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17-Apr-2014 2:34pm PDT  

 

HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

12 Annual: December 04, 2014 to December 22, 2014

 

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
May 12, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


June 16, 2014
WAB Summer Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


July 30, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


August 31, 2014
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


August 31, 2014
WAB Fall Discount Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


September 23, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 48.00


October 30, 2014
WAB Final Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 80.00


November 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 90.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 14-Nov-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT 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 Documentary
This prize is shared with other categories.


Peoples Choice Award For BEST PICTURE
This prize is shared with other categories.


Peoples Choice Award for BEST DIRECTOR


BEST DIRECTOR


Best Cinematography
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
For any documentary film with a running time of 45 minutes or longer.

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.