Filmmakers FAQ

Do you have my festival screening copy?
If you are notified that you are an "Official Selection", please get your screening copy to us as soon as possible.  We prefer your film in an MP4 format, emailed to us via wetransfer.com ( click here ) Our email address for the transfer is rayandmigdalia@yahoo.com    The wetransfer service is free. You may also use dropsend.com, dropcanvas.com, or any comparable service.
Where is Palm Bay?
Palm Bay is in Brevard County, Florida, approximately two hours east of Orlando. Our next door neighbor is Melbourne. Interstate 95 runs through the center of Palm Bay, and our screening venue, COMFORT SUITES, is right next to the southbound exit ramp. (Exit 173).
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 after each block of films.  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 "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.