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Freethought Film Fest

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational organization. Our mission is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

The International Freethought Film Festival is in its third season. IFFF 2013 will take place in Orlando, Florida from November 15th-17th. The categories of films that we screen range from live action, animation, documentary, experimental and narrative features and shorts. The films are captivating, thought provoking, entertaining and the selections reflect our mission statement.

The International Freethought Film Festival is a niche film festival for the bold. Promoting reason through film is our mission. Examples of themes in the Freethought niche are those that challenge what some societies and cultures deem unchallengeable, such as religion or government policies. The examination of truth claims that are of interest to skeptics, such as paranormal claims, alternative medicine, UFO’s, psychics and astrology, fits this niche. Films that shed light on Human Rights violations, and stories of women and men who take a humanistic approach to affect positive change in society, have a home at IFFF. The clash between scientifiic findings and religious/superstitious traditions is a common theme among submissions as well.

Official film selections get exposure outlside of just the film festival , Freethinkers around the globe are seeking more films that reflect their idealism in entertaining ways, in addition to documentaries. The Freethought Film Festival Foundaton works with national and international secular organizations to share these films and recommend them to members of their organization. Exposure at the International Freethought Film Festival will launch your film toward an eager audience within the secular movement.

Many film festivals select films that generally steer clear of major controversy. Submitting to those festivals may be a waste of a submission fee for you. If your film reflects any of these ideals, submit it. We affirm that having the freedom of expression completely negates the concept of having the courage of your convictions. We strongly believe that rationalistic and artistic are not mutually exclusive. Visit our Website ( to watch shorts and teasers of official selections of IFFF seasons passed.

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation, host of the International Freethought Film Festival, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. All proceeds from submissions and events go toward the continuity of the Internationational Freethought Film Festival and promoting reason through film via special film events.

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IFFF Update--Jan. 31, 2011

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International Freethought Film Festival Update
January 31, 2011

From the Director

Andrea Steele

Our call for submissions for the first season of the International Freethought Film Festival is closed; which means it’s time to put together the programming for the event. We are so impressed with quality and content of the films that were entered for consideration. The filmmakers, who submitted their films for consideration, understood that the IFFF is a platform for films that question—what may be to some—the unquestionable; and critically examine that which is commonly deemed exempt from inquiry. In our case, as a niche film festival focused on freethought ideals, it is to be expected that religion, superstitions and pseudoscience are going to be examined with a critical eye. This aspect of promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry was not lost on them. The films that were selected for screening will prove to make an eclectic program, and each of them reflects some aspect our mission statement. What’s especially encouraging is that many of these independent filmmakers took the risk of creating films that go beyond just raising questions. They challenge that which purports to have definitive answers; and some expose absurdity without apology. While Hollywood produces films purely based on monetary projection, independent filmmakers are known to delve into their films with passion and a story to tell—whether or not the story is too deep or controversial for the masses. The film festival circuit is where they turn to in order to share their creativity, without control of content from the major motion picture industry. We thank them for sharing that passion and creativity with us. ~Andrea

Event Sponsors

American Humanist Association

Center for Inquiry- Transnational

In-kind Supporters

Cigar City Brewing

The Bricks of Ybor City & The Skate Park of Tampa

James Randi Educational Foundation

How You Can Help

To make a tax
deductible donation to support the International Freethought Film Festival, use the PayPal button
below, or send your contribution to:
Freethought Film Festival Foundation
P.O. Box 3473
Brandon, FL 33509

Freethought Film Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, educational organiztion promoting reason, critical thinking
and freedom of inquiry through the medium
of film

The program of the International Freethought Film Festival will include 10 different film screenings of independent feature and short films, selected from film submissions that best reflect the mission statement of promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry.
Narratives, documentaries and animations will be screened to produce a
spectrum of artistic interpretations of freethought concepts through film.

Program line-up


"The Nature of Existence"
directed by Roger Nygard

"The God Complex"
directed by Mark Pirro

directed by Mustafa Zaveri

"Creator of God"
directed by Vivekanand Palavali

"The Evangelist"
directed by Nate Chapman

"The Third Testament"
directed by Matt Dallmann

directed by Kelli Cooke

Click here to view trailers

Shorts Screenings:

"Dark Matter" short films reflecting the darker side of inquiry

"The Brighter Side" shorts program

"Peace it Together" shorts program

Click here to view shorts line-up

Have a book, DVD, special event, product, conference, business
or organization to promote?
Place an ad in our event program.

IFFF attendees will see your ad as they browse through event info. It will also be available for download on our Website, for those who cannot make it the event, but still want to know what they're missing.


Contact Andrea Steele to place your ad


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