Florida Film Festivals
South Florida is not only a great place to film, but is also
a great place to show the best and the brightest that Hollywood
and independent filmmakers have to offer. With a variety of
film festivals catering to a variety of needs, South Florida
is a destination worthy of greatness.
Filmmakers may enjoy the nightlife of South Beach and the
fun of the various attractions of the area, but these festivals
also enhance the culture that we have to offer and increase
the likelihood of future production make here.
The Miami International Film Festival
Miami Dade College helps to present this event which serves
as a premiere venue for showcasing film and fostering film
business in South Florida throughout the year. The event helps
foster international productions and more specifically Ibero-American
productions. The Festival has massive audience appeal and
draws large crowds to their events.
The Miami Short Film Festival
More and more content is moving into the short film market.
With online content and vignettes becoming the rage, this
festival keeps growing in popularity and strength.
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Massive Festival providing a wide variety of content at Cinema
Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale. A great event with prestigious
reputation and films that should be seen in their natural
environment...a great theatre.
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
South Florida has a thriving gay and lesbian community. With
a variety of talented artists and cultural individuals, it
is natural that the area would also feature one of the nation's
premier film festivals for the gay and lesbian community.
With event held in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this covers
the gamut of South Florida. Their mission statement: To
enrich, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense
of community through international and culturally diverse
film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary
perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
Palm Beach International Film Festival
This event not only shows some great films from up and coming
filmmakers, but has also donated over one million dollars
for education programs through grants and scholarships.
The Miami Underground Film Festival
With a focus on independent filmmakers with an emphasis on
fostering new talent with a unique voice. The Festival is
at Miami Beach Cinemateque on South Beach.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival
Presented by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education,
this Festival features work by young Jewish filmmakers.
Women's International Film Festival
This Festival highlights the works of female filmmakers and
helps to promote the prominence of upcoming women in the industry.
Women are under-represented in the film industry behind the
camera and the Festival works to provide a venue for women
to show their works in a supportive atmosphere and to help
bring broader audiences to their work.
Tampa International Film Festival
This annual event's goal is to present a world class cultural
and artistic event, designed to enrich and inform the greater
Tampa Bay community concerning social developments and artistic
trends in international culture as made manifest through both
the critical understanding and enjoyment of world cinema.
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
This Festival looks to create a forum for promoting these