5th Annual

Hill Country Film Festival

May 01, 2014 to May 04, 2014


Feature 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
November 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
February 28, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 14, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00
Student Fee 65.00 50.00

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

Category Details

March 24, 2014

Features: From 70 minutes to 120 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Project must not have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Feature
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best Actor
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Texas Film
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Cinema Dulce Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules


1. Submissions are made through WithoutABox (WAB), using the WAB online entry forms.

2. We encourage the submission of films in the form of feature-length (90-120 minutes), short-length films (under 40 minutes). International films in either category are also welcome but must be either be in English or have English sub-titles.

3. Films must be available for screening during the festival, May 1-4, 2014.

4. By submitting a film to the Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF), you agree to allow highlights or excerpts of your film (e.g. a trailer) to be placed on the HCFF website and used for other marketing and promotional purposes. You also agree to allow HCFF to continue to promote future festival using excerpts of your film. HCFF will never solicit or screen your film outside the promotion of the HCFF.

5. You may submit as many entries as you like. Each entry requires its own entry fee.

6. Please submit your entry (2 screeners) on DVD, Region 0 or 1 format. Include the title of the film and running time on the DVD along with the WAB number. On the case please include, running time, name of contact person, phone # and/or e-mail address and WAB Tracking ID.

7. Submit the films to Hill Country Film Festival, P.O. BOX 151090, Austin, Texas 78715-1090.

8. The submitted preview screener DVD will not be returned. HCFF is not responsible for lost or damaged DVDs or tapes. DVD screeners are typically not returned.

9. The selected works will be exhibited on Blu-Ray Region 0 or 1. 15. Films will NOT be allowed to screen on DVD. Blu-ray is the only acceptable form of exhibition for the festival.

10. In accordance with the HCFF policy, the entry fee is non-refundable. You will not be allowed to enter your work, unless you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the HCFF.

11. Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.

12. All entries must be postmarked by March 12, 2014.

13. Notification of selection will be by March 24, 2014. Only upon acceptance into the festival, does you film become eligible or awards. Please understand that acceptance in the festival will in no way guarantee that you, your actors or crew will be offered paid transportation or lodging for the event. We do promise a good time, however.

14. Awards will be presented to:
“Cinema Dulce" (Best in Show Award)
"Best Feature"
"Best Short"
"Best Actor"
"Best Actress"
"Best Texas Film"
"Audience Choice Award"
"Best Short Screenplay"
"Best Feature Screenplay"

15. Terms & conditions: By entering the Hill Country Film Festival, entrants release, and hold the promoter and host and other contest entities harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the festival. The Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark or royalty infringements related to the work. The applicants are responsible for their own insurance and are not covered by the festival's insurance. The submitted works on DVD format will not be returned without pre-paid mailer.


Hill Country Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Hill Country Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.