The Orlando Film Festival Returns to Downtown Orlando Oct 28-Nov 4 .. #OrlandoFilmFest @OrlandoFilmFest #OrlandoArts

Orlando Film Festival

After a year of going virtual, the 16th Annual Orlando Film Festival returns to downtown Orlando for an in person festival October 28 thought November 4, 2021.

Named one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, the film fest allows independent filmmakers to showcase their work in features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and more.

This year’s special guest is actor John Amos (“Good Times,” “Roots,” “Coming to America”) will be showcasing his newest film “Because of Charlie,” which is set in Central Florida. He will also be receiving this years Icon Award.

My friend Angie is also showing her short film “Bloom” at this year’s festival:

Tickets start at $20 for day passes and $100 for a 7-day general admission pass. All showings will be at the CMX Plaza Cinema Café (155 S. Orange Ave).

To see the full list of films, purchase tickets/passes, or get more information, visit

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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