Films are divided into blocks that are approximately 90 minutes long. Most blocks are grouped by genre except for Opening Night, which is a mix of genres; E for Everyone, which is all family friendly; and Florida Flavor, which is films made by Florida filmmakers or were shot primarly in Florida.
At the end of each block the audience votes for its favorite film. Each winning film is again screened at our final Best of the Fest block on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. when our jury of film professionals will select the winning film to be crowned Best of the Fest. Screening committee awards will also be announced at the Best of the Fest block.
Block winners will receive a cash prize and a Monroe award, which is an original piece of metal artwork designed by Sanford artist Julie Kessler. The following Monroe awards will be given out this year:
SELECTED BY AUDIENCE
Best Opening Night
Best E for Everyone
Best Sci-Fi / Horror
Best Florida Flavor
SELECTED BY SCREENING COMMITTEE
SELECTED BY JUDGES PANEL
Best of the Fest