Shorts: From 2 minutes to 49 minutes
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world
Projects must be a premiere in Hawaii Premiere
Projects may have distribution
SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
| Secure Online Screener|
SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
| .MOV (Quicktime)|
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts
PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.
EuroCinema Hawai’i Scholarship
An important part of EUROCINEMA Hawaii’s 501c3 charter is dedicating funds towards Scholarships and Cash Awards to creative media students in the state of Hawaii who demonstrate extraordinary promise and talent in the fields of cinema, television, documentaries, and animation. A cash award of $3000 is given annually for the best student film. To compete for this award, the filmmaker must meet all three qualifications: 1. The filmmaker must be a current Hawaii resident, and send in a photo copy of his or her school ID at the time the film was completed. 2. The filmmaker must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institute. 3. The film must be between 5 to 10 minutes in length.
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar
Audience Choice Award
The Festival invites attendees to vote for their favorite feature film, documentary and short films playing at HIFF. Winners are announced at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the end of the Festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.
This section is for narratives of short length that meet two of the three following standards:
(1) principally filmed in the State of Hawaii
(2) are about the history and culture of the Hawaiian Islands, or
(3) key cast or crew (director, producer, screenwriter, actors) must be current residents of Hawaii.
To qualify for the EuroCinema Hawai'i Scholarship the filmmaker must:
1) Show proof of admission to an academic learning institute of Hawaii
2) Produce a short that is no longer than 10 minutes and no shorter than 2 minutes in length.
3) If filmmaker is either or between grades Kindergarten to 12, scholarship will be rewarded to the learning institution.
Hawaii student filmmakers (grades K - 12) must apply under the Student Category.
Entries must be mailed with the correct entry fee for the postmarked date. You must pay by money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Checks or money orders must be in U.S. dollars only and made payable to HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. International entrants must pay by credit card or an international money order (paid in U.S. dollars through a U.S. bank). No exceptions will be made. Do not send cash.
Submissions must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline listed and include the correct entry fee. We will not consider films submitted or postmarked after June 1, 2014. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
Films must not have had any commercial, theatrical, or television play in Hawaii (Hawaii minimum premiere). Feature-length films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the state of Hawaii.
We encourage filmmakers to submit works from any genre. We are especially interested in feature films, documentaries, short films, Hawaii-themed films, films by filmmakers from other countries currently living in the U.S., and music videos.
We are particularly interested in presenting U.S. and World premieres. We will consider works-in- progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs and work that did not originate from film. Films with dialogue in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.