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    15 Minutes of Fame Festival of Short Films

                       Cocoa Beach, Florida


                             FILMMAKER FAQ


    Do I need to send you a DVD of my film?
    No. If you are notified that you are an "Official Selection", we will request an H-264/MP4 from you, which you can send to us via ,, or Please keep your file as small as possible. We will transcode your film for our show reel. Send your film to
    Will I receive festival "laurels".
    Yes. All filmmakers will receive their laurels by email.
    Where is Cocoa Beach?
    Cocoa Beach is in Brevard County, Florida, approximately two hours east of Orlando. Our screening venue is the INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER on A1A, right on the beach.
    Do I need tickets for the screening?
    No. All shows are FREE, so tickets and reservations are NOT required.  Feel free to invite as many guests as you wish, and don't forget to announce your screening on your facebook page.

    Will you introduce me to the audience?
    Yes, filmmakers will be called to the front of the room after your film runs, and you will have a brief opportunity to talk about your film.
    How should I dress?
    Casually and comfortably.
    Do you have a formal award ceremony?
    No. We announce, and present awards at the end of the day.  Winners who are present at the screening will receive an award certificate, and winners who are unable to attend will receive an "electronic certificate" via email, which can be printed at home. All winners will be posted on this website the day after the festival, and will receive appropriate "winner" laurels via email.
    Can someone else accept my award for me?
    Yes.  If you wish, that person can also introduce the film.  Please have that person request the award from us so that you are assured of receiving it.
    How are winning films selected?
    We have a panel of five judges who carefully screen each film numerous times. Films are judged on a point system for their technical merits, script development, acting, and entertainment value. Films with the the highest scores become "Official Selections".
    Can you hand out publicity materials for me?
    Yes. We will have a table set up for publicity materials such as postcards, business cards, mini-posters (11x17 or smaller), and souvenir items.  You can mail your items to us (about a dozen pieces will do), to:  Ray and Migdalia Etheridge, 200 Santa Martia St. SW, Palm Bay FL 32908.