Introducing the Florida Film Academy International Student Film Festival, bringing together the very best of student and youth filmmaking.

Our two day event will offer screenings of our selected films and our Winners Award Gala. Our location is the beautiful and historic Corazon Cinema in downtown St Augustine, FL.  

We have three categories across four age groups.  We're not asking you to work to a theme, we want you to do what you do best and surprise us with your creativity.

Selections will be announced across the submission period and up until the deadline of August 15th.

We also understand that you don't have Hollywood budgets, so we'll be looking for strength in storytelling, attention to detail and the best - and most creative - use of the filmmaking equipment you have.  

Selected filmmakers will receive free passes to the event for themselves, crew and cast.  

Share your passion for film with Florida Film Academy.

Winners will receive laurels and recognition for their work at our event and on our website.

Best Narrative High School
Best Narrative Grades 6-8
Best Narrative Grades 3-5
Best Narrative College
Best Animation College

Entries should be original work of the applicant.

Films must be made after January 1st 2017

Entry fees are non refundable

All films should have a run time of 10 minutes or less, please check your submission category for rules.

Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival.

We do not require premiere rights, but will give preference to films that have not been shared via social media/you tube etc

Proof of eligibility and parental permission if under 18 must be provided with your submission - please upload this on your filmmaker page

Films must be in English or have English subtitles

All films must be submitted as an online screener. If your film is selected an HD digital copy, DVD or Blu-ray copy is required for exhibiting. Additional publicity material will also be required.

Please make sure your filmmaker page is complete and includes a short synopsis, credits, director bio and headshot. Incomplete submissions may be disqualified.

You confirm that you have permission to enter this film and have cleared all copyright and IP requirements, including music.

You are responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to submit your work to this festival. Florida Film Academy International Student Film Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Additional Florida Film Academy International Student Film Festival is not responsible for loss or damage to any materials submitted to the festival.

If your film is accepted you grant the festival and their associated partners, employees and related entities the right to use footage, stills, titles and any likeness and biographical information on the filmmakers for promotional, marketing and screening purposes.

We do not accept films that contain or promote the following:

Excessive or gratuitous violence
Sexual references
Use of Illegal substances

We do not accept films in any category that advocate or support racial, cultural, religious, or gender bias.

Other than the College Category, films should be made by young filmmakers under the age of 18 at the time of production. Adult instruction, supervision or acting is allowed.

Entries will not be returned.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to ensure their work is copyright protected.

No payments will be made to screen films during the festival and entry into or selection by the festival is not a guarantee of a prize or award. Awards and prizes are subject to change.

Overall Rating
  • Had a excellent experience with this festival. They kept in constant communications with updates and distributed awards with prompt. This Festival has a bright future.
    Director - “Frederic” Student Short Film

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing Frederic with us Cory, I can’t tell you how much everyone enjoyed it. We’re excited to see more from you in the future.

  • The Florida Film Academy International Student Film Festival was absolutely beautiful. I was greeted by my name and escorted to the theater by two professional and hospitable FFAISFF staff members. The fellowship, films, and films were wonderful. The intimate atmosphere was breath of fresh air. My film GASP was awarded 2nd Place and I was honored to receive the kind recognition. Job well done!

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Constance, it was so lovely to meet you. Gasp is a beautiful and genuinely important film, I hope it reaches as wide an audience as possible. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to include it in the Festival. I’m looking forward to seeing your next project.