12th Annual

HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

February 03, 2016 to February 21, 2016

 
Category

 

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
May 12, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Summer Discount Deadline
June 16, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
July 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
August 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
September 23, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 48.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 19, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00
WAB Final Deadline
October 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 80.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 90.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately November 14, 2014

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 45 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 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> 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 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 narrative film with a running time of 45 minutes or longer and a dramatic narrative focus.

Films must not have major U.S. distribution, nor require any screening fees.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PREVIEW / SCREENER PRINTS:
DVD or WAB Online Screeners ONLY accepted
for PREVIEW / SCREENER

EXHIBITION PRINT GUIDELINES:
If your film is accepted into HRIFF programming, please note:
NO MENU SCREENS or watermarks on your EXHIBITION COPY. HRIFF accepts watermarks on Screener copies, but not EXHIBITION PRINT copies.

If submitting a BluRay EXHIBITION PRINT: HRIFF requires AN ADDITIONAL DVD NTSC Region 1 or 0 backup with identical chapter markings and no watermarks or Menu Screens.
This is due to the high percentage of BluRay technical concerns.

DVD and 35mm film are HRIFF's preferred format.

Please contact HRIFF if you have a 35mm print.

RETURNS
Any and all Exhibition Screener DVD / BluRay copies WILL NOT be returned by mail or at the festival.

No film ever submitted for review or exhibition has ever been leaked to the internet from HIRFF. This is due to our *lock-down* screening process. Screeners do not go leave our screening center, our screeners come to us and are overseen by staff.

PRESS
If your film is chosen for exhibition it is suggested, but not required to send 1 or 2 standard size 27 x 41 aka One Sheet movie posters to promote your film at the festival. These posters will NOT be returned. If you cannot provide posters of this size or any other size, you will NOT be penalized.
Feel free to send what press materials you can send, but know that One Sheet Posters work best at the majority of cinemas.

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