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  • ALT* Festival de Cine Documental LGBT+
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
  • Calgary Underground Film Festival
  • CINHOMO Muestra Internacional de Cine GLBT
  • DIVA Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Geelong Pride Film Festival
  • Hot Docs
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival
  • Lovers Film Festival
  • Malmö Queer Filmfestival
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
  • OGA (S)exhibition
  • Outshine Film Festival: Miami
  • Pink Apple
  • Qfest St. Louis
  • Queens World Film Festival
  • Queer East
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Sunny Bunny LGBTQIA+ Film Festival
Florida Film Festival

Florida Film Festival

Friday, 12 April 2024 until Sunday, 21 April 2024

Oscar-Qualifier:

Best Narrative Short
Best Animated Short


An oasis for both film lovers and filmmakers in the Southeast, the Florida Film Festival is an annual showcase for the best in American independent and foreign cinema.

In addition to its American Independent Film Competition for features, documentaries, shorts, and animation, the Florida Film Festival features an International Showcase, an array of Spotlight Films (projects that have already secured distribution), Midnight Movies, Student Works, tributes, panels and seminars, and late-night parties that take full advantage of Florida's dynamic social scene.


Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Feature
Grand Jury Award - Best Narrative Short*
Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary Short*
Grand Jury Award - Best Animated Short*

*The Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short automatically qualifies the winner for the next year's Academy Awards in the categories of Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short.

The Florida Film Festival requires films in competition for the Grand Jury Award be at least a Florida Premiere.

Special Jury Awards are bestowed in the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film

Audience Award - Best Narrative Feature
Audience Award - Best Documentary Feature
Audience Award - Best Short Film
Audience Award - Best Midnight Short
Audience Award - Best International Feature
Audience Award - Best International Short
Audience Award - Best Florida Film
Audience Award - Best Florida Short