16th Annual

San Francisco Independent ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD genre film festival

December 01, 2019 to December 15, 2019

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Features
Festival Awards
Awards

Best Film Over All
Best US Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Fan Film
Best Low-Budget Film
Best Action/Adventure Film
Best Animated Film
Best Art/Experimental Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Historical Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Mystery Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Thriller/Suspense Film
Best Western Film
Shorts
Festival Awards
Awards

Best Film Over All
Best US Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Fan Film
Best Low-Budget Film
Best Action/Adventure Film
Best Animated Film
Best Art/Experimental Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Historical Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Mystery Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Thriller/Suspense Film
Best Western Film

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

SF Indiefest is a year-round, non-profit organization that has been operating since 1998. We present three annual festivals: the SF Independent Film Festival (SF Indie for short), the SF Documentary Festival (DocFest for short) and Another Hole in the Head, our genre film festival. In the past we’ve presented Northern California Action Sports Film Festival, the US edition of the touring shnit International Short Film Festival and numerous music festivals and one off parties and events.

We are looking for the best features, shorts, docs and animation we can find to present in San Francisco. For 21 years SF IndieFest has developed a great reputation for filling theaters, getting press and throwing great parties. Films at our fest regularly get Variety reviews, picked up at other fests



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

San Francisco's Another Hole in the Head Film Festival will run December 1st - December 15th 2019, at New People Cinema in San Francisco.

With this festival, we seek broader horizons than our original genre festival allows. All styles of independent film are welcome to compete. Whether it's a major production from a professional company, a student film, or a micro-budget labor of love, we are committed to giving each film due consideration.

We are located in a very receptive town for film, and we've built a passionate following over the years. 2019 will mark our 16th year among the most highly rated festivals in the world, and we're still growing!

San Francisco is the second largest film market in the country and a great promotional platform for indie filmmakers who are trying to get their film out into the world. Many films that screen at our festival spark the attention of other film festivals and film brokers/buyers. In addition, the films and the festival are reviewed by some of the top players in the industry, such as Variety, The San Francisco Chronicle, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, Twitch, and Way Too Indie, just to name a few.

Our "theatrical home" is New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown. A 143-seat underground venue located in the New People Building, the Cinema is equipped with cutting-edge HD digital projection, 35mm film projection and a THX®-certified sound system. New People Cinema hosts many local film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, CAAMFest, Green Film Festival, and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.

Awards & Prizes
*Audience Awards:

(Genre Division)
Top Film
Best US Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Action/Adventure Film
Best Animated Film
Best Art/Experimental Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Fan Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Mystery Film
Best Noir Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Thriller/Suspense Film
Best Western Film

(Non-Genre Division)
Top Film
Best US Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama Film
Best Music Video

Staff Awards:
Best Genre Feature
Best Genre Short
Best Non-Genre Feature
Best Non-Genre Short
Best Trailer (entries limited to films screening in the festival)

*In the event that there are fewer than three eligible films in a category, that award will be suspended during that festival. When there are a sufficient number of both features and shorts in a category, one of each will receive an award.

AUDIENCE AWARDS 2018

Audience Awards (Genre Division):
Top Feature - [Tie] Alive; Galaxy Lords
Top Short - The Quiet Room
Best US Feature - The Night Sitter
Best US Short - Unzipping
Best Foreign Feature - Lifechanger
Best Foreign Short - Hangover Food
Best Local Film - Snaggletooth
Best Student Film - Beyond Horizons
Best Action/Adventure Film - Earthy Encounters
Best Animated Film - Double King
Best Art/Experimental Film - Pee Free Pool
Best Comedy Feature - Killer Unicorn
Best Comedy Short - Toasted
Best Documentary - Giant Women, Micro-Budget
Best Fantasy Film - Should You Meet a Lady in a Darkened Wood
Best Horror Feature - Echoes of Fear
Best Horror Short - The Hidebehind
Best Music Video - Avicenna
Best Science Fiction Feature - Reborn
Best Science Fiction Short - Deep Clean
Best Thriller/Suspense Feature - Rondo
Best Thriller/Suspense Short - Frank's Last Job

Audience Awards (Non-Genre Division):
Top Feature - Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records
Top Short - No Tricks
Best US Film - Heather Has Four Moms
Best Foreign Film - Piscina (Pool)
Best Local Film - The Last Lesson
Best Comedy - Pretty Pretty Prison
Best Documentary - The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners, Part 1 - Refuge
Best Drama - Good Morning Pakistan

Staff Awards:
27 West (Genre Feature)
Faulty Father (Genre Short)
I Love My Mum (Non-Genre Film)


“San Francisco’s original genre film festival is characterized by a scrappy, DIY aesthetic that eschews big studio content and recent trends towards elevated genre. Holehead’s programming remains curatorially committed to the genre’s graphic roots in shockploitation, visceral thrills and gleeful mayhem.” – Michael Guillen, The Evening Class

"After attending most of the genre offerings at SFindiefest, I was more than a little excited for their genre counterpart, Another Hole in the Head. The fest is in its lucky 13th year, but is still totally dedicated to celebrating little and local films. With a plethora of new, unseen, and unreleased genre films, buffed up by exciting retrospective screenings and musical events, I must say: Another Hole in the Head is awesome."
- Madeleine Koestner, FANGORIA

ORGANIZERS

eric ringer; george kaskanlian; george kaskanlian; george kaskanlian

GENERAL RULES

We accept all films for Another Hole in the Head film festival 2019.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Legal Stuff: I understand that submission of my work authorizes Another Hole in the Head to use the work for exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to the festival; that the Festival will handle the prints and tapes with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping, preview, or screening; and that the Festival is also not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.