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 Once a film is submitted and previewed for acceptance it cannot be withdrawn.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
  • Maxwell Price

    We I have to say in all the festivals I attended in 2018 and 19 - this is got to be the worst one ever! Chairs were extremely uncomfortable. Columns blocking the screens. staff talked the entire time where bar area was behind round tables- no screen on the wall sound system that cackled And producers of event don’t even know how to manage their own equipment and stop the festival for technical difficulties and people had to wait for them to figure it out. please don’t waste your money on this festival it was an embarrassment to invite people to and some even demanded their money back

    October 2019
  • Thank you so much to Hollywood Florida Film Festival for accepting Clocktower Christmas and having it win best animated student film. Wish I could have been there in person but communication was excellent!

    September 2019
  • Great festival, best this year for us.

    July 2019
  • Tatiana Shanks

    We are so honored to receive Best Short Film 2019! Thank you for your great communication and award! We are so grateful.

    June 2019
  • BQ Smooth

    Amazing group of creatives! Passionate leaders in the industry, and it showed through their overall festivities. Thank you #HFFF!

    June 2019