FLY Film Festival returns to Enid, Oklahoma August 4-5, 2023 at the Gaslight Theatre!

For the fourth consecutive year, we are excited to announce a cash prize for the LORD OF THE FLY award. A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best short, feature, documentary, or film product accepted into the festival. (Student films are not eligible for Lord of the Fly)

Added for 2023: Our judges will select the best actor and best actress across all entries!

ELIGIBILITY: Only U.S. produced films that have been accepted into the 2023 FLY Film Festival as official selections are eligible. Other prizes may be awarded. TBA

Encouraging, enthusiastic and expressive. Entering its 9th official year, FLY brings back the same mix of class and fun, but with always something new.

Our gorgeous venues and programs highlight YOU! When not at a screening, mingle in our VIP section, check out our restaurants and breweries or play a game!

We are looking for Films Like Yours! So send us your best!

Best Feature Length Film

Best Short Film

Best Oklahoma Feature Length

Best Oklahoma Short Film

Best Student Feature Length

Best Student Short Film

Best Documentary

Best Actor

Best Actress

Lord of the FLY

Additional special awards may be given.

2023 FLY Film Festival
Rules and Regulations

Submissions forms must be completed with current phone, email, and mailing address information. Incomplete information may cause your project to be removed from consideration as an official entry or for awards.

Each filmmaker with a project that has been accepted to this year’s festival will receive 2 Event Passes for the weekend.

By submitting an entry, you agree to hold FLY Film Festival staff and volunteers, associated businesses, organizations, and sponsors harmless from all claims and liabilities connected with your participation and/or entry into the festival.

Entrants retain all rights to films and screenplays (as well as associated publicity materials).

Submitting your project grants permission to FLY Film Festival organizers to use film clips and publicity materials for promotions for festival and films on tv, radio, print, website, and social media.

FLY Film Festival reserves the right to reject any submission.

Submission Fees will not be refunded for any reason.

You will be notified if your film has been accepted and has a scheduled screening time. FLY organizers will make final decisions on screening.


1. Any film made after January 1, 2020 is eligible as long as they follow all other rules & regulations.

2. Films that have aired on US television prior to the festival or are currently commercially available for purchase or viewing are not eligible.

3. Film-makers must have all rights associated to their project to enter or exhibit their film. This includes rights to any audio or visual materials used in the film or with promotional materials.

4. Films containing graphic violence towards children or animals, scenes of explicit sexual content (considered pornographic) or films that promote violence towards or against any group (political, racial, sexuality, etc.) will not be shown at the festival and may not be considered for awards. If you have questions about your film’s content, please contact FLY Film Festival coordinators.

5. FLY Film Festival reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason at any time.


1. Submit your film online at
Follow all instructions and rules. Fill out forms completely and accurately.
Make sure that you provide any passwords needed for judge’s viewing.

2. Multiple submissions are allowed but must be entered individually. Each film requires its own completed entry.

3. The submitting party must be either the producer or director of the film or author of the screenplay.

4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.

5. Submitted projects should not exceed 2 hours (120 minutes) in length, not including closing credits. Films that include scenes during the closing credits that continue the film’s narrative will be counted towards the total running time.


If notified of acceptance into the festival please make sure you have provided a downloadable copy of the project in the highest quality format possible, either through FilmFreeway or via email.

You do not have to be present to win. However, trophies will not be mailed to you. We will keep the trophies available for six months after the festival for the filmmaker to pick up or to make shipping arrangements. Shipping charges will be the responsibility of the filmmaker.

Thank you for your interest in FLY Film Festival!!!!

Overall Rating
  • Hui Tan

    It is my great honor to receive your announcement!
    I deeply appreciate FLY Film Festival to provide this opportunity for filmmakers to represent their films and share their experiences!
    Tan, Hui

    December 2022
  • arezoo khanjani

    Wonderful festival and perfect communication

    August 2022
  • I had a great time and was made to feel welcome and at home.

    August 2022
  • Great to meet so many who traveled so far for this festival…great fun and the quality of films…wow

    August 2022
  • Matt Jenkins

    This was an excellent festival. The screening venue was wonderful and great care was taken to show the movies. There was a great selection of shorts and features. The festival people were very nice and approachable. The festival trophies are unique. If a filmmaker is seeking a positive place to screen, the Fly Festival is the festival to enter.

    August 2022