Why Submit to www.reeldealfilmfestival.com ?

Artists of today, and blockbuster directors of tomorrow - we want your shorts and features... Whether you shot on a smartphone for a couple hundred bucks, or you mortgaged something to make your movie - we want to see it. We also make it affordable to send your work. The Reel Deal FiIm Festival screens quality artistic, personal and relevant independent film, with no special affinity toward your group affiliation. We aren't focused on your labels, because we are focused on your work, which must always stand alone. Everyone is welcome, everyone is included, because at this festival...

The Film is the thing.

Please Note: The 2022 Submission Season is at the Halfway mark.

Dramas, Comedies, Faith-Based and Documentary, screen alongside PSA's and new media. Let's show the audience how traditional cinema carries on and how people use moving images in new ways today - amidst traditional fare, we celebrate Tik Toks, PSAs, & the Sports Edit phenom used by kids today to get noticed by NCAA scouts.

Exhibiting filmmakers receive regular screening All Passes in their welcome kits and four days on a Florida Beach in the Fall in the foodiest of foodie towns. The Marriott Springhill Suites is our official hotel and oceanfront nucleus, and attendees can enjoy special deals we have set up for you...call up our sponsor Beachfront Bellhop for umbrellas and chairs, and maybe even stay a little longer? Hire a Captain and a rig, kayak the Indian River alongside the manatees, sunbathe and order a pizza delivered to your chair in the sand, go on a guided foodie's delight, or commune with the marine birds and dolphins from the shore or on a cruise. Try a surf lesson, or have a sandwich at the oldest lunch counter in Florida, while philosophizing with a friend, or laughing with a stranger.

This festival represents the evolution of a great American art form with some cake by the ocean. But it is also a statement. Help us throw a stake in the ground toward our need to share art, together, outside of our homes. Help us prove that new media doesn't always signal all out destruction of the old. And do this in Volusia County's New Smyrna Beach - where the arts and festivals and foodieness are part of who we are, why we gather, and what we value. We are filled with community builders and art patrons. We want your films, your ideas and their unique expressions.

The Reel Deal Film Festival supports film MAKERS and film RECEIVERS because...
The Film is the Thing...

2021's Premiere welcomed almost 300 people to the Brannon Center - Got a Premiere? How does a 300 person event in your honor sound hosted by a compelling and energetic local media personality in a coastal town where art is treasured? Let us know when you submit if it is a world, US, or Southeast premiere candidate.

------ The Directors of Reel Deal Film Festival

2022 Festival Dates: 9/14-9/18 - 2022

www.reeldealfilmfestival.com

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SUBMITTERS NOTE: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DOWNLOAD OPTION on your FilmFreeway submission file. We understand we transfer, and other apps make it possible to download your film if selected, but the labor intensiveness of chasing varied fomats for screeners is an enormous time drain on festival organizers. We are using FilmFreeway exclusively and strive to streamline the process. Labor resources are tight with non profits and we appreciate you helping us by unifying this step.

Festival Director's Best of Festival
Top Jury Prize
Voice of the Voiceless Award
The Earth and its Creatures Award
Emerging Filmmaker award
Screenwriter
Cinematography Award
Studnet Filmmaker of the Year
Festival Award & an Audience Award for Each Genre.

For Each Category:
Jury Award
Audience Award

Prize decisions are final and at the sole discretion of festival director.
Festival director reserves right to re-categorize any entry.
Authorship of films submitted will be credited to the film's Director, regardless of which member of the Producing Team submits or is the contact.
Authorship of Documentaries is the Producer, with Director also being credited.
Standard Releases including music rights will be needed to screen if selected.
Filmmakers Middle School aged and older are eligible.
All screenings will be rated. Parents be aware that E is an indication that "Everyone," of all ages is suited. If you don'[ tsee it assume PG 13. Mature Audience - assume 18.
No exceptions will be made to 18 and over or 13 and older.
SUBMITTERS NOTE: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DOWNLOAD OPTION on your FilmFreeway submission file. We understand we transfer, and other apps make it possible to download your film if selected, but we are using FilmFreeway and strive to streamline the process for our all volunteer festival operations team members. Labor resources are tight with non profits and we appreciate you helping us by unifying this step.