Rules and Regs 2012

The 2012 Flamingo Film Festival has passed. Check back later for updates on the 2013 FFF.

2012 FFF Submission Guidelines (Please carefully read these guidelines before filling out the entry form.)

Entrant must be enrolled as a student at a university, college or other post-secondary institution at the time of production. Therefore, entrant must include proof of student status at the time of production. Please include a copy of a current student ID with your entry.

Films and videos are limited to 20 minutes or less.

Multiple submissions are allowed.

Films and videos must be completed on or after January 1, 2011.

Foreign language films must be subtitled in English for festival exhibition.

A completed entry form must accompany each film or video. All forms, fees and films or videos must be received by the submission deadline. Only complete entries will be processed.

Films and videos must be submitted on DVD NTSC/Region 1. Please test your DVD before sending. If a DVD is non-playable, it will not be considered for selection. Please do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authorization to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

Entrant permits usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print and at live Festival events.



The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant.

All international entries must be sent “free domicile” to the festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Flamingo Film Festival will be refused. Please include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. Mark your packet with the following: “DVD/Video is for cultural purposes only; film festival submission; no monetary value.”

The Flamingo Film Festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use plastic or bubble pack envelopes when shipping entries. Do not use fiber envelopes. Fiber can damage videotape and DVDs.

Mail Entries to:

Flamingo Film Festival 2012
c/o Florida Atlantic University School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
111 East Las Olas Blvd.
Askew Tower #812
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 USA



All entrants will be notified by email when their film or video has been received.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high-resolution stills from the film and at least one high-resolution photograph of the film’s director. Publicity and press materials will not be returned and become property of the film festival. The Flamingo Film Festival has permission to use excerpts from any accepted film for promotional purposes.

If accepted, entrants will be notified by email on or before May 1, 2012.



Entry Fee: All entry fees have been waived thanks to the overwhelming support from our Kickstarter fundraising campaign. All previous entrants will be reimbursed for the price of this fee.



Due to the large number of entries received, submission materials and videos will not be returned.


Categories and Awards

Flamingo Film Festival reserves the right and has discretion to change submission category for an entry.

The Festival strives to recognize student achievements in film and video. Therefore, the Festival will be juried and competitive. Payment of the entry fee does not guarantee a screening. The Festival jury will present awards to films and videos selected as best in whatever categories they see fit.


Travel and Accommodations

Travel and accommodations are the sole responsibility of the entrant. However, in some circumstances assistance in finding accommodations may be provided.

Email if you need assistance.


Festival Dates, Locations, and Times

May 11 – 12, 2012 | Time: TBA
Cinema Paradiso
503 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Festival times, dates and locations are subject to change

Click here for a printable version of the FFF Submission Guidelines

Click here to fill out an Entry Form

If you have any questions, please email us at


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