NOTICE: COVID-19 has forced this year's festival to shift to a streaming platform. Therefore, on April 12th we made the decision to eliminate entry fees. The extended deadline (April 15th) is still intact. Deadline waiver codes will be available upon request thru April 19th. You can watch live thru on April 25th, times and films TBD. Follow us at our social media feeds for updates! We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Flamingo Film Festival is dedicated to exhibiting the international short films and videos produced by student filmmakers. For the past six installments, this event, held in sunny South Florida, has honored outstanding dramatic, documentary, experimental, music video, and animated projects created by students while enrolled in a college, university or other post-secondary institution. It's the goal of the Flamingo Film Festival to continue to encourage student creativity, recognizing achievements in film and video.

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

Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best SFX (Practical/Props/Makeup/Costume/Set)
Best VFX (Digital/Compositing/Mo-Cap/Matte)
Best Art Direction

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2020 FFF Submission Guidelines
*Carefully read the guidelines before submitting your film.*

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, the 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 students and alumni are encouraged to 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 USD entry fee, determined by Festival Organizers.

4 – Films and videos must be completed on or after January 1, 2018. A rough cut may be considered, provided that if selected, a final cut of the film is made available at least two weeks before scheduled programming.

5 – Foreign language films must be subtitled and/or captioned in English.

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 authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content within the entry.

8 – Entrant permits usage of video clips and production stills (photos) from the entry for promotional use online, on television and radio, in print, and at live festival events.

B) Submissions
1 – All Submissions will be through FilmFreeway. Regular deadline is 11:59 PM (EST), MARCH 21st, 2020. Extended deadline is 11:59 PM (EST), April 15th, 2020. Deadline waivers available upon request and until April 19th.

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 the 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 20th, 2020. A student filmmaker will need to provide a downloadable .mov or mp4 via Dropbox, Google Drive, FilmFreeway, or Vimeo to screen.

4 – If not accepted, the festival does not offer technical nor critical feedback of films.

D) Entry Fees
1 – Submission Fee is $10 (USD) per entry. That's cheap! Discounts and waivers are at the discretion of Festival Organizers.

E) Returns
1 – Due to a large number of entries received, any physical submissions of materials will not be returned.

F) Categories and Awards
1 – Flamingo Film Festival reserves the right and has the discretion to change the 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 are no cash awards.

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

H) Festival Dates, Locations, Times, Prices, Parking (*Subject to change.*)
1– Screening Date: April 25, 2020

2 – Times: Program #1 - TBD | Program #2 - TBD

3 – Location:

4 – Price: The Flamingo Film Festival is FREE to attend.

5 – Parking: FREE and on your couch!

I) Sponsorship
1 – The 7th Annual Flamingo Film Festivals thanks the following for their continued support: Florida Atlantic University, Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, Florida Atlantic University School of Communication & Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University Peace, Justice & Human Rights, Florida Atlantic University Academic Service-Learning, FilmFreeway, Black Iron Films, Tate's Comics & Toys, and our private donors.

2 – If you're interested in sponsoring, 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, postcards, website, and social media sites.

J) Questions/Inquiries/Contact

Overall Rating
  • safeer Manzoor

    That was very well planned and organized, In the time of with pandemic it was a great effort. Thanks to the team of " Flamingo Film Festival "

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Safeer. Glad you could join us!

  • Jack Fanburg

    Excellent film festival. Organizers were very communicative and helpful.

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Jack!

  • Just wish we could have gone!!!

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    We feel the same way. Glad you could tune in though.

  • Kristi Tethong

    Hi Flamingo
    Thanks so much for including The Visit in 2020's festival. Crazy times - and all the more reason to share stories with eachother. Good job keeping it going!
    Kristi Tethong

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Kristi!

  • thank you for taking the time to organize the festival and giving "I am Zal" the chance to be a part of this great event. for me, it was a golden opportunity and I look forward to the future editions. keep up the good work!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Hooman. "I am Zal" was well received! We hope to see some of your films again and wish you continued success.