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 unless otherwise refused by the production in writing. 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' group. 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!

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  • We're so proud to have "Retribution" selected for the 2022 festival!

    FLOW made it such an easy and communicative process. I cannot stress how nice it is for a festival to stick to their dates. And they downloaded my film straight from here, so it couldn't have been easier. I am so very grateful to have been shown at this female-focused festival and I cannot wait to submit again!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Julia,

    Thank you so much for your glowing review! Your project was very nuanced and impactful. We appreciate the value you brought this season and are looking forward to hosting you in the future.

  • Malcolm Ellis

    We had such a good time at this festival! It is small but growing quickly due to their enthusiasm and ambition. Kimberly and her team were amazing hosts and made the whole event very special. It was a close, intimate event and a great opportunity to meet with other filmmakers. Put this one on your list!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Malcolm!

    Congratulations on your win! Thank you for your attendance with your amazing team. It was a pleasure getting to know you. Keep up the great work and we hope to see you again next season.

  • Cathy Tyson

    I saw about three films online that Flow festival selected. I really liked them. One was about a young black girl of about ten who was an inventor.
    Im particulary happy as my film, Lilian, won Best Picture at Flow. They have said that distributors would possibly be in touch and Ive been offered an pitching opportunity on iPitch. Communication with Flow was good. I was offered a Q and A very late in the day, so I couldnt do it. But I offered another day but they must have been too busy to reply. I understand how busy it must be.
    I attended one event on NPT,s . Kimberely kindly explained to me what they were when I asked. I had to leave the event early. I,m grateful for being introduced to what they are. I feel that there could be an extreme beginners class on this. Thank you to Flow for the opportunity for my short to be shown. And a huge thank you for selecting Lilian for the Best Picture win. It means so much to myself and actress Katy Brittain and indeed the whole crew.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Cathy,

    It was our pleasure hosting you virtually this season. We hope your trip to Spain was productive. Congratulations on your well-deserved win and we will see you next season!

  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Robert,

    Thank you for your submission and congratulations on your win! We look forward to hearing about the progress of your project. Hopefully we can host you in person in the future.

  • Helia Behrooz

    Thank you to FLOW festival for giving us the opportunity to showcase our short “A Morsel of Love”.
    Long live FLOW!

    June 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Helia,

    Thank you for sharing your unique and inspiring project. It was thought provoking for our audience as well as our judges. We look forward to seeing more from you in the future. Keep up the excellent work!