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Rosies 2023


Audience Awards


Documentary Long Form

The World’s Best Film

Joshua Belinfante


Documentary Short Form

The Militiaman,

David Peter Hansen



Welcome to Forever

John Gray



I Have to Tweet that

Jake Allen


Faith based


Jennifer Jessum



The Real Impact

Daniel Blu Cervantes

Faith Based Film:



Jennifer Jessum


Festival Special Awards


Voice of the Voiceless Award

Finding Courage

By Kay Rubacek

The Earth and its Creatures Award


Manatee Rescue: Last Stand of a Florida Treasure

Riverside Conservancy & Red Rock Films, 


Emerging Filmmaker


Authenticity, the Musical USA 


Film School Standout

It’s Over, Florida State University

Charlee Andelman, Director


Cinematography Award

Moonlight Serenade

Ruslan Aknov, Russia


6-12th Grade Student Filmmaker of the Year

Axe Soup, Screenplay by Candido Soto, III


Most Creative Title credit


Philippe Vanasse-Paquet All IN 10:50


Heart of the Festival

Alexa Sheehan


Festival Director's Best of Festival 2023


As they say, when it's the best written, best acted, and best edited, it's the director...

Welcome to Forever, USA 9:22

Directed by John Gray

Drama, Short

The Reel Deal Film Festival is an independent film festival based in

​Volusia County, Florida

We accept worldwide entries and seek the widest array of voices and perspectives possible, both student and indie. We love traditional comedies, dramas, PSAs, documentaries & faith-based, and also include new media: Smartphone, Sports Edits, TikTok.

Volusia Public and Private School Students Enter for Free as part of our Community Outreach. Alpha Code and School Name Required to be Considered or your film will not be viewed. Private/Home School students email us for a code:

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