The Flamingo Film Festival is dedicated to exhibiting the international short films and videos produced by student filmmakers. For the past three years, this event held, in South Florida, has honored outstanding narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated projects created by students while enrolled in a college, university or other post-secondary institution. It is the goal of the Flamingo Film Festival to continue to encourage student creativity and to recognize achievement in the film and video medium.

Awards & Prizes

Best Overall
Best Narrative Fiction
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Music Video

Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Special FX
Best Art Direction

Rules & Terms

2017 FFF Submission Guidelines
*Please carefully read these guidelines before filling out the entry form.*

A) Guidelines
1 – Entrant must be enrolled as a student at a university, college or other post-secondary institution at the time of production. Therefore, entrant must include proof of student status at the time of production. Please include a copy of a current student ID with your entry or email it to FAU Alumni may submit films.

2 – Films and videos are limited to 20 minutes or less.

3 – Multiple submissions are allowed. However, each submission must be accompanied by the $10 (USD) entry fee.

4 – Films and videos must be completed on or after January 1, 2015.

5 – Foreign language films must be subtitled in English for festival exhibition.

6 – A completed entry form must accompany each film or video. All forms, fees and films or videos must be received by the submission deadline. Only complete entries will be processed.

7 – Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authorization to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

8 – Entrant permits usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print and at live Festival events.

B) Submissions
1 – All Submissions will be through FilmFreeway. Regular deadline is MIDNIGHT APRIL 1, 2017 (EST). An extended deadline in not available at this time.

C) Notifications
1 – All entrants will be notified by email or FilmFreeway when their film or video has been received.

2 – For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high-resolution stills from the film and at least one high-resolution photograph of the film’s director. Publicity and press materials will not be returned and become property of the film festival. The Flamingo Film Festival has permission to use excerpts from any accepted film for promotional purposes.

3 – If accepted, entrants will be notified by email on or before April 13th, 2017. A student filmmaker will need to provide a downloadable .mov or mp4 via Dropbox, Google Drive, FilmFreeway, or Vimeo to screen.

D) Entry Fees
1 – Submission Fee is $10 (USD) per entry. That's cheap!

E) Returns
1 – Due to the large number of entries received, submission materials and videos will not be returned.

F) Categories and Awards
1 – Flamingo Film Festival reserves the right and has discretion to change submission category for an entry.

2 – The Festival strives to recognize student achievements in film and video. Therefore, the Festival will be juried and competitive. Payment of the entry fee does not guarantee a screening. The Festival jury will present awards to films and videos selected as best in whatever categories they see fit. There is no cash awards at this time.

G) Travel and Accommodations
1 – This is the sole responsibility of the entrant. However, in some circumstances, assistance in finding accommodations may be provided. Just shoot us an email!

H) Festival Dates, Locations, and Times (*Tentative and subject to change.*)
1- Screening Dates:
April 29th, 2017

2 - Times:
Program #1 - 11 a.m.
Program # 2 - 2 p.m.
Program #3 - 4 p.m.
Program #4 - 7 p.m.
(*2017 FFF Film Program TBD)

3 - Locations:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I) Sponsorship
1 - The 4th Annual Flamingo Film Festivals thanks the following for their support: Florida Atlantic University, Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, Black Iron Films and Publix.

2 - If you're interested in sponsoring the FFF, feel free to send us an email. All sponsors will be verbally thanked prior to screenings and placed in the festival program, as well as on festival posters and postcards.

J) Questions/Inquiries?
Email us at

3 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Javad Daraei

    I loved the atmosphere with all the people and could network very well.. It was well organized and an amazing experience for a young filmmaker like me.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see your work in the future!

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    Tristan White

    The festival experience was good. A receptive atmosphere for new filmmakers and a good viewing experience for patrons.

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for coming out! Hope to see you again!

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    weiye Su

    it is a good film festival.

    May 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you in 2017!