14th Annual

HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

February 03, 2016 to February 21, 2016

 
Category

Best Student Filmmakers

 

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
May 16, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 30.00 25.00
Student Short Films 25.00 20.00
WAB Summer Discount Deadline
June 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 35.00 30.00
Student Short Films 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
July 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 40.00 35.00
Student Short Films 35.00 30.00
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
August 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 45.00 40.00
Student Short Films 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
September 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 48.00 42.00
Student Short Films 45.00 40.00
WAB Final Discount Deadline
October 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 50.00 45.00
Student Short Films 48.00 42.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Feature Length Student Films 65.00 50.00
Student Short Films 60.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 7, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 45 minutes
Features: minimum 44 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from North America

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not 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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Student Film

Category Rules

Please send a copy of your High School or College student ID with your Screener Copy
OR scan and email this information to HRIFF at:
info.HRIFF@gmail.com
at the time you send your Screener Copy or before.

Failure to receive proof of enrollment is cause for disqualification from competition. All film made by currently enrolled North American film students are eligible. Graduates within the last 14 months also qualify.

Films must not have major U.S. distribution and should have been made for less then 1 million dollars in production costs.

Please only WAB Online Screener or DVD accepted for SCREENER/ SUBMISSION copies of your film sent for review.

HRIFF accepts watermarks on screener copies, but not EXHIBITION copies.

NO MENU SCREENS (or watermarks) on your EXHIBITION COPY.

Both Exhibition AND Screener DVDs and Blu Rays WILL NOT be returned.

If submitting an Exhibition BluRay copy you will need to also send a back-up DVD copy with no watermark, no menu screen, and the same chapter breaks as the BluRay copy.

If your film is chosen for exhibition please send between 1-2 standard size aka 27 x 41 aka One Sheet movie posters, or alternate promotional materials, if any, to HRIFF to promote your film at the festival. Posters will not be returned.