"It is a new and refreshing way to do film festivals. Thank you very much for accepting my film and thank you even more for the feedback. It was excellent feedback and it is nice to have fresh eyes on this project." - Kevin Almodovar, Director of "Until Death"

"We are humbled by your kind words of The Coming Convergence." - Carrie Miller of Ingenuity Films (http://www.ingenuityfilms.com/)

"Many thanks and what an honor it is to be included in the Perennial Film Festival. Thank you for your critique and very useful comments on our production." - Jason Meath, CEO of Meath Television Media LLC

"Again. Thank you. Your evaluation really helped me understand my film more and is also helpful for my future projects." - Roman Sotelo, Producer of "Grief"

Perennial Film Festival is founded by Ryan Sharp of Perennial Motion Pictures. The Festival was created to provide a quality venue for filmmakers to present quality works that are technically sound to the community. The mission of Perennial Film Festival is to provide filmmakers with a platform to connect, learn, and reach people with quality stories via the video and film craft.

Instructional films, documentaries, short shorts, shorts, features, and all types of films are accepted.

The festival will be held Friday March 23rd through Sunday March 25th 2018 and annually thereafter at the Punta Gorda Historical Building at 118 Sullivan St in downtown Punta Gorda, FL. This area is right next to a waterfront hotel and has plenty of parking. There's also beautiful restaurants, shops, waterfront parks, and downtown venues to check out.

Perennial Film Festival relies heavily on volunteers, donors, and sponsorships. We greatly appreciate all donations, volunteers, and sponsors.

If you would like to donate, volunteer to help, or inquire about a sponsorship, or for more information about the festival, please contact Festival Director, Ryan Sharp, at 727-798-1101.

Awards & Prizes

Trophies will be given to the top winner of each category. (There must be 10 or more films in the given category to qualify for trophies.)

Regardless, audience members can elect to fill out ballots with basic evaluations on each film they view and elect their favorites. These ballots are tallied and the winners receive "Audience Choice" awards for various categories.

Filmmakers receive the audience evaluations during the Awards Banquet to help them evaluate how their film is received by the public.

Rules & Terms

While we do not want to limit creativity, we believe it is perfectly reasonable to produce films that inspire and do not have nudity, sexual content, profanity, or glorified violence. We seek films that showcase a good understanding of the craft, have a well formulated script, and have a message. Films that exist only to shock with nudity, profanity, and violence will not be considered. However, war pictures or films that use some violence and profanity to portray reality are acceptable; although, nudity and sexual content of any kind is never accepted.

Instructional films, documentaries, short shorts, shorts, features, and all types of films are accepted.

General Rules:

Films must not contain nudity or sexual content.

Films should not include excessive profanity or violence unless being used in a war picture or to portray reality. Films that seem to needlessly use profanity or glorify violence will not be accepted.

This festival exists for the filmmaker. We do everything we can to promote those films and filmmakers who get selected by our festival. Those filmmakers are encouraged to attend the festival although attendance is not required.

We believe that you are never too young or old to pursue your dreams, therefore, special rates are given to seniors over 70 and youth under 18.

Unlike most festivals and as a thank you for submitting your film to us, we provide an evaluation of your film as a courtesy for you to use as you choose. This gives you professional tips, tools, and advice you can use to improve your film and craft.

Upon acceptance of your film, a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc will be required for feature films (over 40 minutes) and/or usb flash drive for films under 40 minutes! Additional photos or posters can be mailed with Writer, Director, Cast, and Movie poster, and additional information if the submitter wants to promote their film at the festival.

Thank You for choosing Perennial Film Festival!