2021 LDUB Documentary Film Festival
Call for Submissions

A new public environment brings a new structure to LDUB. Now in its 10th year the LDUB Film Festival remains LIVE with a big silver screen and popcorn on the floor. In the face of the current health emergency we will focus the festival on Documentaries forgoing our usual acceptance of all genres. We have reduced the festival to just 2 days of screenings, eliminating greet-and-meets, parties and award ceremonies.
As has been our tradition we seek to bring movie-lovers and movie makers together to share their passions for the best movies that we can find. We solicit material by filmmakers from around the world and are looking for films that are superbly made, relevant, and will engage our audiences. If your film is amazing, we want to see it, no matter what your age or where you're from.

Student competition is open to students from elementary, middle school, high school, college, art or film school with a valid ID submitted on FilmFreeway with their movie.
Past award winning movies have included animations by an 8 year old 1st time filmmaker to titles that have gone on to Cannes and been shortlisted for the Oscars.
We promote local filmmakers by showcasing their work and creating a collaborative space for the community and artists to share, all the while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. We offer works-in-progress screening for local filmmakers to get peer-to-peer and audience feedback.. We encourage filmmakers from around the globe to share their vision with our devoted audience here in S. Florida. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level.

Again, your documentary may be any topic, any length. You may be of any age. Student submissions need valid student ID submitted with their movie on FilmFreeway. English subtitles will be required for documentaries not in English.

Please rush to: https://filmfreeway.com/LDUBFilmFestival, submit your movie and join us at the theater on Mayday.

The 2021 LDUB Documentary Film Festival will take place in front of live audiences May 1 & 2 at the Stonzek Studio of the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. Masks, temperature check, theater disinfecting and all current mandated health requirements observed.


• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Documentary Short
• Best Student Documentary
Others Awards & Prizes to be announced



Entry Fees:

Films 30 minutes or less TRT (Short) require a $30 entry fee.
Films longer than 30 minutes TRT (feature) require a $40 entry fee.

Early submission (before FEBRUARY 28, 2021): short $20 feature $30

Student Films (copy of valid student ID required): $20 Feature and $10 Short

Student films (copy of valid student ID) before the early deadline (FEBRUARY 28, 2021) : $15 Feature, $10 Short

Overall Rating
  • James Venable

    It has been a honor for me to participate in the LDUB Film Festival 2020 _ The Stonzak theater has been updated with an amazing projection & sound system. All of the films looked great and showed well on screen. Congratulations to all of the LDUB filmmakers.

    October 2020
  • Jason Land

    Very happy to have participated in L-DUB. Great intimate theatre and great crowd of genuine film lovers. Our film screened within a block of fantastic films! Thanks again Charlie et al.

    April 2019
  • Caio Augusto Braga

    Great communication and very helpful staff.
    Keep up the good work, Charlie & Team!

    April 2019
  • Max Shoham

    It was an honour to have my film play at the L-Dub Film Festival this year! i was truly sorry to have missed it. Thanks for the incredible opportunity!

    April 2019
  • Natalia Armienta

    I got an email telling me that my film was selected, great. but then even when I send a thanks letter asking for the date, they never aswerd, never saw the film in the program, so I wasent able to go or else, the web page says nothing.

    April 2019