The Reel Deal Film Festival supports indie and student filmmakers from all the USA and beyond, with low cost entry, and Volusia County Students are offered fee-free entry in the regular entry period! Come down to the Beach, kick back and enjoy a totally unique and modern cinema experience. PSAs, Tik Toks, Compilation Edits, and Smartphone (80% or more SHOT on handheld device) categories coexist with the Dramas, Comedies, Faith-Based and Documentary features and shorts we love. Take advantage of the setting while here, and kayak the Indian River, commune with the dolphins and river otters, try a surf lesson or have a sandwich at the oldest lunch counter in Florida. Shorts and features are screened over two days - in a warm and welcoming environment. This festival is ...The Reel Deal! We have rescheduled from Fall 2020 due to public health concerns surrounding the unknowns of the Corona Virus Pandemic resurgence. Please keep sending your films in, deadline remains August , 2020 and our judges need something to do on quarantine! Stay tuned for next details.

Festival Director's Best of Festival
Top Jury Prize
Voice of the Voiceless Award
The Earth and its Creatures Award
Emerging Filmmaker award
Screenplay Award
Cinematography Award
Musical Score Award
Editing Award
Acting Award

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.
Standard Releases will be needed to screen if selected.
Filmmakers Middle School aged and older.
All screenings will be rated. Parents be aware that E is an indication that "Everyone," of all ages is suited. No exceptions will be made to 18 and over or 13 and older.