Fun filled three day event in Ocoee, Florida (15 minutes from Disney World) over the Labor Day weekend (September 1-3, 2017). Networking opportunities, panel discussions, screenings on three screens, excellent award show with guest presenters. Hotel venue walking distance to theater venue. VIP cocktail party and brunch.

All official selections receive one (1) free daily Filmmaker or Movie Watcher Pass ($105.00 Value). Includes panel discussions, special screenings & award show. Good for all three days. Selections may upgrade to a festival "All Access Pass" ($200 value) for an additional fifty dollars ($50). "All Access passes include admissions to all screenings, events, networking parties, VIP Buffet and beer, wine, soda, food and entertainment at the VIP venue.

Our festival was named to the "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" in MovieMaker Magazine - 2012 and received a top 100 Film Festival rating by FilmFreeway in September 2016. Come celebrate Independent Film with us.

Awards & Prizes

Winning filmmaker in each category receives a beautiful plaque presented at our elaborate award show. Distributors will be present.

BEST STUDENT PROJECT (College or High School) will receive a cash payment of $2500** in addition to the Plaque.

**Student MUST be present at the festival award show to receive cash prize.

There is also an award for BEST FLORIDA PROJECT and AUDIENCE CHOICE.

Rules & Terms

1. Film project MUST have been completed after June 1, 2016.

2. Three (3) DVD judging copies MUST be submitted. This is in addition to placing your film online for screening. Not all of our 25 festival judges like to view on computer. Failure to comply MAY cause disqualification.

3. Decisions of the selection committee are final.
4. Entry Fee must be paid at time of submission.

5. Filmmakers will allow clips from their projects to be used for advertising and promotions.

6. No returns unless a self address stamped envelope is provided by filmmaker.

13 Reviews

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    Alexis Chaviaras

    I love the award coverage on youtube.
    The communication was excellent and the organisers made a quality festival.

    October 2016
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    Michelle Brown

    This is a great festival, we enjoying attending an screening our film!

    September 2016
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    Paul McGinnis

    By far one of the best film festivals one can be lucky enough to get into. From the beginning to the end, you know that they really care about your film and about making your experience a great one. Bob and Ginger don't overlook any details, and the final awards ceremony is right out of the golden age of the Oscars. Now I want to put out a high-quality film every year, just so I might have the chance of returning. Can't say enough good things about the Central Florida Film Festival! Thank you!

    September 2016
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    Benjamin Shweky

    CENFLO was a great experience, especially for a first time filmmaker like myself. The cinema where the screenings took place was perfect, and served as a marvelous opportunity to see my work in a legitimate movie theater setting. The screenings went smoothly, with audio and image working perfectly. The audiences were very receptive, and the opportunity offered by CENFLO - to witness the reactions and engage with not only the audience, but fellow filmmakers - was infinitely valuable. The panels were informative, and the presence of industry professionals at all of the events was very impressive. I'd absolutely do it again.

    September 2016
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    Zizi Rincolisky

    Having traveled a long way from Belgium to Florida I must say that the trip was worth while. The hospitality of the team and the organization of the festival was impeccable. The German dinner was great and I had interesting and valuable conversations during this evening. The quality of the films was good although I am not always in accordance with the violence in some of the American films. I have a more European perspective and think that a film does not need to be blood splattered in order to impress the viewer.
    Thanks again to Ginger and Bob for giving their utmost to make this festival happen.
    Zizi Rincolisky

    September 2016
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    Response from festival:


    Thank you for the wonderful review but in defense to the American films - THE PERFECT HUSBAND was from Bulgaria and VIRTUAL REVOLUTION was from France. I believe festival rating wise those were the most violent in the Foreign block you watched. Sex and violence still sells worldwide but good film making is based on story and technique.

    Bob Cook
    Executive Director