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)
October 8 (WARNING: All horror lineup. NOT kid friendly!)
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: email@example.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.