35th Annual

Hawaii International Film Festival

November 12, 2015 to November 22, 2015

 
Category

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
April 25, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 5, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 49 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Hawaii Premiere

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

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.

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.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

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 20, 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.