The Flamingo Film Festival is dedicated to exhibiting the international short films and videos produced by student filmmakers. For the past five 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 Special FX
Best Art Direction

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2019 FFF Submission Guidelines
*Carefully read these 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, 2017. 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 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 22nd, 2019 (EST). Extended deadlines are at the discretion of Festival Organizers.

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 22nd, 2019. 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 material and videos 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. Just shoot us an email!

H) Festival Dates, Locations, Times, Prices, Parking (*Subject to change.*)
1– Screening Dates:
Saturday, April 27th, 2019

2 – Times:
Program #1 - 1 pm
Program #2 - 4 pm

3 – Location:
Florida Atlantic University - Davie Campus
3200 College Avenue
Liberal Arts Building Auditorium - Room 120
Davie, Florida 33314
United States

4 – Price:
The 2019 edition of the Flamingo Film Festival is FREE. (Cash donations accepted.)

5 – Parking:
Parking is FREE in Lot K. (South of the baseball field.)

I) Sponsorship
1 – The 6th Annual Flamingo Film Festivals thanks the following for their 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, FilmFreeway, Black Iron Films, Papa John's, Jersey Mike's, and Mirart.

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, postcards, website, and social media sites.

J) Questions/Inquiries?
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Overall Rating
  • 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.

  • Exceptional festival run by individuals who really care about the craft. Communication from start to finish was very professional. Top festival for showcasing student creativity and talent from across the globe. Thank you for screening my film and providing an opportunity to share it with an international audience.

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words, Scott! We hope to see your films again. And congrats on the award!

  • W. Trent Welstead

    The organizers were very friendly, and communication was efficient!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words, Trent! We enjoyed your film!

  • The festival is good and full of good films

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Barzan! We hope to see your films again next year!

  • 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!