Fort Yachtie Da Film Festival accepts entries

Aug 5, 2014 by Guest Writer

Fort Yachtie Da Film Festival is now accepting sponsors and entries in the 7th Annual yachting industry short video contest. The videos must be original in content, be less than 5 minutes long, must depict the yachting lifestyle in some way, and must be produced wholly by yacht crew. Amateur Producers compete to win $1000 in cash grand prize for Best Overall video, $5500 in cash and prizes plus an original hand made “Oscar Fish” trophy. The awards ceremony, attended by 300-400 luxury yacht captains and crew, is an elegant Red Carpet event emulating the Academy Awards to make everyone feel like A-List stars. Sponsorship opportunities include branding and exposure in marine publications, in various online outlets, email, printed literature brought to boat shows, the night of the awards, and also with post event coverage. The charitable organization, Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) has been designated as the beneficiary of 15% of the events ticket sales and also the proceeds from the raffle.

Film entry deadline is October 1st, online voting will be Oct 2 – Nov 1, sponsorship deadlines are the 1st of July, August, and September, and the awards ceremony will be November 15.

Interested Producers should register online at and can upload their video entry there, The awards ceremony will be at Cinema Paradiso 503 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This event’s mission is to provide a creative outlet for yacht crew, while building teamwork and collaboration skills, creating a closer bond between ‘actors’ and ‘producers’ in the process, thereby improving crew longevity, making yacht ownership and employment more enjoyable!

Questions about the event, Volunteering or Sponsor inquiries can contact Shalom Weiss at or call 954-462-4624 for more info.