The most remote Film Festival will be launched for the first time at the end of July 2023 in Iceland's northernmost peninsula called Hornstrandir. One of Europe’s last wildernesses.

Hornstrandir is a breathtakingly beautiful, hard-to-reach nature reserve of soaring mountains and precipitous cliffs. A place you can only reach by boat and where there is no mobile or internet connection.

A group of volunteer hikers will journey between four locations that are called Aðalvík, Hesteyri, Hornvík and Hlöðuvík, with a specially designed cinema venue between the 16th - 24th of July and premiere films that touch on nature, health, environmental and wildlife topics

The team behind HFF are passionate eco-activists that believe Hornstrandir is a great place to capture people's attention with powerful stories, that can bring about a positive change in people's environmental mindset. 

Although the cinema venue is hard to reach and only very few guests can attend, it's not the magnitude of guests we are after, it's about the very few that will be there and their commitment to make an eco change in their lives. 

To people that would like to experience the Hornstrandir Film Festival venue, they can do so in the comfort of their homes from 8th - 12th of September 2023, by signing up on the guest list. We will send a special link with access to all documentaries and short films will be available along with interviews and images from the festival in Hornstrandir. 

The media crew behind HFF will record and photograph moments from each premiere and share marketing material with the filmmakers after the festival, so that they can use it for PR purposes. 

The setting of the venue will be simple, in harmony with mother nature and will leave no trace of human presence, only unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Each festival location can only take maximum 30 guests and they have to meet the criteria of being experienced hikers and being able to travel on their own terms to the film festival locations.

The Hornstrandir Film Festival will be hosted in a 36 m2 tent with room for our HFF volunteer and maximum 30 guests more. The films will be projected on a 2,5 x 2 meter screen and sound will be played from a JBL 160W PO speaker. Film Festival guests will be sitting on their own personal mattresses or sleeping bags.

We are on the hunt for films with nature, environmental issues or wildlife themes only. We welcome different formats like; short films, documentaries, adventure films, animation and narrative fiction. The agenda is to celebrate the blue marble we live on and also highlight the challenges we face in maintaining a habitable planet.

Kindly note that we only have room for 6 documentaries in full length and 4 shorter format films. Films with a strong environmental or wildlife message are more likely to be accepted.

To understand the location of Hornstrandir better, we recommend reading this article: www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/guide-to-hornstrandir

Rules and Terms are being build and could change in the process, as this is our first year running the Hornstrandir Film Festival.

Film ENTRIES must be submitted online via FilmFreeway.com

Entries are FREE, everyone can enter the competition as long as the film is relevant for nature, wildlife, environment and /or sustainability.

* Films submitted must have english subtitles

* Films submitted can not be accessible on an open platform

* Films submitted must have a PR / media kit ready to share

* Films can be submitted in one of two categories:
A – Feature doc
B – Short doc

*Films in all categories must have the following theme: Caring for Nature

* Films may have been previously entered in other, similar festivals.

* The number of entries by one author is not limited.

* Entrant guarantees that third parties have no claim on the submitted films.

*Acceptable preview screener must be a private/password-protected and downloadable
video file in any of the following formats: MOV or MP4 (max 5 GB). We do not accept
entries that are viewable in public domain!

* Each entry must be accompanied by the items below:
- at least two (2) publicity stills from the film
- full production credits
- director's/presenter's contact (e-mail and social media addresses )
- film synopsis max 100 words
- trailer (Vimeo or YouTube link or downloadable)

* If the film does not meet all of these requirements, it will not be eligible for selection.

* It is important to enter your films as early as possible! The Festival is not in obligation to
view late entries!

Participant consents to the Organizers publishing information about the film including the trailer on the festival website as well as in all printed festival (such as the catalogue, the program, leaflets, etc.) and press materials.

Participant shall not withdraw his/her film from the Festival once the selection is confirmed by the Festival.

All preview copies will remain in the Festival archives and will be exclusively used for the Festival promotional events and in educational purposes.