Subculture Film Festival will take place March 18,19, 20, 2022. This is the first incarnation of the Subculture Film Festival, although the same group operated the Flo Film Festival and the West Palm Beach Independent Film Festival. The Festival is unique as it will take place at one location with an opening gala and a closing gala 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.


We will award cash prizes by selecting from the pool of applicants across our three submission categories, with awards for:

FEATURE - ($1,000 prize) - For best medium-to-feature length film (over 25 minutes runtime);
SHORT - ($750 prize) - For best short film (under 25 minutes runtime);
STUDENT - ($750 prize) - For best film directed, shot, and produced by student filmmakers;
ENVIRONMENT, CIVIL UNREST & PANDEMIC - ($500 prize) - For best film highlighting social and/or environmental issues;
SMARTPHONE - ($500 prize) For best film shot and edited on a smartphone;
MUSIC VIDEO - ($500 prize) - For best music video;
COMEDY - ($500 prize)- For best comedy film;
EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT-GARDE - ($500 prize) - For best experimental film.

Films can win in multiple categories. Preference given to work by local filmmakers in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

The goal of the Subculture Film Festival is to highlight the work of local artists and filmmakers in Palm Beach County while showcasing the best in new films from around the world. We accept submissions of any and all forms, genres, and lengths.

- Submission to the festival does not guarantee selection and screening.
- Films submitted for awards should not have been screened prior to January 1, 2021.
- Shorts (less than 25 minutes in length); medium-length and feature films (25 minutes and longer); Smartphone (shot and edited on a smartphone).
- Student and local filmmakers can apply for a waiver or reduction of submission fees by sending an email to

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Danielo Peuguero

    Had good time. Nice area.

    March 2022
  • Jonathan Vargas

    One of the best film festivals I have ever been to. I had such a good time being out there as it was all positive vibes and I got to interact and meet dozens of artists and filmmakers out there. I can't wait for the next one.

    March 2022