9th Annual

15 Minutes of Fame

April 29, 2017 to April 29, 2017

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Ray & Migdalia Etheridge
200 Santa Martia Street SW
Palm Bay FL 32908
Phone: 321-984-7789

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

NARRATIVE (Produced in the USA)
Must be 15 minutes or less. This is usually a "made up" story that is scripted. Examples would be comedy, horror, drama, thrillers, etc. (No Music Videos please).
DOCUMENTARY (Produced in the USA)
Must be 15 minutes or less. You can include "Reality TV" and "Mockumentary" in this category. We have a separate category for WEB-TV.
YOU TUBE or WEB TV (Made in the USA)
Can be a one-episode project or an ongoing series. Must be 15 minutes or less.
ANIMATION (Produced in the USA)
Must be 15 minutes or less. Animation can be hand-drawn, computer generated, or stop motion.
TRAILER (Produced in the USA)
Must be 15 minutes or less. A trailer for any type of movie, web series, or TV show.
A :30, :60, :90, or 2:00 PSA or commercial. Do NOT submit infomercials or sales presentations longer than two minutes in length. (No music videos please.)
Film can be shot anywhere in the U.S. You must CURRENTLY live in Brevard County, Florida. (I.D. required showing your address). In this category you can enter a narrative, animation, documentary, web series, PSA, or trailer. Must be 15 minutes or less. Limit: 1 (one) film per filmmaker. NO music videos please.


We are looking for films produced by filmmakers anywhere in the U.S. that are 15 minutes or less. Here's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, watch some great films, and spend the day in Palm Bay, Florida. Our goal is to provide a public showcase for quality films that might otherwise be ignored. All films submitted to the festival through withoutabox are eligible for an IMDB page.


This is our 9th year, and our 14th film festival. Since our festival began in 2009, we have shown over 650 films, and many of them have gone on to win awards in major festivals throughout the world.

Our festival is for short films that are 15 minutes or less, produced anywhere in the United States. We welcome narratives, documentaries, PSAs, trailers, web series, and animation. (No music videos). Equal and fair consideration is given to all filmmakers, regardless of where you live, or the size of your budget.

The films chosen for our festival are produced by filmmakers of all experience levels, from students, to seasoned professionals.

Our program is selected by a panel of five judges, who carefully grade each film on its technical merits, acting, script, and entertainment value. The films with good audio and strong stories have the greatest chance of being selected. We normally receive around 200 entries, and select about 40 of the best films for our show. These “Official Selections” will all receive “festival laurels”, and compete for additional awards.

Filmmakers are encouraged to come and introduce their film, and to participate in a Q&A afterwards. Our screening room at COMFORT SUITES seats 100, and tickets to all shows are FREE for anyone who wishes to attend...parking is free also! Bring your whole cast, crew, and friends too! The general public is also invited to attend FREE with the donation of one non-perishable food item for the SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK.


OVER TWO DOZEN AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE FESTIVAL. We will announce winners during the festival, after each block of films is shown.

--Winners WHO ARE PRESENT at the festival will receive a trophy and framed Award Certificate.
--Winners who are NOT present will receive their Award Certificate by email. (No trophy or frame).
--All winners will receive “Winner” laurels.


Ray & Migdalia Etheridge


(1.) Your film must be no harsher than an "R" rating.
(2.) Films may have been produced any year.
(3.) We accept films from anywhere in the U.S.
(4.) No premiere requirements.
(5.) Project may have distribution.
(6.) We no longer accept DVDs. Your preview and exhibition copies must be made available to us via Secure Online Screener or as a downloadable MP4.
(7) Your downloadable MP4 exhibition copy must be made available to us no later than April 8, 2017 to be included in our show reels.
(8.) Press Kits are not required. We will use the information and stills from your online press kit.
(9) No film may be withdrawn from the festival after the Official Selections have been announced.
(10) We do not pay "screening fees".
(11) Filmmakers attending our film festival must provide their own transportation, housing, meals, and expenses.
(12) Maximum running time of any entry shall not exceed 15-minutes, including credits.
(13) We do not screen "Music Videos".
(14) We are a small festival on a shoestring budget, and therefore cannot grant fee waivers. Please do not ask.
(15) No refunds of entry fees.


15 Minutes of Fame is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless 15 Minutes of Fame from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Entry fees are non-refundable.