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27-Apr-2015 7:06pm PDT  

 

HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

12 Annual: February 03, 2016 to February 20, 2016

  Short Documentary Films

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
April 20, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


June 8, 2015
WAB Summer Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


July 15, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


August 24, 2015
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


September 14, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 48.00 42.00


December 7, 2015
WAB Final Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


January 3, 2016
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 07-Jan-2016


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

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


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.


BEST SHORT FEATURE
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Director
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Screenplay
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Supporting Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Cinematography
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Any documentary film with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible in this category.

PREVIEW SCREENER GUIDELINES:
DVD or WAB Online Screeners ONLY accepted
for PREVIEW SCREENER COPY

All deadlines listed are firm POSTMARK deadlines.
List Running Time, Tracking Number, Films Name, and Aspect Ratio on film or packaging for any movies sent.
NTSC only. No PAL No BluRay preview screeners.
Watermarks are accepted on preview screeners only.
Menu Screens accepted on preview screeners only.
No VIMEO link uploads. If you submit a preview screener via WAB Online Screener system, you may feel free to send an additional DVD backup (with WAB Tracking Number) if concerned about your online upload.


EXHIBITION ACCEPTED PRINT GUIDELINES:
If your film is accepted into HRIFF programming, please note:
NO MENU SCREENS or watermarks on EXHIBITION COPY.

If submitting a BluRay EXHIBITION PRINT:
HRIFF requires AN ADDITIONAL DVD backup with identical chapter markings (due to the high percentage of BluRay technical concerns) NTSC Region 0 or 1.
DVD and 35mm film are HRIFF's preferred exhibition format.
Please contact HRIFF if you have a 35mm print.

Films must not require any screening fees for exhibition at HRIFF. Submitter agrees to have legally dealt with these concerns before applying.


RETURNS
Exhibition Screener DVD / BluRay copies will NOT be returned by mail and will NOT be returned at the festival.
Any and all Preview Screeners WILL NOT be returned.
35mm prints will be returned via messenger.

Please note that any and all posters and/or promotional materials will NOT be returned by mail, nor at the festival.


PRESS
If your film is chosen for exhibition it is recommended and suggested, but not required, for 1 to 2 standard size aka 27 x 41 aka One Sheet movie posters to be sent to our listed shipping address to help promote your film. These materials will NOT be returned.

Other size posters and materials are accepted. Feel free to send any press materials you prefer, but know that One Sheet Posters and postcards are most compatible for the majority of cinemas.