FLOW (Florida 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, and the films that employ them. 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 and high quality contributions and the films and film industry stakeholders who employ them.

Film awardees will be guaranteed an onsite distribution offer in addition to their award.

Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, 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 in Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus More!

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
  • Kahra Keyes

    The best of the best film festival, even for music artists like myself! Top of the line in professionalism and positivity. Absolutely loved the added extra workshops, enjoyed getting to know everyone on a personal level even through Zoom. Would definitely submit again!

    June 2021
  • Juliette Storr

    Great festival. Awesome entrants and great organization.

    December 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Juiette! It was a pleasure meeting you. We look forward to seeing more of your excellent content this season.

  • Irina Hall

    We had a great experience at the FLOW Festival. We were honored to have our short film screen and our young actress win Best Actress. The festival team did a great job organizing virtual events to recreate the real festival experience even during the global pandemic. It was great to see the work of other talented filmmakers.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your recognition Irina! We all appreciate that we were able to present a semblance of what a live festival would offer. See you next season:).

  • Tejay Bah

    One of the best festival.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Congratulations on your distribution offers. Not many had the quality of content and story to be able to secure one. Kudos.

  • So happy to have our film Chapter 9 win an award at the FLOW Festival and Film Market! Kimberly and the rest of the crew were very communicative and accommodating, especially considering the forced online event due to COVID-19. A great job all around, and highly recommended!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hello Jake,
    Thank you so much for your warm commentary. Congratulations again! We look forward to your attendance and (live) interaction next season as a local filmmaker. Your project was certainly the most unique and we anticipate more of the like from you. Thank you for your support.