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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • On behalf of our small team of hardworking creatives, it was an honor and a privilege to have 4 of our documentaries featured at FLOW and for DAISY to receive the prestigious Syble G. Award for Lifetime Documentary. We enjoyed our time networking with all the other creatives from all over the world and the kindness that FLOW organizer Kimberly Douglas and her amazing team showed all of us at the film festival. It was wonderful to see so many quality indie films on the big screen. Thank you!

    June 2022