Join us at our new home in 2020, the Orlando Museum of Art!
(Florida filmmakers ONLY, please)
2020 SCREENING DATES (all shows begin at 2pm)
**THE FOLLOWING SCREENINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19**
October 25 (WARNING: All horror lineup. Not at all kid friendly!)z
**We will be in touch with filmmakers in regard to next steps soon.**
FilmSlam has been a destination for Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers in Central Florida and throughout the state!
Each screening will run for 60+ minutes and will be followed by a live Q&A on Facebook with the crew and cast of each film!
Don’t be shy! Have a question about a film in the line-up? Ask one of the filmmakers! We’re sure they would appreciate your feedback! After every screening, filmmakers, cast, crew, and cinephiles will gather to talk about the films they just watched, current projects, and more!
FilmSlam began as a project of University of Central Florida's Downtown Media Arts Center (DMAC) in 2005. When DMAC closed in 2006, our venue changed to Enzian Theater where we held screenings until October 2019. We will return for our 15th season at Orlando Museum of Art on Sunday, January 26th, 2020!
Be sure to follow us on social media! @TheFIlmSlam #FilmSlam
Each month our audience will chose their Top 3 films via ballot vote, in person, at a given screening. The Top 3 vote getters will be posted online on FilmSlam's Official website (www.thefilmslam.com) and our Facebook Page the Monday following the screening.
Monthly FilmSlam Audience Award winners will win a guaranteed screening at the 15th Annual Central Florida Film Festival!
There is NO entry fee, filmmakers! FilmSlam's submission period is open year round to all Florida Filmmakers. Film Students are also welcomed to submit their work for consideration. We are a Not Rated (NR) program and open to all genres of short film 20m minutes and under.
We may also feature themed screening programs! Past themed months have included; FemmeSlam (featuring an all-female lineup), #OrlandoUnited/PrideSlam (featuring films by LGBTQ+ filmmakers and those celebrating Orlando in a post-Pulse world), and HorrorSlam (featuring an all-horror, suspense, and sci-fi lineup).
Submissions for each screening month will be due by the 1st day of the previous month to allow time for programming and filmmaker notification. (Example: The deadline for a January screening would be December 1st.) Selected filmmakers will be notified 2-3 weeks prior to screening date. If your film is not selected for a given month, we will hold on to your entry for consideration for a future screening.
- 30 word, non-spoilery synopsis of plot or story.
- One (1) horizontal black and white OR color promotional still must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your submission. (No poster art please.)
FilmSlam will host 10 screenings a year at the Orlando Museum of Art. Each film accepted into FilmSlam will be allowed one (1) complimentary admission. FilmSlam has always been run as independently as the productions we screen so please help keep us going by inviting your crews, casts, friends, and family to your screening!