FusionFest Film Contest

FusionFest 2018DEADLINE EXTENDED to Nov. 4, 2018

FusionFest is a free, two-day celebration of the diverse origins and heritages of our community that will be held November 24 and 25, 2018, in Downtown Orlando.

What kind of films? Short documentaries – 3 to 5 minutes – that feature the origins of Central Floridians. The film can be about yourself or someone you know or may be selected from a list of willing subjects. For a list of willing film subjects from all the FusionFest World Regions, contact Terry Olson (terry.olson@ocfl.net, 407-836-5540)

Your film should address some or all of these details…

  • The heritage of the person who is the focus of the film.
  • The reason this person or their family or ancestors came to Central Florida.
  • What their journey was like to get here.
  • How their heritage influenced them while living here, and how they kept their heritage alive while living in Central Florida.
  • What living here means to them.


  • Upload films to YouTube and label file “FFC_LastName_First initial_world region.”
  • Example: FFC_Olson_T_North America.
  • Then fill out the form below
  • Filmmakers may enter more than one film, but each entry must be from a different FusionFest World Region, which are defined as: Africa, Arab Israeli World, Asia-East, Northern Eurasia, Asia-South, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania & Pacific Islands.  (See map.)
  • Deadline: Nov. 1, 2018, at midnight.
  • Films will be screened during FusionFest at the MYgration Film Pavilion

About FusionFest:

FusionFest Film Contest — MYgration
Imagine a free, two-day celebration in Downtown Orlando that features a kaleidoscope of aromas, sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fascinating stories captured on film that illustrate the diverse origins and heritages of our community.

That’s FusionFest! Submit your film, then come and see why we say, It’s Diversitastic!

November 24th and 25th, 2018
Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orange Avenue and Orlando City Hall Commons, Downtown Orlando. For more information, visit us at fusionfest.org

What you’ll find at FusionFest:
International Food Court • Global Marketplace • Music Stage • Dance Stage • Word Stage • Film Contest Pavilion • Fashion Show • Parade • FusionFest Contests • Interactive Experiences

Who’s behind FusionFest?
It is a project of the Downtown Arts District with support from a large community task force.

Enter your short doc here: