Florida's original FILMSLAM is back!

Join us each month at the Orlando Museum of Art!
(Filmmakers: We can only accept submissions from Florida filmmakers at this time.)

We are open for submissions YEAR ROUND! Please disregard the information in the Dates & Deadlines box to the right!

2023 MONTHLY SCREENING DATES (all shows begin at 2pm)
January 15
February 19
March 12
April 16
May 7
June 18
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8 (WARNING: All horror lineup. NOT kid friendly!)
November 5
December 10

FilmSlam is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which hosts a monthly, in-person screening series. It has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening and networking community for independent filmmakers of all skill levels in Central Florida, and throughout the state of Florida!

Each screening will run for 60+ minutes and will be followed by a live-streamed Q&A 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 the DMAC closed in 2006, our venue changed to Enzian Theater where we held screenings until October 2019. Our newest chapter of FilmSlam history continues at the Truist Theater inside the beautiful Orlando Museum of Art! Come see us!

Be sure to follow us on social media! @TheFIlmSlam #FilmSlam

Our audience will choose their Top 3 films during each screening via ballot vote in person.

Each month's Top 3 films will be posted online on FilmSlam's Official website (www.thefilmslam.org) and across our social media channels shortly after each screening. [Please note: Our new website is currently under construction. Pardon our digidust!)

Monthly FilmSlam Audience Award winners will win a guaranteed Central Florida Film Festival screening!

There is NO submission fee, filmmakers! Please help keep us fee-free by purchasing a ticket to each month's screening and inviting your friends, family, crews, and casts!

FilmSlam's submission period is open YEAR-ROUND to all Florida Filmmakers. Film students are always welcome to submit their work for screening consideration.

All FilmSlam screenings are Unrated (NR) and open to all genres of short films 20m minutes and under. Films over 20 minutes may be programmed at the discretion of our selections committee.

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).

- A logline or up to 30-word, non-spoiler-y synopsis of your film.
- One (1) horizontal promotional still from your film. Please email images to: jen@thefilmslam.com. (No poster art or behind-the-scenes images, please.)

FilmSlam hosts 12 screenings a year at the Orlando Museum of Art. Each film accepted into FilmSlam will be allowed one (1) complimentary admission.

FilmSlam is independent as the productions we screen (only two of us are running this show!), so please help keep us going by inviting your crews, casts, friends, and family to your screening! Admission to each screening is $11 per person.

Overall Rating
  • Don't know what happened with this festival. They never reply to my emails so I don't know that my film was even shown. The links they sent were wrong, the dates in the email were from 2020. Was is held at the OMA like it says it was or at Enzian like the link to get tickets said?

    February 2023
  • Adam Duckworth

    Wonderful event to debut my short film. Jen is amazing.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Adam! We can't wait to see more of your work!

  • Sarah Goras

    Always great attending this festival!

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    A FilmSlam OG! Thank you for your unwavering support of us throughout the years, Sarah!

  • Great festival! Nice people! Love the location!

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Dale! Orlando Museum of Art has been very kind to us and to our filmmakers. We couldn't be more grateful!

  • Sawyer Ique

    Thank you for selecting my short film “The Night of Interruptions!”

    I hope to submit more short films to FilmSlam in the future.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    We hope to see more of your work, Sawyer! Keep going!!