SouthWest Florida Films

Where SW Florida writers, actors, and filmmakers join forces to make quality films.

PSA Video

This video is a true community effort!

PSA Credits

Everyone, both in front of and behind the camera, shared their skill and artistry to make it happen in less than two weeks.

2017 Sarasota Community Short Film Competition

The winning amateur screenwriters and directors, who are part of the production teams, were announced on August 2, 2017. They are being mentored and supported by both professionals and their peers throughout the filmmaking process until their films premiere and compete for an audience award at an international film festival in 2018.

Screenwriting submission period is closed

  • Open to any amateur screenwriters who reside in Manatee or Sarasota County. Limited to 2 scripts per writer.
  • Must be 3-15 pages in length
  • Submissions will be judged blind by peers and professionals.
  • Three winners announced August 2nd.

Director’s film submission period is closed.

  • Open to any amateur directors who reside in Manatee or Sarasota County.
  • Limited to 1 submission per director.
  • Download the scene here:  Competition scene 
  • Have fun with it!
  • Submissions will be judged blind by peers and professionals.
  • Three winners announced August 2nd.