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.

17 Reviews

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    Hendricksen Armand

    This festival was great! Very intimate, tight knit group of filmmakers who love the craft of filmmaking. Bob, Ginger, and the volunteers did a great job of running an awesome festival.

    September 2017
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    Aaron Rudelson

    CenFlo is a small festival that is very professionally run. The venue is excellent with great projection/sound and they put on a great party and a very entertaining awards show that is packed. It was a pleasure to be able to participate! I'll always submit my work to CenFlo.

    September 2017
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    Mike Wittlin

    While it was nice that the guy in charge sent out emails, they were often chastising and treating the filmmakers like children... I was actually so taken aback that I emailed to see if he was ok. My film was screened but I was not treated like a VIP or even close... I felt like they believed they were doing me a favor by accepting my film and the head guy never even introduced himself to me when I was at the festival. I really wanted it to be a positive experience but it really was not... I had to leave early for an emergency... sent an email to explain it and not even the courtesy of a reply... I would have come back for the awards but figured if they can't even respond to me, why bother. Good festival to pick up a laurel but not worth attending.

    September 2017
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    Tom Bhramayana

    This was our first visit to CENFLO and all I can say is top notch. The director and programmers have definitely put a lot of effort into making this festival one of the best with a strong social media presence, live interviews, great networking opportunities, script pitches, celebrity guest appearances, wonderful selections in the doc, short, and feature film categories, and an elegant awards ceremony. A "must attend" for those considering a festival run.

    September 2017
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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