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 Once a film is submitted and previewed for acceptance it cannot be withdrawn.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
  • Merissa Morin

    Hands down the best festival we've been to yet! The amount of care and attention and love that Minh and Simona put into this festival had us celebrating every single day for the entire week of its run! From the opening night gala to the screenings themselves to the industry panel of experts to the closing night gala, we had time to make new friends and future collaborators and feel like all of the hard work we put into our film was truly worth it to get us here. Thank you so much to everyone involved. We will be most honored to attend in the future!

    March 2024
  • THE best festival in all Hollywoods worldwide!

    January 2024
  • Thank you so much for the award! Showing this film in the city of Hollywood, FL -the subject of the film- was exciting, and the HFFF team was great! Thanks Simona and Minh and everyone for a great experience, hope to see you next year!

    December 2023
  • Aline Andrade

    Absolutely worth the submission and the trip to Hollywood, Florida. Wonderful people making this festival happen and the filmmakers invited were equally professional and just great people! Thank you os much for showing the love to "Macumba: A Family Folklore"

    December 2023
  • Amazing festival with a great team!

    December 2023