The Flagler Film Festival was formed to showcase the work of new and emerging filmmakers as well as more experienced filmmakers. We believe there are many creative and innovative artists who deserve recognition for their efforts, especially those constrained by low budgets. We believe that sometimes even more creativity is required when a filmmaker has little or no budget with which to create a film. We believe these films should be seen and be recognized for the efforts of the teams that put them together. The writers, directors, crew, actors and all the talented people involved in the production of a film, whether it is a feature or a short, deserve to have a chance to be seen. We are proud to give filmmakers an opportunity to show their work.

The third annual Flagler Film Festival was proud to showcase amazing films from around the world. We had a film about a Grammy-nominated children's choir from Uganda called "Imba Means Sing" (now in national distribution), a documentary film by an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, a film narrated by the Academy Award winning, legendary actress Olivia De Havilland, two films which won student Emmy Awards and two films which were screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner. We were very proud to be the only festival in Florida to screen "Animals" an independent feature film written by and starring David Dastmalchian (Ant Man, The Dark Knight) now in national distribution. In addition, we had a terrific assortment of low budget, independent and student films which amazed our audience. Over 20 films had representation at the festival with lively, emotional and intelligent Q&As after the screenings. See our website for videos of the Q&As in addition to the list of films, extensive press and awards.

So far, two of our Best Documentary Feature Nominees from our 3rd Annual Festival have announced national distribution deals. Both "My Father's Vietnam" (winner) and nominee "Mount Lawrence" will be seen this spring on VOD platforms as well as other formats, including theatrical. Please see their websites or IMDb for more info and congratulations to them from the festival!

Our second annual festival showcased excellent student and small budget films as well as films with extraordinary credentials, including a film written by two-time Academy Award winning screenwriter, Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird). We were proud to have as our special guest, Laura Tyler, make up artist known for her work on "Face Off" and "Hunger Games." She did a special live demonstration for our audience by turning an actor into a zombie! Also in attendance was actress Evalena Marie (Serena and the RATTS, Dark Haul, Remains) representing the indie feature "Visionary." Our festivities concluded with a champagne awards celebration on our last evening.

We are very proud that several of our official selections from our first two years have received distribution and can be seen on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming sites. Many of our selected films have gone on to win many awards at festivals around the world. We wish much success to all the filmmakers out there!

Flagler Film Festival announced our new association with Renny Roker, film and television actor, writer and producer. Renny has appeared in or starred in 47 films and over 400 television episodes in his career. He is currently producing new projects in the Flagler County area. He also mentors college students and does charity work. We are thrilled to have his support and through his worldwide contacts in the film industry, we will be expanding our presence in the festival world.

Flagler Film Festival was inspired by the amazingly talented people we have met who perform all the hard work that is required to make a film. We recognize that there are many creative filmmakers who are looking for a place to showcase their work. We are located in a relaxed, pristine beach area with community members who support the arts. Galleries, live theater and now a film festival are part of our small city located in beautiful Flagler County, Florida. Our coastal location is within a short distance to many Florida attractions. If you are a filmmaker who has drive and talent, who is looking for a place to show your work, and is interested in Florida sunshine in January, we hope that you will submit your film for consideration in our festival.

The Flagler Film Festival was created by independent filmmakers for independent filmmakers. Wolfe Productions, LLC and Cashback International, Inc. are the co-founders of the Flagler Film Festival.

We will be showcasing feature films and shorts of all genres. If you believe in your film, we will do our very best to recognize your talent and efforts and include your work in our festival. Special consideration will be given to student films.

The Flagler Film Festival is pleased to announce our affiliation with 10th Voyage Studios of Palm Coast, Florida, a full service motion picture production company. Plan to visit a movie studio during your visit to the festival.

Many exciting new events to be announced in the near future, along with prizes for filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

Over thirty awards were presented during our champagne reception at our third annual festival. Awards included audience choice awards, best of categories such as Drama, Comedy, Student, International. Anything Goes, Documentary and more. Individual awards for best director, actors and actresses in various genres rounded out the awards presented.

Rules & Terms

Short Films should be 1-44 minutes of any genre.

Feature films should be 45 minutes in length or longer with a maximum time of 120 minutes. Longer features will be considered, but films of 120 minutes or under will have priority.

All films should notate a rating equivalent (R for nudity, sexual situations, intense violence and adult language; PG/PG13 for films with brief violence and adult language, no sexual situations, minimal adult language); G for general audiences including children).

No NC-17 or X rated material will be accepted, as determined by the judges and directors.

Selections made are at the sole discretion of the Festival and all decisions are final.

All films should have high production value reflective of the budget you are working under.

All submissions must be able to play on any standard desktop player. Your submission copy is your exhibition copy. Changes made to any submission after acceptance into the Festival must be approved by the director.

All accepted films must be received no later than Dec 15, 2014. If there are extenuating circumstances, the Festival must be notified or another film may be selected to be shown instead.

The Festival is under no obligation to cover any expenses incurred to attend the Festival. 4 passes to the Festival will be provided to the filmmaker at no cost for feature length films and 2 passes will be provided to the filmmaker at no cost for short films that are selected.

No screeners will be returned and entry fees are not refundable.

If accepted to the Festival, press kits will be required. Web links may be sent for promotional purposes.

Films in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.

If Festival dates and/or venues change due to acts of nature or any other reasons beyond the control of the Festival, entrants will be notified of changes, substitutions or cancellation.

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    Paul Spencer Alexander

    Flagler Film Festival was one of the very best experiences of my life. The professionals who run this festival are the nicest and most hospitable people I've met so far in most of the industry. I've attended more than once, with this year being the first time I ever submitted a film to the festival. It was accepted as an Official Selection. The accommodations are first class and the cinema screen and sound scored a perfect 10. I was very surprised and elated to win an Audience Choice Award in the Anything Goes - Light Category. Fellow filmmakers, writers, and actors were very friendly to one-another and so many of us bonded. I can definitely say that I will be staying in touch with many of these talented folks. Flagler Film Festival is an A++ event that you don't want to bypass. They are very passionate about helping filmmakers succeed, so I absolutely recommend that you submit your work and attend!!

    February 2017
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    Chris Esper

    While I didn't get to attend the festival, the folks who ran it were very communicative and friendly. I hope to submit and attend in the future.

    January 2017
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    Mort Laitner

    This is a gem of a film festival. The movies selected for viewing were first class. I loved the venue--- very intimate. The festival team (Kathryn Barry- Director) was warm and welcoming. I enjoyed networking with the other film winners. Palm Coast is a beautiful city to see and have fun in. I highly recommend you submit to this festival.

    January 2017
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    Mailuki Films

    One of our 10 Favorite Film Festivals in USA.

    November 2016
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    Scott Mena

    One of the first film festivals I've been to in years and it's a great one. After going to their last two festivals, they've been growing larger in their attendance and quality of films. They are a very kind and hospitable team who wants their filmmakers to have a good time and get the best out of their experience. I enjoy it because people who attend areally care about film. When they showed MY FATHER'S VIETNAM, there was such a connection to the movie from the audience that it got many in tears. I had never seen a connection like that before in a festival. During the viewing of my film 12:36, I got such a genuine reaction from the audience that it made me feel that all my hard work was well worth it. I also got to network with other filmmakers and make new friends. I am grateful for this festival that permitted my small micro-budget to have a screening and a chance to be noticed. If your film is small but you feel has promise, give Flagler Film Festival a chance. You won't regret your decision. I'm definitely going to continue submitting my films to the Flagler Film Festival.

    May 2016