5th Annual Bonita Springs Short Film Fest Competition

The films are in, and the judges are deliberating. The Festival’s Gala will take place Thursday, November 1st, at 6pm, at Prado Stadium 12 Theaters.


– If you have received an official entry confirmation email from us, you are entitled to one free ticket to attend the gala.
– In addition, every official submission is entitled to buy 4 extra tickets at half price. The cost for every half price ticket is $10
– In order to get these tickets, you must email us a request, up to 4 tickets at half price, no later than Tuesday, October 30th. These half-price tickets can only be picked up at the day of the gala at the filmmakers’ reception table.
– Please note that you will be charged for the number of tickets you have requested, show or no show.

Again, These tickets can only be picked up at the day of the gala, and Payment must be made at pickup, with cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted.

– You can not buy half-price tickets online, or at Prado ticket booths.
– Additional tickets can now be acquired at Prado Stadium 12 theaters at full price, $20.


Finalists will be notified by Sunday, October 28th.

Finalists will have the opportunity to see their film in its entirety. All non-finalists will have the opportunity to see a sample of their film, at the gala, on Thursday October 1st, 2018.


IMPORTANT: If you have any questions about location permits and filming authorizations please call us or email us in advance so we can provide with the necessary contact information. There are City ordinances about drones and other regulations that you must follow at all times. Don’t take any chances. We will help you with the paperwork as much as we can but ultimately you are the sole responsible for your actions. So have fun but remember to be considerate to your fellow citizens, respect their privacy and follow every City and traffic regulation at all times.