The Daytona Beach Film Festival showcased the best and hardest-to-find independent and foreign films, as well as provided a place for local and student filmmakers to show their work. DBFF is presented by Cinematique of Daytona, a non-profit arts organization established during the nineties. The festival seeked to enrich the cultural and cinematic opportunities for the local community through diverse programming.
In addition to showing ground-breaking acclaimed artistic and foreign films, the festival included a generous selection of ‘true independent’ films from new filmmakers without distribution or ‘named’ talent. Selected works were given individual attention, complete with listings in programs and features on the website.
The festival also encouraged filmmakers to attend their screenings in person or via Skype in order to interact with their audience to gain critical feedback regarding how his or her film is being received.
The festival was successful for a number of years, and although it is no longer running we hope to see it return one day!