3rd Annual

Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

September 17, 2015 to September 20, 2015

 
Category

Sci-Fi / Fantasy

 

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
March 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Arkansas Made 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
April 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Arkansas Made 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
June 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
Arkansas Made 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
Arkansas Made 60.00 55.00
Last Chance Deadline
August 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00
Arkansas Made 70.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

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
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
Trophy / Free Screening / Sponsor Items
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best in Category
Sponsored Prizes, Trophy and or Certificate
Sponsor:HSAFI
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

CATEGORY RULES
Guidelines, rules, and regulations of our festival/competition:

Not meeting eligibility requirements may be cause for disqualification.

Criteria:
Each film will be judged solely on its own merits. We only accept original productions of a horror, suspense, thriller or science fiction/fantasy nature. Documentaries, comedies, animation and works of non-fiction related to the horror genre ARE acceptable for submission. We will not accept any hard core XXX adult material, any films that feature actual human/animal cruelty.(and/or any depictions of actual human/animal torture, cruelty or death).
Festival directors and members of the program are designated judges. Festival volunteers and special guests may also be appointed judges in some cases.

GENERAL RULES:

1. Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and HSAFI will hold your submitted film for 1 year, after which, if you would like to resubmit, you can. All screening copies submitted to the festival, are kept by the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and HSAFI for reuse at future festivals or screenings. Any exceptions must be pre-agreed upon by both parties.
2. Entrants must submit two DVD or Blu-ray viewing/preview copies for consideration. Please test the DVD's or Blu-ray's on a standard DVD/Blu-ray player. (Region 0 or 1)
3. Entry forms and payments will not be processed without accompanying DVD's/Blu-ray's. Please make checks payable to: Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute
4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
5. All entries must attach the WOAB four-digit code and the (RT) running time on the DVD's or Blu-ray's.
6. We encourage submitting as much publicity material as is available. These additional materials cannot be returned.
7. Any materials that entrants wish to be seen by the programming committee should be submitted in duplicate with this application.
8. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be pre authorized by the festival director.
9. We reserve the right to combine categories and or awards.
10. If your film/video is selected for screening, you may be asked to provide another copy for projection purposes. This copy would be in addition to the online secure screener, DVD's and or Blu-ray's already submitted.
11. We reserve the right to cancel a screening of any film submitted and or officially selected at anytime without notice.

SHIPPING
1. Please use a large envelope for shipping, do not send your entries in a box (no boxes).
2. The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted.
3. All film submission mailings MUST be marked with the quote "no signature required" on the delivery option.*
4. Please be sure you have clearly marked on your DVD's or Blu-ray's:
A. the title of your film.
B. the RT (or running time)
C. the WOAB four digit code (you will get this when you submit through Withoutabox).

These terms and conditions must be printed and signed by all submitting parties before they will be eligible for competition or screening.

Signed
Date

Signed
Date


Premiere (ie. West Coast, World, US)
Producer(s)
Director(s)
Writer(s)