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17-Apr-2014 8:17pm PDT  

 

The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide

2 Annual July 01, 2014 to July 31, 2014

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25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London SE1 6AW
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Phone: +44 (0)7955010577
info@hiddenfilmfestivals.com
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
Any film over 55 minutes in length.

If you have a preference for which country your film potentially screens in, please let us know when you submit.
Short Film
Any film under 55 minutes in length.

If you have a preference for which country your film potentially screens in, please let us know when you submit.
Student Film
Any student film with a running time under 55 minutes.

If you have a preference for which country your film potentially screens in, please let us know when you submit.
Music Video
Any music video under 15 minutes in length.

If you have a preference for which country your film potentially screens in, please let us know when you submit.
Documentary
A documentary (including factual, non-factual & mockumentary) of any length.

If you have a preference for which country your film potentially screens in, please let us know when you submit.
Unproduced Screenplay
A screenplay that has not been produced prior to submission.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
It's a hidden gem. Your movie. A secret the world is going to go crazy about!

Our aim is to create a buzz around your film, with great reviews and word of mouth spreading from a single exclusive event.

We aim to be the number one social media and online buzz creator for new movies, before they roll out at other festivals and are released.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
You made your film to be enjoyed by film lovers and supported by film fans. Your first screening of it will be for an unassuming audience. No word will have leaked about it. The lights will dim, the eager audience will see your titles light up the screen and BOOM your first screening will be twittered, facebooked and reviewed within minutes of the eager audience coming out.

Studios are able to wine and dine the press and create buzz with expensive marketing campaigns. With the Hidden Film Festivals, we do all of that for you. Everyone will be clamouring to find out where your film is playing next or who will be distributing it and when, once the buzz comes out from these festivals!

The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide showed across the world in 2013. Starting in Ireland, then the United Kingdom, before heading over to France and then Canada. In 2014 the festival will take place in a number of International cities, including London, Dublin and Toronto.

Be part of the Hidden Film Festivals exclusive line up and be prepared to receive:

Online reviews, instantly published online after your screening.
Massive Facebook and Twitter exposure, with all members of the audience empowered to tweet their reviews and post their thoughts.
All of this will generate buzz for your film to go on to future festival and possible distribution longevity
2 Free Passes to the Festival

ORGANIZERS
Gabby Hermon (Festival Manager) ; Gabby Leith (Festival Manager) ; Stuart Brennan (Director)

GENERAL RULES
GENERAL RULES
The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide
Rules for Participation

1. Dates and Venue
The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide will take place in July 2014. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival.

2. Competition
The Festival reserves the right to decide which locations (all/some/none) a film will screen at on the Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide tour. Details such as general release in certain countries or premieres in certain places will be taken into account when making these decisions. The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit an exhibition copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility to screen. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray.
For Screenplay submissions acceptable formats are: .PDF sent via email, scripts uploaded to WAB.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray or DCP
Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com
Please address your entry to:

The Film Festival Guild
25-29 Harper Road
London Bridge
London
SE1 6AW


4. Selection
The Festival is organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes.

5. Entry Returns
We do not return entries.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 28 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

8. Categories
Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Music Video, Documentary, Screenplay.

9. Awards
The festival does not have awards. This is so that each film still maintains their premiere status (if they haven't premiered already). The aim of The Hidden Film Festivals is not to garner awards, but instead to create a buzz around your film for members of the public, so that when it goes out on release you have the foundations of a press campaign.

10. The administrators' decision is final for all submissions and films selected to screen.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GENERAL RULES The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide Rules for Participation 1. Dates and Venue The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide will take place in July 2014. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com. The venues for each category will be announced closer to the Festival. 2. Competition The Festival reserves the right to decide which locations (all/some/none) a film will screen at on the Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide tour. Details such as general release in certain countries or premieres in certain places will be taken into account when making these decisions. The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit an exhibition copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility to screen. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing. 3. Formats For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray. For Screenplay submissions acceptable formats are: .PDF sent via email, scripts uploaded to WAB. For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray or DCP Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com Please address your entry to: The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide 82 Southwark Bridge Road London SE1 0AS UK 4. Selection The Festival is organized by the Film Festival Guild. The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury and audience votes. 5. Entry Returns We do not return entries. 6. Screenings It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 28 days before any scheduled screening. 7. Publicity We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions. 8. Categories Short Film, Feature Film, Student Film, Music Video, Documentary, Screenplay. 9. Awards The festival does not have awards. This is so that each film still maintains their premiere status (if they haven't premiered already). The aim of The Hidden Film Festivals is not to garner awards, but instead to create a buzz around your film for members of the public, so that when it goes out on release you have the foundations of a press campaign. 10. The administrators' decision is final for all submissions and films selected to screen. TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMPETITION CERTIFICATION: I have read all of the The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide 'Rules for Participation'. I understand them and will comply with these rules. I warrant the submission of my original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission. I also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I fully indemnify the Festival against any claim made for such violations of law. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to the Festival rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of any entry fee. The Festival reserves the right to use a clip and/ or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, or 50 words in length for screenplays, for publicity purposes. I agree to hold the The Hidden Film Festival - Worldwide and the Film Festival Guild harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgements, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims by third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted by myself to the Festival. Once submitted I agree to the Festival showing my film if it wins at a time and date of the Guild's choosing.