sponsored by SunCoast Credit Union.

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, 2023. Additionally, if the film is selected for the film festival, this term will extend through July 31, 2024. 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
  • Happy to be part of this festival, Thanks selecting my film 😊

    July 2023
  • Three cheers for F5 FPP

    August 2022
  • Hui Tan

    I deeply appreciate the opportunity from F5 FPP Financial Focus FilmFest, which also provide a great platform for our filmmakers to communicate and learn from each others!

    July 2022
  • Ramsses Ali Quesada

    It was great. I definitely hope to participate in the next event. Thank you.

    June 2022
  • Khalid Khan

    Financial Focus FIlmFest is edutainment-oriented event with stimulating films that rivet the interest of audience. It is a mentorship program for financial wizards at large. FPP is known for its swift communication, well-disposed hospitality and galvanised networking.

    June 2022