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
  • Great job in difficult times. We were thrilled to have our film recognized and awarded.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hello Alexander, in spite of the time we are all going through, we have managed to succeed in supporting each other. Your dedication to completing content and meeting our requirements enabled us to highlight a truly tenacious production team. We look forward to seeing your future projects. Keep up the good work!

  • Blessing Egbe

    This is a very supportive festival. It is evident that the organisers have film makers in mind and care about the outcome of their films. Impressive indeed. Happy to have won the best director award too. Thank you Flow!!!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hello Blessing, We find it amazing that he response from abroad is growing with each passing season. We are grateful to you for participating in this endeavor and encouraging others to be a part of it. You will certainly be in the loop when our live events kick off, so that you and your team can engage with us in person. Can't wait!

  • Anna Haslehner

    Thank you so much for selecting our submission to receive the Best Music Video Award 2021! I am very happy and proud! :) Can't wait for the official announcement on your webpage and social media to spread the good news!!! :D

    October 2021
  • A very engaging festival and communication and experiences offered were unique and focused. Very proud to have my film included in this Festival!

    October 2021
  • This festival went above and beyond during COVID to create a really special experience for filmmakers. Their mission is incredible and consistent, and they had a well rounded selection of films. The most rewarding part of the experience for me was the events held throughout the week of the festival, all virtual for a COVID safe experience. These workshops and panels were supremely beneficial with a lot of talent and great learning opportunities. I will definitely be submitting again and was so glad to be a part of FLOW!

    October 2021