Rules and Regulations

2022 FFF Submission Guidelines
* Carefully read the guidelines before submitting your film. *

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. Include a copy of a current student ID with your entry or email it to FAU students are encouraged to submit films.

2 – Films 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 must be completed on or after JANUARY 1, 2020. 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 films. All forms, fees, and films must be received by the submission deadline. Only completed 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.

1 – All Submissions will be through FilmFreeway. Regular deadline is March 27th, 2022. Extended deadline is April 11th, 2022. Deadline and fee waivers, including GOLD, are at the discretion of Festival Organizers. Waivers may be made available upon request.

1 – All entrants will be notified by email or FilmFreeway when a film 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 15th, 2022. Within 24-48 hours of notification, entrants must provide relevant film info and a downloadable .mov or .mp4 via Dropbox, Google Drive, FilmFreeway, or Vimeo to screen.

4 – If a film is not accepted, the festival does not offer refunds, technical, or critical feedback.

1 – The submission Fee is $5 (USD) per entry, unless otherwise noted. GOLD members receive a 50% discount. That’s cheap! Discounts and fee waivers are at the discretion of Festival Organizers.

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

1 – Flamingo Film Festival reserves the right and has the discretion to change the submission category for an entry. Further, 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. Therefore, the festival will be juried and competitive. Payment of the entry fee does not guarantee a screening. Funds collected go to festival expenses. Believe it or not, we work on a micro-budget and have expenses! The festival jury will present awards to films and videos selected as “best” in whatever categories they see fit. There are no cash awards or honorariums.

1– Screening Date: April 23, 2022 (Subject to change.)

2 – Film Programming Start & Run Times: 1 PM (Film program TBD.)

3 – Location: (Online) and FAU MetroLab, Downtown FTL (In-person). (Subject to change.)

4 – Price: The Flamingo Film Festival is FREE to attend. (Donations are always accepted.)

5 – Parking: FREE and on your couch for online livestream. Street and parking garage for in-person.

1 – The festival is not responsible nor is able to provide monetary assistance for an attendee’s travel and/or hotel accommodations. This includes travel from a hotel to the event. However, if you shoot us an email we might be able to assist in other ways. Uber, Lyft, Tri-Rail, Brightline, taxi services, shuttles, and public transportation is available in and around Fort Lauderdale’s downtown core and surrounding areas.

2 – If attending the event in person, please let us know if you have any food allergies.

3 – Please abide by pending FAU, Florida, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

4 – The festival follows ADA and fire prevention guidelines. Smoking is prohibited.

5 – If watching the livestream through Twitch, a trusted network connection is needed.

1 – The 9th Annual Flamingo Film Festivals thanks the following for the continued support: Florida Atlantic University, Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, Florida Atlantic University School of Communication & Multimedia Studies, Florida Atlantic University MetroLab, FilmFreeway, Twitch, Black Iron Films, Videomaker, and all 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, websites, video promos, and social media platforms.