Southeastern University's Fire Film Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates short films that exhibit moral transformation through their characters and the experiences that guide these moral expeditions.

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Best Short Under 5 Minutes
Best Short Under 10 Minutes
Best Short Over 10 Minutes
Best Comedy
Best Production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Editing
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Short
Best Director
Audience Choice

-General Festival Invitation-

All film submissions are eligible to win People's Choice.

-Content Policy-

The Fire Film Festival welcomes and celebrates diverse creative voices in film. However, FFF reserves the right to refuse films that feature explicit or gratuitous, language, nudity, violence, or political content.

For further clarification or questions, please contact the festival office.

-Short Film Submissions-

1. By submitting to the festival, the applicant grants his or her consent to the festival to exhibit the submission in any form or method, as well as any production stills and associated materials in any of its media or exhibition efforts for perpetuity.

2. Submissions must be consistent with the thematic premise of the Fire Film Festival (featuring moral transformation of characters).

3. All film submissions must comply with the Fire Film Festival content policy.

4. All music included in each submission must be original or royalty free unless express written permission has been granted for the use of any copyrighted music.

5. Fire Film Festival will not accept films that have been submitted to previous years festivals, and the film must have been completed within the last three years.

6. Applicants submitting films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen subtitles in English.

7. In order to be considered for the festival, the applicant must fill out and submit a festival submission form for each entry by the deadline.

8. Collegiate filmmakers must be able to provide proof of current enrollment upon request.

9. Best 0-5 minute category and Best 6-10-Minute categories will be presented to the best collegiate narrative submissions within the respective total running time constraints: Best 5-Minute films must have a runtime within 2 minutes to 5 minutes and 45 seconds. Best 10-Minute films must have a runtime within 6 minutes to 10 minutes and 45 seconds. (i.e., a 5-minute submission must have a TRT within 02:00:00 and 05:45:00).

10. No substitutions, corrections or new drafts will be accepted once the film has been submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Had a great time at the Fire Film Festival 2023! My film Teddy was nominated for Best Student Short 0-5, Best Production Design and I was also up for Best Director!! The festival moved along nicely with a well rounded variety of films. My film ended up winning the Audience Choice Award which was such an honor! I am so blessed for having had such a wonderful experience! Go Fire!!

    March 2023
  • Amazing Film Fest! Wonderful line up of films, engaging workshops, and my film walked away with two awards! Will definitely be attending yearly and submitting future films!

    June 2021
  • Tyler Williams

    This was such an amazing festival experience! I loved everything about this festival. I especially loved the workshop with the Cinematographer Keith Slade and the opportunity to talk to him afterwards. I received a personalized swag bag with such amazing gifts inside, my favorite being the tape measure with a sticker that says, “For your film set needs”. The whole showing was really thrilling as well because it was at a Drive In Theater. People showed their support through honking their horns! The award was custom designed and takes a place in my office! Can’t wait to be back next year!!!!

    June 2021
  • Shawn Tapias

    Such a dope festival! It was so cool to watch the selected films at the Silver Moon Drive-in. Submit your films to this fest!

    March 2021
  • Harrison School for the Arts

    We enjoy attending the Revolution Film Festival at SEU each year!

    May 2017