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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) reels out over 200 films from around the globe. Filmmakers and celebrities attend many of the screenings and events during the festival. Parties and gatherings at area "hot spots", on board yachts, and on the beach will provide audiences an opportunity to hob knob with film talent and other movie buffs.




Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

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The Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival is an annual event screens 100 films from over 30 countries. The 28 day Festival is the longest film festival in the world, and is Florida`s biggest and second oldest.



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The most unique difference between entering FLIFF and your ordinary film festival, is opportunity. When you submit your film to FLIFF you are automatically entered for consideration into:

31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival November 4 - 20, 2016

We recommend that you enter through:


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However, if you would prefer just to go direct with FLIFF, you can download an entry form BELOW. 

Entry Form (Adobe Acrobat) or Entry Form (MS Word)



  • June 1st..............Early Deadline offers the biggest discount
  • July 1st...............Regular Deadline
  • August 1st...........Final Deadline
  • August Extended Deadline
  • September 15th..Students only


Entry Fees

Professional Features


  • June 1 $40
  • July 1 $45
  • August 1 $50
  • August 15 $65


Professional Documentaries


  • June 1  $40
  • July 1 $45
  • August 1 $50
  • August 15 $65


Professional Short Subjects


  • June 1 $30
  • July 1 $35
  • August 1 $40
  • August 15 $55 


College Films (regardless of category)


  • July 1 $20
  • Sept 1 $25
  • Sept 15 $30
  • Sept 30 $35 (film will not be listed in catalog)


College Categories


  • Short (SS) Under 20 minutes
  • Long Narrative (SN) 20 minutes or longer
  • Documentary (SD) Any length
  • Animation (SA) Any length 


High School


  • July 1 $15
  • Aug 1 $15
  • Aug 2 - Sept 15 $20
  • Sept 16 - 30 $30 (film will not be listed in catalog)


**High School entries should not exceed 10 minutes. However, some exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Festival Administration. 

Your Entry

DO: Send a DVD in a padded envelope

DON'T: Go crazy sealing or taping your package

DON'T: Send in a padded envelope that has stuffing (we hate those things and they gunk up our playback units)

As a student: You must submit the name of your educational Institution to be listed in the catalog.  (And don't make us go hunting for that info...) Use a Sharpie and write it directly on your DVD

DON'T: Put a paper sticker on your DVD

DON'T:  Send your package with Signature Required. We cannot guarantee its timeliness 


1) Films must be Florida Premieres, unless they are Florida produced Films. Then they need only be 'South Florida' Premieres.

2) Once submitted, a film cannot be withdrawn from consideration.

3) If a film is selected for acceptance into the Official program, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason by the filmmaker.

4) If a film is submitted with incorrect, erroneous or false information, FLIFF reserves the right to disqualify the film from consideration and the entry fee will not be returned.

5) Entries will not be returned.

6) FLIFF will post the accepted entries on its Facebook page.  This may constitute the only form of acknowledgment for those not accepted.

7) Entries must be received, not postmarked, by the dates outlined above to qualify for fees and/or acceptance of entry.


MAIL your entry package to:


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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
1314 East Las Olas Blvd # 007
Fort Lauderdale
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