The Florida environmental film festival's purpose is education and literacy through films.
Our selection of films (shorts, documentaries, and feature films) will offer the audience an accessible medium through films and speakers to discuss critical thinking with the audience. We will be soliciting speakers and filmmakers to be available after the film showing to answer questions from the audience for educational benefits (in person). Our hope is that this will broaden the audience's knowledge of the environment in Florida through speakers and films.

FEFF wants to screen locally made films and international films that show creativity and diversity on the environmental impacts of Florida and a better way forward.
We only accept submissions FilmFreeway.

We base our final film selections on these five questions:

1. Does the film present a narrative that a Florida audience could appreciate?
2. In particular, does the film address an issue that impacts the Florida environment?
3. Does the film present a concise, easily understood solution-based story?
4. Conversely, does the film promote a person, a group, politics, or religion?
5. Does the film come across as intelligent, resourceful, and respectful?

*When you submit, you MUST submit with a JPEG film poster, with an Image size (px) W: 480 x H: 640 245KB with the director's name and title so we can use it for advertisement and social media.

Awards & Prizes is a screening of the film and advertisement on social media.

*Please have a film poster (film name and director) in jpeg of your film in high resolution (see RULES); otherwise, we cannot promote your film on the website or post for social media advertisement.


RULES - We only accept submissions through FilmFreeway.

1) You MUST submit a JPEG film poster, with an Image size (px) W: 480 x H: 640 245KB with the director's name and title of the film.

2) You MUST submit a brief on your film.

3) You MUST submit with a Youtube or Vimeo account that we can use as a link (for the attendees), and you are responsible for a password to protect your film if you want one.

All submissions must include a high-quality JPEG film poster, a summary of what the film is about, and a link to Youtube or Vimeo; otherwise, we will not select it.

*WE DO NOT offer fee waivers, so please do not email us; we will not open the links and delete the email. It would not be fair to the filmmakers who pay.

We are only looking for environmental, ecologically-minded films that present causes, effects, and solutions to Florida. The filmmaker will receive notification through email.
We base our final film selections on these five questions:

1. Does the film present a narrative that a Florida audience could appreciate?.
2. In particular, does the film address an issue that impacts the Florida environment?
3. Does the film present a concise, easily understood solution-based story?
4. Conversely, does the film promote a person, a group, politics, or religion?
5. Does the film come across as intelligent, resourceful, and respectful?

- We only accept submissions FilmFreeway.
- We only accept submissions that specify the environmental issues being filmed.
_ We only accept digital submissions (i.e., private Vimeo links or similar online video services like Youtube. It must be a cinema-quality high-definition film.
- All submissions must include a high-quality JPEG film poster with an Image size (px) W: 480 x H: 640 245KB with the director's name and title of the film.
- And please have a summary of the film.
- By submitting, you agree you are authorized to submit the film for screenings, and you agree for your film to be screened at our venues.
- By submitting, you agree to share your data with the festival for promotional purposes.
- All submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.
- Student films have special discounts.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
FEFF will not take responsibility for returning films submitted; once selected as a part of the official festival, a film may not pull out of the festival or withdraw its submission.

By submitting films, the undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Florida Environmental Film Festival, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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  • Zach Steinhauser

    FEFF was great to work and very thankful for their help as there were certain things I forgot to submit and they helped get me sorted and have everything submitted in time for the their decision! Highly recommend.

    August 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We enjoy seeing new filmmakers getting their feet wet for a great cause! Nice Job, and we hope to see more films from you.

  • William Freund

    A wonderful festival with great communication from the organizers. They worked hard especially during these extra hard times!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, it was an honor to show your films. The question, how do you save an endangered species with the growth Florida is seeing today and into the future, and to survive naturally?

    Both are superb educational films that should be seen by young people, new residents of the state, and every developer before they are allowed to introduce a new housing development. It focuses on the habitat of the Florida panther, in part, because it is an endangered species. However, it addresses both immediate and long-term needs.

  • Mecuate Astrophytum

    It was an honor to share screen with other directors interested in giving visibility to enviromental problems and solutions.
    Thanks to the Festival to make spaces to show enviromental and nature films.

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you. In Metztitlan, the filmmakers open our eyes to the idea of endangered plant life. and how, not just the moral issues of protecting that plant life, but how protecting that plant life can and should become and economic engine for the people. This is a quietly uplifting film that asks to to listen rather than yell at you about environmental sensibility.

  • Great Festival - An Honour to be part of indeed!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    The film A voyage Against Time is an international collaboration about the perils of a world problem; the need for clean water. We must act against the ruination of water so to ensure the preservation of all cultures. This film complements the more technical and scientific films by giving us a down-to-earth and impassioned narrative that is not only understandable by a Floridian audience but should impassion them to be as proactive with our local environment. As such, we would like to compliment the director and narrator for their remarkable film that should be seen by a broad an audience as possible.

  • Yu Chen

    Excellent event!this is a huge honore for being selected!

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was an honor to screen your film Yu Chen. A beautiful produced film about the dystopian world of waste management. It is quietly powerful.