A festival at the heart of Florence city, Italy, dedicated and organized for romance and love story films. We are looking for stories that highlight love. We love heart-warming, romantic and feel-good films. All sub-genre (i.e. comedy, action & adventure) are welcome.

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Films have to be submitted only via FilmFreeway.

Films must not be more than three (3) years old and have no prior released versions on Social Media or other public video platforms: Youtube, Vimeo, etc.

Submission fee is not refundable. If a submitted film is withdrawn for any reason, there is no policy for refund. Submission fee has to be made at the point of submission.

Filmmakers should have all required rights and releases for all the persons presented, possess the rights or have permission to make use all images, music and content that is included in the entry.


All films accepted to screen at the festival must be in PAL, DOLBY DIGITAL SOUND. Films accepted to screen at the festival must be submitted on a thumb drive and sent by mail. In addition, the submitter must provide a tracking number of the parcel and a link to a backup copy of the film online.

Due to theater requirements, the theater must have a physical copy of the film.
Florence Romance International Film Festival does not mail back thumb drive or copies of the film unless a prepaid envelope has been received from the filmmaker. Thumb drives will be given back to filmmakers at the festival.


By submitting to Florence Romance International Film Festival we have the right to preview your film. If accepted, filmmaker must submit the film in the requested format.

Florence Romance International Film Festival holds the right to withhold this video file for Florence Romance International Film Festival archives. If accepted you fully grant Florence Romance International Film Festival the non-exclusive right, royalty-free and license to showcase this film/video during the festival.

Entrant(s) agree that clips from the entry and all publicity material submitted can be used for promotional purposes on radio, television, in print, web and at live events.

The submitter/filmmaker will indemnify and exempt Florence Romance International Film Festival from and against all kinds claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses that might be incurred for any reason including trademark copyright, credits, screening, publicity and loss of or damage to the material.


The venue will be confirmed and announced at least a month before the date of the event.

Subject to change. The satisfaction and well-being of everyone is our priority. Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID pandemic, the organisers are dependent on the health measures and requirements imposed by the Italian government. Please be guided and updated by our website and social media accounts.

Overall Rating
  • Well organized with excellent communication. Will most definitely participate on the next event.

    July 2024
  • The incredible welcome we received is unmatched by other festivals. This isn't to take away from other festivals. It is to speak to how involved and inspirational Ricardo is with indie film. We we're honored to be there and look forward to returning...Thank you so much , Ricardo!

    June 2022