Four autumn days in walkable Fairhope--4-6 venues. This is a beautiful spot on the bay, 30 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, 2 1/2 hours from New Orleans with the famous Grand Hotel as one of the festival's partners. FFF offers engaging films, great parties, and interesting judges who have included Talia Shire and Prudence Farrow Bruns. Come and be enthralled by the beauty of the location and be enlightened by the quality of the films.

Awards in all the short film categories.

Shorts submissions only. Current (no more than 3 years old), 20 minutes or less in length.

We choose feature length films from current festival winners, not by submission.

Overall Rating
  • We were so honored to be selected to be a part of this awesome festival.

    November 2023
  • Randal Crow

    The 2023 festival organizers and volunteers here set a new standard in genuine southern hospitality. Fairhope is a wonderful laid-back place to visit with curious and engaged audiences.

    November 2023
  • Jim Walker

    Terrific festival! 2021. The hospitality was beyond expectations. We felt like we met the whole town. The volunteers and staff as well as the many locals who attended seemed to really appreciate the film makers. We will go back!

    November 2021
  • Alex Brown


    Fairhope hit the mark with an awesome Pandemic edition!

    From planning to execution great care was taken to include the Drive-in audience with the artists.

    Everyone involved should pat themselves on the back. The festival was a success in so many ways.

    November 2020