23rd Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival

October 08, 2015 to October 12, 2015

 
Category

Documentary Short Film

 

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
April 6, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
May 4, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 14, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
HDCAM  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Short Film Award: Documentary
The Documentary Short film winner will take home a cash prize of $500. HIFF is proud of the many short film winners from past festivals that have gone onto successful careers and that have won Oscars. Four shorts from recent editions were nominated for Academy Awards in the short documentary category including: MONDAYS AT RACINE; OPEN HEART; KINGS POINT; and Lucy Walker’s THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM which made its US Premiere at HIFF.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Award for Best Short Film

Category Rules

General Eligibility

These regulations apply to all sections:
-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2014
-HIFF will not consider previously submitted films
-Films may not have been released theatrically or shown on television in the U.S. prior to the festival. We also prefer that films not be available online prior to the festival.
-We prefer films to have not screened on the East End of Long Island prior to the festival's dates. If there are any questions regarding premiere status, please contact us at programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org
-The Hamptons presents all films in their original language. Non-English language films must have English subtitles
-If you are submitting a work-in-progress, the DVD must be clearly marked as a work-in-progress or rough cut. The festival will only be able to consider one version of each film submitted and does not accept replacement cuts for consideration. Please take this into account when deciding when to submit your film.
- HDCam & DCP are the preferred exhibition format for the festival.
- For programming consideration, the festival will also consider Vimeo links for the complete film. Please email your Vimeo link to Programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org once your submission is complete

Jury Award Eligibility (Please read carefully):
-Awarded to one film in each category: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, and Documentary Short.
-Preference given to emerging filmmakers
-Preference will be given to films that have at least a NY State Premiere
-Preference will be given to films that have not shown in more than a total of five US festivals prior to the HIFF dates and that have not announced US distribution.