The award winning Hip Hop Film Festival goes global! February 1 & 2 the festival comes to Abidjan with special screenings, Master Classes, music performances and a local film competition where 1 filmmaker will be selected to screen in competition at the Hip Hop Film Festival in New York City to compete for the grand title of MVP - BEST OF THE FEST
Out of over 5,000 festivals in the world, the Hip-Hop Film Festival is the only festival to focus on writers, directors and producers who grew up in the global culture of Hip Hop.
This season the festival hosts over 100 directors, producers and screenwriters from the United States, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Japan, Portugal, Argentina and more.
The Hip Hop Film Festival features every genre (mystery, sci-fi, horror, action, romance, etc.) of story from filmmakers who live across the world. It is also the only film festival that shares the profits from the festival with the filmmakers selected to participate.
One winner from the region of West Africa will be selected to attend and compete in the festival's main event in New York City August 2019.
Prizes will also be award in the following categories
- best music video
- best documentary
- best web series
- best feature
Submissions are expected to be at the requested length. No exceptions. Distribution through Revolution Media / 247Films.tv is non exclusive. Additional details to be reviewed and negotiated with the winners of the category.
Selected participants agree to promote their screening time to help with the sale of seats at their screening.
WYMS Ent LLC / Revolution Media / Hip Hop Film Festival NYC is hereby granted the right to utilize the film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes (web, print, broadcast media) for the life of the festival (in whole or in part). This includes all pre & post festival events regardless of festival season. 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. By submitting to the Hip Hop Film Festival, you shall indemnify and hold harmless WYMS Ent LLC / Revolution Media / Hip Hop Film Festival NYC 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. By submitting your film to WYMS Ent LLC / Revolution Media / Hip Hop Film Festival NYC you commit to a public screening of your film with WYMS Ent LLC / Revolution Media / Hip Hop Film Festival NYC. "Commit to public screening" means films may not be withdrawn after acceptance of the invitation to screen. We do NOT return presentation materials (USBs or thumb/hard drives).
After the public screening, the finalists and selected films will be added to the HHFF TV Network (24/7films.tv) for the remainder of the season. Filmmakers have the option to opt out in writing should the placement interfere with a proven distribution deal. Revolution Media will work closely with the filmmaker and team for promotional strategy to increase promotion and awareness of the film to achieve the filmmakers goal of a distribution deal with top market competitors. Should the film be placed in the festival subscription platform (HHFF TV dba 24/7 Films) net profits will be split with the filmmakers according to the month they were featured on the platform. Titles will be removed from the festival platform at the end of the current season as determined by the festival owner. Terms may be shortened or extended by the festival committee at its discretion.