HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
at LA LIVE / Staples Center in Los Angeles California
HRIFF PRESENTS: HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STARS
HRIFF celebrity guests include: Pierce Brosnan, Martin Landau, Harry Dean Stanton (Alien), Hilary Duff (Gossip Girl), Josh Brener (Maron, Silicon Valley), Joe Mantegna (The Godfather, Criminal Minds), Laura Prepon (How I Met Your Mother, Orange Is The New Black), Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks, Big Love), Dominique Swain (Lolita, Face Off), Gary Cole (Pineapple Express, Office Space), Frances Fisher (Titanic), John Robinson (Lords of Dogtown), Kurt Fuller (Midnight In Paris), Uwe Boll (Postal), Alan Howarth (Halloween), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Richard Kind (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and casting director Bonnie Timmerman (Black Hawk Down).
THE BEST IN NEW INDEPENDENT FILM
HRIFF curates over two weeks of Hollywood premieres from Cinema Icons and Movie Stars, alongside over over 100 premieres of new movies from the greatest new and undiscovered filmmakers, with a star-studded Award Ceremony and screenings at LA LIVE and in cinemas across Los Angeles, California USA.
HRIFF is where an extensive week-long curated selection of new cinema discoveries screen alongside Hollywood premieres, with recent Oscar© nominated HRIFF Award Winners that include: "Trumbo", "The Act of Killing", "Anomalisa", "Force Majeure", "The Look of Silence", and and more!
Academy Award© Winners to premiere at HRIFF include documentary short "The Lady In Number 6", animated short film "Mr. Hublot", and the work of multiple-Oscar©-nominated animator Bill Plympton alongside the best in new filmmaking.
Alongside an extensive selection of film discoveries that may include you: HRIFF has premiered new films from Hollywood legends: Ron Howard, Werner Herzog, James Franco, Michael Apted, Errol Morris, Paul Rudd, Guy Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Blake Anderson, Mercedes Ruehl, Ian McShane, Edward James Olmos, Sandra Oh, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Alexander, Bryce Dallas Howard, Elliott Gould, Klaus Kinski, Terri Polo, Janeane Garofalo, Zack Braff, Winnie Holzman, Martin Starr, Fred Willard, Pamela Adlon, Tony Hale, Richard Lewis, Perrey Reeves, Doug Jones, David Arquette, Carla Gallo, Bai Ling, C. Thomas Howell, Daryl Hannah, Tom Noonan, Jeremy Sisto, and Jonathan Pryce, ...all screening alongside the best new independent filmmakers.
Past HRIFF Award of Excellence honorees include: Warren Beatty, Alejandro Jodoworsky, Gerard Depardieu, Vanessa Redgrave, Tinto Brass, Peter O'Toole, Robin Williams, Gene Wilder, animators Bill Plympton, Don Hertzfeldt and Harry Dean Stanton.
At our last HRIFF Award Ceremony: Pierce Brosnan stopped by, while Sharon Stone, William Fichtner, James Hong, Clark Duke, Jonathan Banks, Lori Petty, and Steven Weber were honored. Who will be awarded this year?
More HRIFF special guests include: John Heard (Home Alone, X-Men), Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, (Designing Women), Anthony Geary (General Hospital), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Keith Carradine (Dexter), Lloyd Kaufman (Troma), Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Duane Peters (Die Hunns), Lee Meriwether (Batman, All My Children), Danny Masterson (That 70's Show), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Danny Strong (Mad Men), Rick Shapiro (The League, Maron), Michael Pare (Virgin Suicides), Mackenzie Philips (One Day At A Time), Christopher Masterson (The Middle), Michael Bowen (Kill Bill) and Steven Bauer (Breaking Bad), who have all stopped by for photos and conversation with our HRIFF guests.
Growing to prominence at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema, HRIFF is proud to be hosted by LA LIVE / Staples Center, the biggest film festival screening and event venue in Los Angeles (the Times Square of L.A.), and cinemas across Hollywood, California USA.
A small sample of HRIFF talent discoveries includes: Alanna Masterson (HRIFF Best Actress Winner 2010 who is now starring in The Walking Dead), Alex Meraz (Twilight), Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Dean West (The Ledge), Steve Hicks, Sean Brosnan, Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), and Toby Hemingway (Black Swan).
HRIFF premieres that received acclaim and wide distribution include "The Act of Killing", "Force Majeure", "Drift", "Bridegroom", "Anomalisa", "Footprints", "Mr. Hublot", "The Lady In Number 6", "Assault on Wall Street: Bailout", "Day At The Pool", "The Look of Silence", "Henri", "Sex, Violence and Family Values", "Forget Me Not", "Bible Storyland", "The Kids form 62-F" and "The Silent Thief".
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival programming includes recent tributes to Michael Mann, Kenneth Lonergan, Warren Oates, and Dusan Makavejev, and memorial events honoring the cinema of Gene Wilder, Haskell Wexler, John Cassavetes, and David Bowie and filmmakers just like you!
HRIFF invites you to submit your film to the best curated and most democratic film festival in the world. At L.A. Live / Staples Center and in the classic film venues of and the great cinemas across Los Angeles.
Submit your film to the 16th annual HRIFF and Join the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival family today!
Awards & Prizes
Submitted Films are eligible for 25 HRIFF Awards of Merit
Screenplays are eligible for 5 HRIFF Awards of Merit
Some Awards are eligible for sponsored prizes to be announced.
Rules & Terms
FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Preview Screener:
Must be sent by FilmFreeway Online Screener
or via mailed DVD.
No other formats accepted for review.
Accepted submitters are notified via email.
Films not accepted will be notified via email.
Check your accounts around approximate notification deadline dates for more information.
Deadlines are POSTMARK DEADLINES.
- HRIFF is not responsible for postal damages or delays.
- Do Not send mail to be signed for (except for 35mm prints)
- Please do not send cash or any payments in the mail.
- Any discs, postcards, thumb drives & posters may not be returned.
- Send submissions in a standard flat rate envelope or smaller to reduce waste.
IF CONTACTED and SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION:
- Exhibition Copies:
DVD+/DVD- (NTSC, Region 0 or 1)
- Blu-Ray (Region 0 or 1) accepted for Exhibition, but DVD (non-watermarked, matching chapters and aspect ratio) back-up is mandatory.
- DCP's are accepted for Feature Length Films (if supported by screening venue, and DVD back up recommended). DCP's for short films are dependent on venue.
- 35mm film is acceptable for Best Picture winner and may be available as a presentation format for other feature films (depending on venue of screening).
- Non DCP video file's sent via drive or dropbox are accepted (depending on venue).
- Once accepted for presentation, a physical Exhibition Copy of a any submitted film is necessary.
- No menu screens for Exhibition Copies.
- All DVD's/BluRay (or cases) must be marked with
1. Name Of Film
2. Directors Name
3. Running Time
4. Aspect Ratio
5. Tracking Number
IF SENDING VIA MAIL
1615 North Wilcox
FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Submitter must be 18 years of age or older (or have guardian to submit on your behalf) to enter the competition.
- In submitting to HRIFF, submitter is: a) admitting copyright of film and images and b) granting permission to use the images and content from the submission in advertisements and promotions both for any screening of the submitted film, but also in any promotions for HRIFF in general for the 36 months following first receipt of the submission.
- Festival times may be subject to delay or change.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- HRIFF is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films.
- In submitting, you grant HRIFF the right to screen your submission at no charge to the festival.
- HRIFF reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Any person behaving disrespectfully to any festival or theater staff may be refused service and may be pulled from competition.
- Films do not have to be screened publicly to be eligible for our festival, prizes, or awards. Please let us know in writing if a film cannot be screened publicly.
- All films submitted for review are consenting permission to have HRIFF publicly screen the film submitted (at least) one time in 24 months after selection notification.
- Not all submissions received are selected for HRIFF.
- By submitting via FilmFreeway, you are agreeing to these Rules as well as the HRIFF Terms and Conditions below.
General TERMS AND CONDITIONS for HRIFF and HRIFF WEBSITE.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement may be automatically assigned by HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (HRIFF), in its sole discretion, to a third party. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement, along with any other terms and conditions listed by HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement and any ancillary terms and conditions will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties. Governing Law. You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws provisions thereof that would indicate the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction and you hereby submit to exclusive jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of California. You agree to receive service of process through certified mail or by other means sanctioned by law, and you expressly waive any claim of improper venue and any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold The HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL harmless from any claim, expense or demand, including without limitation reasonable attorneys´ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. By agreeing Submitter agrees to abide by all the Terms laid forth in the General Festival Rules listed for HRIFF, including:
GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES AND REGULATIONS - Film must not currently have major distribution in United States that conflicts with exhibition dates at the HRIFF festival. - HRIFF will only accept international films that have been dubbed into English or subtitled. - Festival times are subject to delay or change. - All Fees are non-refundable. - Filmmakers wishing to screen 35mm must provide 35mm film print 14 days before date of screening. In case of non-receipt of functioning Exhibition Print HRIFF may use any Preview or Review screeners submitted. - HRIFF reserves the right to refuse service. - Al films submitted for review are consenting permission to have HRIFF publicly screen the film submitted (at least) one time in the next 48 months as to be determined by HRIFF. - By submitting your film for review submitter is a) admitting copyright of film and images and b) granting permission to use the images and content from the submission in advertisements and promotions both for any screening of the submitted film, but also in any promotions for HRIFF in general for the 36 months following first receipt of the submission. - By submitting you agree HRIFF has the right to screen your film with no additional exhibition fees or charges to the festival from filmmakers or film copyright owners. - Festival is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films. - Submitters must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf) to enter the competition. - By submitting with any payment, you are agreeing to abide by these terms, rules, and guidelines.
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