Awards

Cash Prizes for FilmFest "Effy" Winners!

Cash Prizes will be awarded based on entertainment and content quality and suitability for the target audience of the students of the state of Florida!

Judge's Award – Full Length (Over 23 minutes)

Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Films must relate to personal finance, explicitly or otherwise. Some films may be selected for the film festival that will not be selected for final award judging. Over 23 minutes. Must be in English or Spanish with English captions.

Judge’s Award – Short Film (23 minutes or under)

Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Films must relate to personal finance, explicitly or otherwise. Some films may be selected for the film festival that will not be selected for final award judging. 23 minute Maximum. Must be in English or Spanish with English captions.

Audience Choice Award – Either Category

Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Films must relate to personal finance, explicitly or otherwise. Some films may be selected for the film festival that will not be selected for final award judging. 23 minute Maximum. Must be in English or Spanish with English captions.


The F5 initiative, brought to the marketplace by Florida Prosperity Partnership, is so much more than a contest.

The FPP Financial Focus FilmFest is part of a larger initiative to bring an edutainment approach to developing greater Financial Literacy to the emerging generation of the Florida and beyond. As you will see in the For Educators section, selected films will be paired with Discussion Guides and made available to educators who desire to positively influence young people with edutainment and interactive, discussion- and activity-based learning!

The F5 is a filmmaker's opportunity to make a difference using their creativity, reaching thousands of students in Florida and beyond to become more financially savvy and secure in their future!