Driven by innovation and creativity the Melrose Film Festival highlights the work of imaginative filmmakers across the globe. Our annual festival is dedicated to celebrating the art of visual storytelling in short films, animation and music videos. Join us as we celebrate the art of filmmaking with screenings, industry panels and Q/A sessions at our main screening event at the Melrose Center in Downtown Orlando. Select films will then travel to Libraries throughout the Orange County Library System showcasing the work of each filmmaker. Come share your stories at the Melrose Film Festival.

1. Accepted projects will have their film showcased at the Melrose Center in Downtown Orlando. This event includes Industry Panels and Q/A sessions with select Filmmakers and Industry Professionals. Select Films will then travel to Libraries throughout the Orange County Library System showcasing the work of each filmmaker.
2. A prize will be awarded to a single film, screened at the Melrose Center, in each category.
3. Official Selection- All films chosen to screen at the festival will receive one digital certificate with laurels.
4. Audience Choice Award - An audience choice award is given to one film, screened on the day of the Melrose Festival and with the most, overall votes from the viewing audience.

1. Films may include moderate language and content. However, films wishing to be screened at OCLS branches, should be able to be shown to a family audience in a public environment.
2. Films should stay at or under 10 min in total length
3. All work submitted should have appropriate clearance, rights and agreement to be submitted and screened. By submitting the film, the person guarantees these permissions and clearances have been obtained.
4. Please include subtitles for non-English language films
5. Melrose Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission.
6. Orange County Library System holds the rights to screen films more than once
7. Films will be scheduled at the discretion of the Melrose Film Festival
8. Films produced or financed by a major motion picture studio are not eligible to submit.
9. Orange County Library System does not guarantee films to be screened at all Orange County Library System Branches.

SELECTION PROCESS:

1. Special consideration for filmmakers in the state of Florida and who can attend.
2. Decisions made by the Judges are final. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide feedback.
3. All entries and appropriate forms should be completed and submitted by the final deadline.
4. Entrants must provide a working e-mail address to receive Official Selection Certificate.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

1. By submitting your entry form, you are granting the Orange County Library permission to use any and all material submitted to promote and publicize events and festivals held by Orange County Library System.
2. All Films submitted must be submitted electronically through FilmFreeway.
3. Films must provide a password to view films on privately locked platforms.
4. Films should be shot in HD or higher and compatible to view on HD devices.
5. Films should be connected to FilmFreeway via an online platform with a working screener attached to your profile.