Subculture Film Festival will take place March 18, 19, and 20.

This is the first incarnation of the Subculture Film Festival, although the same group operated the Flo Film Festival and the West Palm Beach Independent Film Festival. The Festival is unique as it will take place at one location with an opening gala and a closing gala with mixed media arts and entertainment through the weekend. This gives the filmmakers a forum to exchange ideas and brainstorm on future projects. Whether you are a die-hard filmmaker or film buff this will be a weekend you will not want to miss.


The festival will award cash prizes by selecting from the pool of applicants across three submission categories, with awards for:

FEATURE – ($1,000 prize) – For best medium-to-feature length film (over 25 minutes runtime);
SHORT – ($750 prize) – For best short film (under 25 minutes runtime);
STUDENT – ($750 prize) – For best film directed, shot, and produced by student filmmakers;
ENVIRONMENT, CIVIL UNREST & PANDEMIC – ($500 prize) – For best film highlighting social and/or environmental issues;
SMARTPHONE – ($500 prize) For best film shot and edited on a smartphone;
MUSIC VIDEO – ($500 prize) – For best music video;
COMEDY – ($500 prize)- For best comedy film;
EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT-GARDE – ($500 prize) – For best experimental film.

Films can win in multiple categories. Preference given to work by local filmmakers in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

Final Deadline for Film Submissions: March 14, 2022

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