Film Festivals

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a Sunshine State spectacle featuring over 100 films from around the world, lavish parties with celebrity guests, and unforgettable moments made even more cinematic by the stunning South Florida sunset. Next festival dates: November 3-12, 2023.

OUTshine Film Festival

OUTshine’s mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience. Next festival dates: October 19-29, 2023.

FTLADW Filmmaker Showcase

Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week launched its first ever Filmmaker Showcase in 2023 as a new initiative to support emerging and established voices to discover local filmmakers based in Broward County. Next festival dates: TBD January 2024.

Arts Accelerator Film Festival

Instead of submitting films, creative teams compete to write and shoot original short films in three days, from concept to completion. Festival winners will be compiled into a feature-length “South Florida Emerging Filmmakers” showcase for global distribution. Next festival dates: films shot between August 24-27, 2023; films screened at Savor Cinema on September 23, 2023.

Hollywood Florida Film Festival

The Hollywood Florida Film Festival’s objective is to unite the community of Hollywood, FL through the medium of cinema, bringing the visual arts of movies from around the globe to their beautiful community. Next festival dates: November 11-18, 2023.