We are the tropical Hollywood Florida Film Festival with warm beaches and amazing nightlife. Nestled twenty minutes from Miami and ten minutes from Fort Lauderdale. It's the best festival under the Florida sunshine. Known as Hollywood by the sea...

We are giving 1st, 2nd and Accolade awards for excellence in filmmaking in all categories. All filmmakers will also receive a goodie bag from our sponsors full of goodies. Invited to the filmmaker's breakfast social, red carpets and after parties.

YOU MUST LABEL YOUR SCREENER & ENVELOPE WITH FILM'S CATEGORY. For example: Professional Feature (PF), Professional Short (PS), Professional Documentary (PD), Int'l Collegiate Short Narrative (SS), Int'l Collegiate Narrative (SN), Int'l Collegiate Documentary (SD), Int'l Collegiate Animation (SA).

We do not require a press kit to be sent with your preview. If your film is selected, we will then request materials as described under "Check List" in each category. While you need not provide ALL these items, you may refer to this list for guidance.

Your entry through filmfreeway.com authorizes us to show clips on televison for marketing and/or news programs. If you receive early acceptance, all press material must be received by December 15th for professional categories only.

-Student status
-Name of school & city
-School contact

We only notify of acceptance, but if at any time you want to inquire about the status of your film, please email info@hfff.info You must indicate FilmFreeway #, which competition, which category, and title of film in order for us to help you.

If selected, your entry through filmfreeway.com authorizes us to show clips on television for marketing and/or news programs. If a film is selected, filmmaker authorizes the film to play again if it wins an award or selected for future outreach screenings in selected HFFF venues within the same year including one (1) year proceeding selection year. Once a film has been selected, it cannot be pulled by the filmmaker. All material for the Professional Competition must be received by January 15th. Once a film is submitted and previewed for acceptance it cannot be withdrawn. Hollywood Florida Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. If selected, your entry authorizes us to show clips on television for marketing and/or news programs. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Hollywood Florida Film Festival 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.

Overall Rating
  • Sandy Parker

    I met so many wonderful people at this festival! In addition to the many great films screened in the charming downtown Hollywood neighborhood, each day of the festival closed with an afterparty, two of which included the sharing of some VERY SPECIAL champagne! Having these activities built into the festival really facilitated filmmakers getting to know one another. The other filmmakers were so supportive and gave me such great feedback, I came away from this festival really feeling inspired to keep pushing forward with my projects! It was a wonderful experience all the way around!

    March 2018
  • Dalton Burdette

    Truly wonderful event. Great people and even better films

    February 2018
  • Davide Melini

    Great festival!!! Very proud to be part of it. High recommended!!!

    February 2018
  • Sadie Katz

    This fest was like one big beautiful film family. Every location was really fun, attention to detail, a variety of films. If you like opportunities to dress up- this is a great fest. Attendees from all over the world. I loved the fact that the films weren't in conflict so you could see everyones film and they watched yours the advantage of a smaller fest. The awards banquet at the end was a real treat. Also...ummm...Hollywood Florida is such a fun funky town. Highly recommend.

    March 2017
  • Manuel Romero

    excellent experience
    I will participate next year!

    March 2017