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Film Fest

Let’s Make a Movie, Ya Filthy Animals!

The Naughty-or-Nice Film Fest is an annual event that’s all about celebrating creativity, collaboration, and the holiday spirit through the art of short filmmaking! Join us for the most spirited film fest on the planet!

Here, passionate teams of all backgrounds are challenged to create their very own 5-minute holiday masterpiece in just 3 weeks! Then, it’s onto the public screening on Saturday, January 6th 2024 at 7PM! Can each team create something magical enough to impress our panel of industry judges, win the gleaming trophies and cash prizes, and wow the audience? We can’t wait to find out! GRAB YOUR SCREENING + AWARDS SHOW TICKETS HERE!

Important Dates


Kick-Off Party

Join us on Friday, December 1st at 7PM at Creative Veins Performing Arts Studio for one heck of a magical kick-off party! Here, you and your fellow party-goers will form or join a filmmaking team (we will help with this part!) and select who will be your team captain! Then, each team will draw their filmmaking requirements from our 4 stockings of fortune—Sub-Genre of Holiday Film, Central Conflict, a Location seen in the film, and a Miracle that must occur. Be warned, though, that each stocking has both Naughty and Nice requirements! Can’t make it to the kick-off, but still want to participate? Email or text us ( | 904.323.2471)! We got you! We’re all about helping and making this a truly fun and collaborative journey!

In just three weeks, teams will craft a 5-minute holiday film to impress our judges, vie for gleaming trophies and cash prizes, and wow the audience on January 6th at 7PM at the public screening! Get ready for a truly magical filmmaking journey!


Every team member, whether they’re the maestro behind the camera, the leading lady, an on-set helper or editing wizard, must register and pay a $14/per person participation fee. If you already have a team (or mostly formed team), this can be done ahead of time using the form or at the kick-off party. And hey, if your team grows after the kick-off, fear not! Simply guide your new recruits to the registration and payment portal, and let the merriment continue!

Important Dates

Friday, December 1st at 7PM | Kick-Off Party: Join us for the kick-off party at Creative Veins where you’ll discover all the festival ins and outs, form or join a team (we’ll help you with this part!), choose a team captain and draw from the 4 stockings of fortune to find out your filming requirements. Then, it’s onto your magical filmmaking journey! Can’t make it to the kick-off, but still want to participate? Email or text us ( | 904.323.2471)! We got you, fam! We are all about helping and making this a truly fun and collaborative journey!
Friday, December 1st thru Thursday, December 21st at 10AM | Filmmaking: Let’s make a holiday film! Your team will have three weeks to complete your 5-minute film. All films must include the requirements drawn from the 4 stockings of fortune during the kick-off!
Thursday, December 21st at 10AM EST. | Due Date: Remember, all films are due by this date and time on our film submission upload page. Additionally, all team members must fill out a release form in order to be screened. While we might accept late submissions, they’ll be screened only and won’t be eligible for awards. So, let’s avoid any Grinch moments and get that film turned in on time! You could be taking home some amazing awards, cash, and prizes! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Saturday, January 6th at 7PM | Film Screening + Awards Show: Join us for a fantastic evening of holiday film magic at our public screening and awards show at The Jessie in downtown Jacksonville! Don’t forget to snag your ticket, even if you’re part of a team. TICKETS on sale NOW! See you at the show!

Saturday, January 6th at 10PM | After-Party + Audience Favorite Award: You might’ve heard the rumors, but YES, we do throw an EPIC after-party! And now that all the hard work is done, let’s kick back and celebrate! Besides being one heck of a party, here is where we announce the Audience Favorite Award! Creative Veins is our after-party headquarters!



Give us a shout! We’re available via phone/text or by email anytime!
Creative Veins Performing Arts
Naughty-Or-Nice Film Fest Producers
1800 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207