Hey, Florida Filmies! Have you heard about the annual Orlando International Film Festival that takes places in the Orlando area every summer?

The 2023 festival will be taking place July 13-16.


The Orlando International Film Festival (OIFF) is hosted by the University of Central Florida (UCF) Nicholson School of Communication, and it fulfills the nonprofit organization’s goals of improving the quality of life of emerging and disadvantaged filmmakers and artists through a cultural exchange of films, music, dance, and art. 

The festival screens feature-length and short films created by filmmakers from around the world. Beyond films, programming includes panel discussions and Q&A sessions.


The OIFF also works with Lions Club International to host a summer camp for children to learn about film and media. Art created by the children is often displayed at the event in a gallery setting.

About the Organizers

The annual Orlando International Film Festival is put together by the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media. The school awards degrees in communication, film and mass media, and games and interactive entertainment. 

Lions Club International is a global organization that is focused on supporting vision, the environment, childhood cancer, hunger, and diabetes. The club has over 1.4 members around the world.

Special Events

Special events at this festival include a welcome ceremony, an awards ceremony, and a banquet.


This festival gives awards to movies as part of the festival. 

Grand Jury Feature US Fiction Award
Grand Jury Feature International Fiction Award
Grand Jury Feature International Documentary Award
Grand Jury Feature US Award
Grand Jury Short Award
Grand Jury Student Short
Grand Jury Special Feature
Grand July Student Feature
Grand Jury Feature Screenplay
Grand Jury Short Screenplay
Grand Jury Honorable Mention
Grand Jury Animation
Grand Jury Special Short
Grand Jury US Short Fiction

Festival Locations

The festival is held in Orlando, Florida. Orlando is in Central Florida, and is part of Orange County.

Screenings for the Orlando International Film Festival take place at the UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media campus, located in downtown Orlando.

UCF Nicholson CMB
500 W Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 682-6744

The event was held at the Orange County Convention Center in 2022.


This festival is associated with the International Lions Club. More information can be found here, https://oifflionsclub.com/

Festival Ticket Types

The festival sells access to the festival by day-long passes. A virtual pass is also available, which allows passholders to watch all of the Selected and Award Winning films online. See prices for 2023 festival here.


How to Buy

Tickets can be purchased on the film festival’s website, at https://www.orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org/.


Event Dates

2024: Not yet announced

2023: July 13-16

2022: July 9-15 


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