Top winners will receive prizes contracts & trophies along with IMDb credit.

Overall best of the Festival Winners are offered a production and or distribution offer.

Unfinished features/trailers and pitches top winners get finishing funds.

Short film distribution offers.

1) SELECTED: accepted into the contest = OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL

2) SEMI-FINALIST: accepted into the contest = SEMI-FINALIST LAUREL

3) FINALIST: accepted into the contest & promoted on the website and social media.

4) WINNERS & RUNNERS-UP: accepted into the contest and promoted on website & social media, IMDb credit = WINNER LAUREL & Trophy

5) OVERALL BEST OF WINNERS AKA BLUE DIAMOND WINNERS promoted on the website, social media; along with guaranteed production and/or distribution offers = WINNER LAUREL & Trophy


Only The Best of Winners, AKA Blue Diamond Crystal Trophy winners, will receive a guaranteed screening or production and/or distribution.

All Category Winners, Overall best of WINNERS and 1st runner-ups are guaranteed to receive IMDb credit, laurels and trophy.


You must have a film, script, pitch, trailer or acting reel submitted in the festival to purchase at festival attendee ticket. Not all film selected in the festival will be screened. Finalists and Award Winners winners screening will be notified no later than April 30 th. Pitches, scripts and screenplays are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Please allow one to two months after submitting your project to be judged. Those who are not selected in the festival and purchase tickets will be refunded ticket purchases up until April 30th, 2024 (also our extended entry deadline). Not all accepted will be promoted, only selected finalists and winners.

Overall Rating
  • Leiter Daniellson

    One of the best Film Festivals I have entered thus far! Very professional and the staff was always in constant contact with me! The awards ceremony, from what I heard, was out of this world! Thank you!!!!

    October 2022
  • A well-organized and overall high-quality film festival. If you're looking to network and get your project out into the world, Southeast Regional is the festival you don't want to miss. See you for Year 6!

    September 2022
  • Arlene Westermeyer

    I had an excellent time at the Southeast Regional Film Festival. All the events, from the opening night party to the awards luncheon at Maggiano's Little Italy were well planned and wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jessica and found her to be kind and highly professional. Thank you for honoring my screenplay, "Cat Island" with the "Best Coming of Age" award. I enjoyed the movies, and the networking. What a great experience!

    September 2022
  • Veronica Small

    Lovely time me and my daughter had… nicely done ❤️
    Thank you Jessica!!!

    September 2022
  • Erick Trotter

    I have nothing but Great things to say about The Southeast Regional Film Festival in Jacksonville Florida, From the Beginning everything was well planned out with the schedule and the itinerary, everyone was kind and respectful, Jessica was amazing, I was in awe seeing how well she was able to run everything, so many great people showed up and it honestly exceeded all my expectations, one of the best decisions I ever made was attending this festival.

    September 2022