Explore humanity through film, followed by engaging conversations with the filmmakers, in this monthly showcase of short films. Life Screenings International Short Film Festival displays films that show a world we want to live in. Exhibited filmmakers from around the world StreamYard/FaceBook Live in and local filmmakers attend as well to discuss their creations and engage with the audience. Four years running, this 75 minute happening takes place once a month at the Winter Park Library and is free to the public. This is a virtual StreamYard/FaceBook Live and an in-person event.

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Create a world you want to live in and share it to us.

● Films with a running time of 15 minutes or less are considered.
● Selected filmmakers provide an under 100 mb digital format copy of their film for screening.
● Filmmakers are encouraged to be present either in person or via Streamyard.
● Films submitted in languages other than English must include English Subtitles.
● While the work submitted remains the property of the artist, Life Screenings reserves the right to use submitted footage or stills to promote the festival. Filmmaker also permits use of images or video taken of them at the festival.
● All filmmakers will be notified regarding status of acceptance/non-acceptance into the festival by email.

Overall Rating
  • Tatyana Archtander

    It was such a pleasure getting to show my film to this audience! Because the audience is so small it creates an intimate exchange between filmmakers and film watchers. To be able to interact with the audience, albeit from a video call, and to communicate with the enthusiastic hosts, was an absolute joy! I definitely want to work with them again next time I make a film!

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Keep creating Tatyana!!

  • Stilvi Psilopoulou

    Amazing experience! Very organized! Great people!

    August 2022
  • Sjoerd van Wijk

    Very nice small-scale festival with an enthusiastic host. Communication was quick and clear. The quality of the stream could be improved upon in my view. I would submit again in the future with new work. Thanks for having my film!

    July 2022
  • Wesley Sanchez

    Wonderful festival. Small and intimate. Live streamed with not many viewers but it was a great experience and Mr. Banks was incredibly hospitable and kind. The quality of the live stream needs some work. There was pretty bad echoing through the live stream which I believe was caused the microphone in the room picking up the live audio while it was being streamed. This can be pretty jarring for the viewer. Other than that, very good opportunity and I appreciate Mr. Banks!

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Wesley. Indeed, working on sound/stream issues. Keep creating.

  • AGUA Music

    Many Thanks Dear Banks for your warm welcome!

    April 2022