36th Annual

Hawaii International Film Festival

November 03, 2016 to November 13, 2016

 
Category

Pacific Showcase Feature

 

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
March 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
May 16, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
June 26, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 20, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: From 49 minutes to 200 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Hawaii Premiere

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
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
The Halekulani Golden Orchid Awards are bestowed upon the feature and documentary films that best express pure artistry, technical excellence and promote cross-cultural understanding. Like the endemic orchids of native Hawaii, these awards recognize singular achievement amid collective beauty. Each nominated film furthers the Hawaii International Film Festival mandate. Our international jury of film professionals bestows the Halekulani Golden Orchid upon the narrative films and documentaries, which, in addition to exhibiting unique artistry and technical excellence, best promote cultural understanding. In 2006, the Halekulani Golden Orchid - consisting of film critic Elvis Mitchell, SxSW Festival Producer Matt Dentler and Indian American actor Kal Penn - awarded the Golden Orchids to Indonesia's LOVE FOR SHARE (feature film) and Tuvalu/US co-production TIME AND TIDE (documentary).
Sponsor:Halekulani
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
The Festival invites attendees to vote for their favorite feature film, documentary and short films playing at HIFF. Winners are announced at the annual Awards Ceremony held at the end of the Festival.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Narrative and documentary features by FIRST PEOPLES from the Pacific Rim, specifically, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceanea and Australasia.

Entries must be mailed with the correct entry fee for the postmarked date. You must pay by check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Money orders must be in U.S. dollars only and made payable to HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. International entrants must pay by credit card or an international money order (paid in U.S. dollars through a U.S. bank). No exceptions will be made. Do not send cash.

ALL HAWAII FILMMAKERS must submit under Hawaii Short or Hawaii Feature Categories. Submissions must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline listed and include the correct entry fee. We will not consider films submitted or postmarked after June 21, 2016. Films must have been completed after December 31, 2014.

Films must not have had any commercial, theatrical, or television play in Hawaii (Hawaii minimum premiere). Feature-length films must not have had any public or festival screenings in the state of Hawaii.

We encourage filmmakers to submit works from any genre. We are especially interested in feature films, documentaries, short films, Hawaii-themed films, films by filmmakers from other countries currently living in the U.S., and music videos.

We are particularly interested in presenting U.S. and World premieres. We will consider works-in- progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs and work that did not originate from film. Films with dialogue in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.