Rules and Regulations

Flamingo Film Festival 2021

2021 FFF Submission Guidelines
*** Carefully read the guidelines before submitting your film. ***

A) Guidelines
1 – Entrant must be enrolled as a student at a university, college, or other post-secondary institution at the time of production. Therefore, the entrant must include proof of student status at the time of production. Please include a copy of a current student ID with your entry or email it to FAU students and alumni are encouraged to submit films.

2 – Films and videos are limited to 20 minutes or less.

3 – Multiple submissions are allowed. However, each submission must be accompanied by the USD entry fee, determined by Festival Organizers.

4 – Films and videos must be completed on or after JANUARY 1, 2019. A rough cut may be considered, provided that if selected, a final cut of the film is made available before scheduled programming.

5 – Foreign language films must be subtitled and/or captioned in English.

6 – 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.

7 – Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content within the entry.

8 – Entrant permits usage of video clips and production stills (photos) from the film submission for promotional use online, on television and radio, in print, and at events.

9 – Entrant confirms that the submission is not publicly available online nor on any paid or free video-on-demand services.

B) Submissions
1 – All Submissions will be through FilmFreeway. The regular deadline is 11:59 PM (EST), APRIL 11th, 2021. Deadline waivers are at the discretion of Festival Organizers and may be available upon request.

C) Notifications
1 – All entrants will be notified by email or FilmFreeway when their film or video has been received.

2 – 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 the property of the film festival. The Flamingo Film Festival has permission to use excerpts from any accepted film for promotional purposes.

3 – If accepted, entrants will be notified by email on or before APRIL 17th, 2021. Within 24-48 hours of notification, entrants will need to provide relevant film information and a downloadable .mov or mp4 via Dropbox, Google Drive, FilmFreeway, or Vimeo to screen.

4 – If not accepted, the festival does not offer technical nor critical feedback on films.

D) Entry Fees
1 – The submission Fee is $10 (USD) per entry. GOLD members should receive a discount. That’s cheap! Discounts and waivers are at the discretion of Festival Organizers.

E) Returns
1 – Due to the large number of entries received, any physical submissions of materials will not be returned.

F) Categories and Awards
1 – Flamingo Film Festival reserves the right and has the discretion to change the submission category for an entry. As well, the festival reserves the right and has the discretion to add award categories and suspend award categories.

2 – 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. There are no cash awards.

G) Festival Dates, Locations, Times, Prices, Parking (**** Subject to change. ***)
1– Screening Date: April 24, 2021

2 – Start & Run Times: Program #1 – TBD (EST) | Program #2 – TBD (EST)
*** Additional programs are at the discretion of Festival Organizers. ***

3 – Location:

4 – Price: The Flamingo Film Festival is FREE to attend.

5 – Parking: FREE and on your couch!

H) Sponsorship
1 – The 8th Annual Flamingo Film Festivals thanks the following for their continued support: Florida Atlantic University, Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, Florida Atlantic University School of Communication & Multimedia Studies, FilmFreeway, Black Iron Films, and our private donors.

2 – If you’re interested in sponsoring, feel free to send us an email. All sponsors will be verbally thanked prior to screenings and placed in the festival program, as well as on festival posters, postcards, website, and social media sites.

I) Questions/Inquiries/Contact/Press