NOW IS THE TIME is the theme for this international FLORIDA based film festival hosted by actor Dean Cain. You see, we just don't want to show films, we want to challenge people of faith to get more engaged in faith-based films. So, NOW IS THE TIME to use the power of film and storytelling to celebrate the FAMILY!

The FLORIDA FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL will take place March 24 - 25, 2023 at JCFilms Studios - Orlando, FL. This international festival is all about family oriented projects and encouraging families to get more involved in faith. This festival also highlights and promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist inspiring faith and family based filmmakers.

During this two-day event, organizers will be hosting multiple workshops on film production, offering acting classes, celebrity Q&A events and even a BBQ networking social. One admission price of $75 for adults and $50 for students cover all festival activities. Dean Cain VIP Dinner $100 per person.

LOCATION
First Alliance Church - Orlando
3800 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, FL 32803

Participants are responsible for for their own accommodations.

​WHAT TO EXPECT?
Your itinerary during the festival is your decision. From attending workshops to watching films, our goal is to provide each participant unprecedented access to industry leaders in hopes to exchange ideas about the art and business of Christian film making.

CHRISTIAN FILM EVENTS hosts FIVE nationally recognized film festivals and conferences each year with a goal to educate and challenge Christian filmmakers. Here you will watch, learn, and network with the best in Christian films. You see, we believe NOW IS THE TIME for you to write that script, take that acting class, start that film production and get involved!

To see a sample Itinerary and get more information, please visit www.ChristianFilmEvent.com

AWARDS
BEST FEATURE FILM ($200 Award)
BEST SHORT FILM ($200 Award)
AUDIENCE CHOICE ($200 Award)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST STUDENT FEATURE
BEST STUDENT SHORT
BEST TRAILER
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
BEST ACTOR
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER

WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT:
* Screening movies directly in front of distributors
* You will get a distribution deal during the Festival
* Walk the red carpet and do interviews
* Meet industry and like-minded professionals
* Learn from the best in the industry & meet some of the best actors

Eligibility:
The FLORIDA FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL is open to anyone, anywhere around the world.

Festival Dates:
MARCH 24 - 24, 2023

Short Films:
Between 1 and 35 minutes

Feature Films:
36 minutes or more

Date of Production:
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2016.

Number of films per Producer:
Unlimited

Do I have to attend the festival?
No. But you are highly encouraged.

Submission Form:
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform.

Deadlines and Submission Fees:
March 23, 2023.
Feature films: $25
Short films: $15
Music Videos: $15
Trailer: $15
Screenplays: $15

Language:
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival.

Categories & Awards:
Best Short Film $200
Best Feature Film $200
Audience Choice $200

Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. Screening locations and times during the festival will be randomly selected.

Notification:
March 23, 2023

Projection:
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.

* * * NOT ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED * * *

Questions: Call 304-906-5957

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  • Joy Shannon

    Wonderful festival! Glad that my music video, Made By God was included!

    June 2022
  • LensArt House

    Greetings all! It has been a pleasure to have The Atonement officially selected to be screened at the festival. It meant a lot to us. We hope that this short film is to be impactful despite the limitations we had during the production in the pandemic. Thank you and God Bless!

    May 2022
  • Greetings. This is a great Festival but I think African films should have a separate category given the fact that the way the gospel is preached in the west is different from the one in Africa same way movies are done from different perspective

    May 2022
  • Very grateful to have been part of this festival.

    May 2022
  • A fun festival! I'm glad my film was able to be part of it.

    May 2022