14th Annual

HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

February 03, 2016 to February 21, 2016

 
Category

Gay and Lesbian Films

 

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 12, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Short Films 30.00 25.00
WAB Summer Discount Deadline
May 18, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Short Films 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
June 29, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Short Films 40.00 32.00
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
July 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Short Films 45.00 35.00
Late Deadline
August 19, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 48.00
Short Films 48.00 38.00
WAB Final Discount Deadline
October 4, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
Short Films 55.00 42.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 60.00
Short Films 65.00 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 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    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

BEST PICTURE
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best LGBT Film

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

For any LGBT narrative film with a running time of 45 minutes or longer.

Films must not at have major U.S. theatrical distribution that competes with HRIFF Festival screening dates, nor require any screening fees for exhibition at HRIFF. Submitter agrees to have legally dealt with these concerns before applying.


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.


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.