THE REEL DEAL FILM FESTIVAL
WE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR LABELS.
IT'S ABOUT THE FILM.
Do you identify as a Filmmaker? Then log into Film Freeway and hit submit. If you like watching films, time to sign out of your streaming platform and leave the house. The Reel Deal Film Festival offers a captivating cinematic showcase, bringing together independent filmmakers and avid moviegoers to celebrate creativity and storytelling - in person - the way movies are meant to be seen. With a selection of thought-provoking and visually stunning short films and features, including the gems from our student filmmaking clubs, curated by a panel of judges representing directors, professors, industry leaders, film enthusiasts and even a few students, a menu of emerging talent is born. Unique narratives challenge conventions and ignite conversations. Be inspired and entertained as The Reel Deal Film Festival brings hidden gems of the indie film world to Volusia County. By participating, you support the At-Risk Teen Outreach of The Reel Film Foundation.
Documentary Long Form
The World’s Best Film
Documentary Short Form
David Peter Hansen
Welcome to Forever
I Have to Tweet that
The Real Impact
Daniel Blu Cervantes
Faith Based Film
Festival Special Awards
Voice of the Voiceless Award
By Kay Rubacek
The Earth and its Creatures Award
Manatee Rescue: Last Stand of a Florida Treasure
Riverside Conservancy & Red Rock Films,
Authenticity, the Musical USA
Film School Standout
It’s Over, Florida State University
Charlee Andelman, Director
Ruslan Aknov, Russia
6-12th Grade Student Filmmaker of the Year
Axe Soup, Screenplay by Candido Soto, III
Most Creative Title credit
Philippe Vanasse-Paquet All IN 10:50
Heart of the Festival
Festival Director's Best of Festival 2023
As they say, when it's the best written, best acted, and best edited, it's the Director...
Welcome to Forever, USA 9:22
Directed by John Gray