FLOW (Florida Leaders Opening Worlds) Film Festival and Film Market is an international Film Festival that focuses primarily on promoting women in the film industry in non-traditional senior and leadership roles. Our mission is to encourage the growth of opportunities for women in important and male-dominated positions in the film industry, to fight gender bias and pave the way for an aspiring new generation of female film makers, through highlighting both their significant contributions and the films and film industry stakeholders who employ them.

Selections will be provided an NFT of their poster art upon request by the production in writing, for a fee. Awardees will be guaranteed an onsite distribution offer, agency representation opportunity and iPitch membership in addition to their statuette and laurels. Winning screenplay will receive a table read presenttation by a local South Florida actors. Winners are also invited to submit to Miami Webfest for direct screening! (Contact organizer with winning laurel for details.)

Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best of Fest, Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Made in Florida, Best Documentary, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Score,Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus boutique awards exclusive to our FLOW Family!

Content submitted to FLOW festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials (such as the festival program) and in our press and marketing activity (this can include presenting films that we have selected to the press). The filmmaker gives us the right to use the name of the film and the images submitted for the uses listed.

Once a film is officially accepted to the festival, the filmmaker can no longer withdraw it from the festival lineup. The filmmaker is also responsible for submitting the screening materials at least four weeks before the festival. If the screening will be a world premiere, please let us know as we will do our best to promote to the local community, and please keep us abreast of production and marketing activities!

FLOW Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (about 1 minute or less) from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless FLOW Film Festival and its assignees, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Filmmakers must provide CLEAN POSTERS (no laurels) as well a list of all women and their corresponding positions. We appreciate submissions that are in MP4 format rounded up or down to the nearest :00. Include closed-captioning or subtitles for audience inclusion. Please also link the festival to your social media accounts so that we can promote your involvement!

Overall Rating
  • A great film festival... They do everything to promote your film... Taner Barlas, who played in our film Around the same table, was awarded the best supporting actor award. This is a great pleasure for all of us... Thank you very much for everything.

    July 2023
  • Eha Urbsalu

    Great festival for female filmmakers, and in general for indie filmmakers. A truly international mix of great projects from around the world. Kimberly and the crew are so supportive and kind.

    June 2023
    Response from festival:


    Your participation this year was delectable. Your presence and generosity are palpable. We are honored that you chose to screen with us and our virtual audience has made a point to reach out regarding your remarkable project. Thank you for adding so much value to our event and our organization! #VikingBeautySecrets

  • Patryk Wezowski

    Our film has been screened at the FLOW Festival and it was great! Wonderful team of organizers and very helpful!

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Hi Patryk,

    Your film was timely and well received. The audience agrees! Thank you for your insight into our organization and for your intimiate participation in making this season a success. We eagerly anticipate your involvement for Season 5.

  • Reyhaneh Nabiyan

    "I am delighted to have participated in your festival, and it is an honor for me to have become a member of the family of your festival."❤️

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Hi Reyhaneh,

    Congratulations on your auspicious screenwriting career. We look forward to following your trajectory. It is an honor to have you join our FLOW Family!

  • Maryam Rahimi

    Festival meraviglioso e organizzato molto bene, grazie mille

    June 2023
    Response from festival:

    Mille grazie a te, Maryam!