Subculture Film Festival will take place March 24, 25, 26, 2023. This is the second incarnation of the Subculture Film Festival. The Festival is unique as it will take place at one location with an Opening Night and a Closing Gala along with mixed media arts and entertainment through the weekend. This gives the filmmakers a forum to exchange ideas and brainstorm on future projects. Whether you are a die-hard filmmaker or film buff this will be a weekend you will not want to miss.

CASH PRIZES awarded to best films in all categories, with awards for:

Best "Made in PBC" Film (chosen from among all categories) - a cash competition for the jury-selected film whose story, setting, and actual filming location must have been based in Palm Beach County.

Best Documentary Feature Film - a cash competition for the jury-selected documentary feature film . All feature-length documentaries (30 min or longer) playing in the Festival’s Official Selection are eligible for this Award.

Best Documentary Short Film - a cash competition for the jury-selected documentary short film. This award is given to a documentary short film (30 min or less),

Best Narrative Feature Film - a cash competition for the jury-selected narrative feature film. This award is given to a narrative feature-length film (30 min or longer).

Best Narrative Short Film - a cash competition for the jury-selected narrative short film. This award is given to a narrative short film (30 min or less).

Best Experimental Film - Award is given to an experimental film (any length), as voted upon by the Festival audience.

Best Animated Short Film - Award is given to an animated short film (30 min or less), as voted upon by the Festival audience.

Best Student Short Film - Award is given to a student film (any length), as voted upon by the Festival audience.

Best Music Video - Award is given to a music video, as voted upon by the Festival audience.

Special consideration is given to work by South Florida Filmmakers (Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade, Broward, and/or Monroe counties).

The goal of the Subculture Film Festival is to highlight the work of local artists and filmmakers in Palm Beach County and South Florida ( Miami-Dade, Broward, and/or Monroe counties) while showcasing the best in new films from around the world.

- Submission to the festival does not guarantee selection and screening.
- Student and local filmmakers can apply for a waiver or reduction of submission fees by sending an email to jose@subculturefilmfest.com and providing a valid form of ID.

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  • RAFAEL NORIEGA

    This is one of the Coolest Festivals! Our crew was very happy! we had a good time! Submit your work!

    November 2022
  • My team and I were thrilled to be a part of Subculture. The entire team at Subculture FF should be proud of the community they have built with this festival and I look forward to submitting future projects. Highly recommend!

    October 2022
  • as a Ukrainian, i can't join the festival in person at this difficult time, but my experience has been great. hope to see you all one day in sunny Florida in such a cozy Subculture FF.

    April 2022
  • Karim Dakkon

    Great festival in the beautiful city of West Palm Beach. Love the films that came out of this festival, and it is obvious that it will have a powerful role in growing the film scene in its town.

    March 2022
  • Honored to have my film "Music Box" selected alongside the many great films at this festival.

    I was unfortunately unable to attend, but followed closely on their social media to follow along with all the activities of the event.

    What an incredible opportunity for filmmakers to network, attend workshops, and celebrate their films.

    Looking forward to submitting next year!

    March 2022