37th Annual

Hawaii International Film Festival

November 02, 2017 to November 12, 2017

 
Category

Made in Hawaii

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
May 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
July 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
July 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 20, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Hawaii

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Hawaii

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Hawaiian


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

HIFF Grand Jury Award - Hawaii Competition
HIFF is proud to reinstate the Grand Jury Award for Best Hawaii Film during the fall festival. All films “Made in Hawaii” are eligible for this prestigious award, which will be adjudicated by a grand jury made up of local and visiting film professionals. The purpose of this award is to reignite the already growing excellence in local cinema production via fiction and non-fiction narratives and to put a spotlight on emerging and established media makers from Hawaii, producing films about and set in this unique, vibrant and precious culture and state.
Sponsor: Halekulani

Audience Choice Award
The Festival’s most coveted awards for Favorite Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature and Short Film brings the power to the people and are determined purely by audience voting. Previous winners ranged from awards buzz worthy films like LION and THE EAGLE HUNTRESS to locally made films like HO’OMAU and cult films like WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.
Sponsor: Hawaii News Now KHNL/KGMB/KFVE
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

This section is for narrative and documentary films of feature and 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.

Hawaii student filmmakers (under age 18, 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 check, 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 July 17, 2017. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016.

Films must not have had any commercial, theatrical, or television play in Hawaii (Hawaii premiere requirement). 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 indigenous Pacific filmmakers.

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.