Submit a film

Submissions Dates:

  • JANUARY 14 - Open Submissions
  • MARCH 31 - Earlybird Deadline
  • MAY 31 - Regular Deadline
  • JUNE 22 - Late Deadline (Submissions CLOSE on this date)
  • JULY 31 - Filmmaker Notification


The Full Bloom Film Festival  proudly accepts entries  via, the world’s best online  submission platform.  FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners,  unlimited video storage,  digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

Officially  selected films will be eligible to receive awards by  category, as well  as the ranking award for Best of Fest. Prizes will be  awarded by a  panel of judges based on the film’s overall artistic,  narrative, and  technical quality.


  • Narrative Feature
  • Documentary Feature
  • Short Narrative
  • Short Documentary
  • Animation (any length)

Winning films in each category will be awarded $250 (Visa gift card or via PayPal).
The winning film for “Best of Fest” will receive $500 (Visa gift card or via PayPal).

Each  official selection will be given two (2) VIP Passes to attend Full  Bloom Film Festival screenings and events. 

FBFF plans to offer networking opportunities and panel discussions for film industry professionals and fellow supporters of the arts community. Attendees representing officially selected films may also be asked to participate in panels and moderated Q&A sessions with the audience immediately following their film’s screening.

In  addition, if your feature film has World or Domestic Premiere  status,  it is eligible for a Red Carpet Premiere. The Red Carpet  Premiere will  include four (4) VIP Passes and a Red Carpet entrance with  coverage from local and regional news outlets. A Red Carpet Premiere  may be  granted to up to two (2) feature film selections. Let us know  upon  submission if you wish to be considered as a premiere film.

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Rules & Terms:

  1. The Full Bloom Film Festival is not responsible for any lost,   damaged, or stolen items, including films in any medium, while en-route   or in our possession, on or off of festival grounds.
  2. All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  3. The Full Bloom Film Festival retains the right to accept or  decline  any film, for whatever reason, without notice or explanation.
  4. Cash prizes and categories listed online are not set on exact   figures and may vary. Contact the Full Bloom Film Festival for current   prize and category listings.
  5. Filmmaker is responsible for clearing all rights to the content of the film.
  6. Filmmaker grants the Full Bloom Film Festival the right to use   excerpts from the film including audio, video, names and images to   promote the festival.
  7. Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film,  being  the sole rights-holder or authorized representative thereof.
  8. Applicant agrees to provide a film representative’s Name, Full   Address, Phone and all other contact information at the time of   submission.
  9. Upon acceptance, filmmakers (or primary film contact) will provide an exhibition copy in one of the following formats:
     i. DVD
     ii. BluRay
     iii. HDCam
     iv. QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent
     (Format  subject to change. Should any issues arise regarding the  availability  of the intended exhibition copy, films will be screened as  scheduled  from a format left to the discretion of festival organizers.)
  10. Filmmakers are responsible for shipping costs associated with delivering all materials to the Full Bloom Film Festival.
  11. All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.