2nd Annual

Hudson New York Shorts

July 13, 2019 to July 13, 2019


Short Films


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 21, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00

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

Category Details

Approximately July 1, 2019

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 30 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2016

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Project must not have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
A panel of industry professionals will judge the Best in Festival. The winner will be awarded $500
Sponsor:Hudson NY Shorts
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules


I/We wish to have our film/video/animation/music video/ entry(ies) hereby known as “ENTRY” included in the 3rd Hudson NY Shorts festival hereby known as “HNYS”. I/We grant HNYS, its festival director, Bonnie O'Neill and sponsors the right to show for promotional purposes on television, on the HNYS website (www.HudsonNYShorts.com), on sponsors websites, flyers, posters, press releases, etc. No more than two minutes of ENTRY or up to the length of the trailer submitted by the filmmakers. I/we understand that no materials included with this application will be returned.

I grant HNYS, its festival director, Bonnie O'Neill and its sponsors the full and free right and permission to use my ENTRY for broadcast, duplication, and advertising in association with HNYS, for the purpose of viewing on television, in theatres, on the internet, on the HNYS website, on sponsors’ websites, podcasting and/or for archival purposes and for any other valid, lawful purpose in any and all media now known or hereafter developed or devised, worldwide and in perpetuity. 

I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photograph, advertising copy, audio piece or printed matter that may be used or to the eventual promotional use that it may be applied.

I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless HNYS, its officers, agencies, advisors employees and sponsors from and against any liability as a result of any use, distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be introduced in any use or broadcast of the material.

I grant HNYS permission to give a copy of the ENTRY to industry members if requested. Industry, includes but is not limited to network executives, agents, managers, casting directors, press and others that can aid in securing of future work and/or distribution for my ENTRY.

I waive any and all rights to compensation for any broadcast, duplication, and advertising of any ENTRY presented at the festival. All ownership of all ENTRY remains with the personnel who contributed to the ENTRY. I own all material submitted with application and that will be viewed at HNYS. I understand that HNYS, its producers and sponsors are relying on this release and accordingly, I hereby irrevocably waive any and all rights to seek or obtain any injunction or other equitable relief against HNYS, its officers, agencies, advisors, employees and sponsors.

I warrant that the use of the rights granted here and of any material supplied by me/us will not violate the rights of any third party. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HNYS, its officers, agencies, advisors, employees and sponsors from any claims by third parties alleging that our content or material infringes on any third party’s rights. This Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind my assigns and any representative.

This contract is the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and replaces and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, verbal or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, addendum, modification or waiver of this contract or any portion hereof shall be valid unless contained in a writing signed by both parties hereto.

In exchange for release, I receive the opportunity to have my ENTRY shown at HNYS and accept that there is no promise of additional payment, in any form for likeness, image, biography, recording, equipment, or for any other contribution by us on this production.

This contract shall be deemed to be entered into in County of San Francisco, California and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements entered into and carried out entirely within California. I agree that any and all disputes or controversies arising under this contract or any of its terms shall be resolved under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, through its San Francisco office; provided, however that I agree that my remedies for any breach of this contract by the Hudson NY Shorts, its officers, agencies, employees and sponsors will be limited to damages to an action at law to recover and in no event will I be entitled to rescind or terminate this agreement or to seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

I hereby certify that I am over eighteen years of age and competent to contract in my own name. If I am signing on behalf of an organization, I certify that I have authority to do so and that my signature binds the organization and its members to all elements of this contract.

I have read the foregoing release and authorization and agreement, before affixing my signature below, and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof.

I am authorized to sign and give consent for everyone (including but not limited to performers, writers, directors, technical crew, distributors) who contributed to all ENTRY(IES) and all materials submitted with this application to the 1st Hudson NY Shorts festival.

We reserve the right to refuse to consider any submission at our discretion.