24th Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival

October 06, 2016 to October 10, 2016

 
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 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
May 2, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
May 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 13, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 19, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
HDCAM  
DCP  
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 and qualify for Academy Award consideration. HIFF is proud of the many short films from past festivals that have gone onto successful careers. Recent highlights include LAST DAY OF FREEDOM (NY premiere, Academy Award nominee); CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH (East Coast premiere, Academy Award nominee); BODY TEAM 12 (Academy Award nominee), ABANDONED GOODS (North American premiere); THE QUEEN (East Coast premiere); OPEN HEART (World Premiere, Academy Award nominee); RABBIT A LA BERLIN (Academy Award nominee); THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (US Premiere, Academy Award nominee); KINGS POINT (Academy Award nominee) and MONDAYS AT RACINE (Academy Award nominee).
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, 2015.
-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.
-HIFF 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 or link 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.
-DCP and HDCam are the preferred exhibition format for the festival. HDCAM1080/59.94i and 1080/23.98 psf and Apple ProRes - 1920x1080i - Stereo Sound
-The preferred format for submissions is a Vimeo link. Filmmakers are responsible for notifying us when their passwords have changed. We ask that we have access to the films until all programming decisions are made on September 19 (our notification date). We will also consider secure online screeners and DVDs. Submission DVDs will NOT be returned. For programming questions, please contact us at Programming@hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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.