"Her Night of Film" is an independent film festival that with live screenings and is a one night event that occurs four times per year.

This event highlights and celebrates women in key, principle positions in filmmaking. Whether it be a producer, director, cinematographer, writer, or lead editor we celebrate and highlight them all. This event gives people an opportunity to see great independent films that they normally would not have access to.

We love to showcase all genres of films and we lean towards projects that are highly creative. Houston, TX is in need of more diverse independent film community and we hope to inspire and motivate others to produce through showing great works.

Our judging team will be looking for films that push the creative limits and inspire creativity in others.

An audience favorite award for the short film selection will be announced at the end of the night. This winner will receive a special trophy acknowledging their role and their work.

The creators "Her Night of Film" have developed this sort of mini festival to build up to the main festival "Her Film Fest" that will be taking place at the end of 2020. All films that were selected and shown during "Her Night of Film:" will be shown on it's on exclusive night during "Her Film Fest".

A screening committee determines which films shall be exhibited, all submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. Except for the audience award, which will be selected by the audience themselves.

Winning films will be shown at the festival. We will also be sending plaques to the short films selected as audience favorite and the one feature film that would be selected as the Premier film for the night. The creator or the key female creative for the feature film selected will have the opportunity to have a Q&A with the movie goers. The feature film selected will be the sole feature screened that evening.


The following is an explanation of the Rules and Guidelines governing the submissions of a film to the 2019 Her Night of Film Festival. Compliance with these Rules and Guidelines is necessary in order to participate in the Film Festival. Submission of a film implies unconditional acceptance of the Rules & Guidelines, therefore, please carefully read through the Rules prior to submitting your film. If you have any questions, please contact Her Night of Film Festival: hernightoffilm@gmail.com or 832-513-0559.

1. Date:
Her Night of Film will be held August 3rd, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

2. Project Submission:
Projects submitted to the Festival for consideration will be open to any category remaining within the guidelines. The Festival will be selecting one feature film and multiple short films. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project for submission. Multiple entries are allowed. You can submit more than one film to the same category, but keep in mind the entry fee must be paid for each one. Work-in-progresses are not accepted. Any film submitted to HNOF has the opportunity to be selected for screening for future HNOF screenings upon contact and permission from submitter.

3. Submissions Guidelines:
• This film must meet the requirement of the festival highlighting women in key, principle positions in submitted project. Whether it be a producer, director, cinematographer, writer, or lead editor, at least one woman must be highlighted in the making of their film.
• Submissions will be accepted via FilmFreeway OR mail a single DVD or Blu-ray with the completed submission form and correct entry fee to P.O. Box Address. The DVDs or Blu-ray’s should be formatted for NTSC and labelled with title and running time.
• A student submitting a film must provide a photocopy of current and valid student ID or a letter from his/her school verifying enrollment.
• All films must include English subtitles unless spoken language is English.
• Given deadlines must be followed.
• All entries must have been completed AFTER 2015
• You must own or be given all of the rights to anything you submit to the festival.

4. Reviewing Submissions:
A judging committee determines which films shall be exhibited. Submissions are not guaranteed to be shown. All decisions of the committee are final. Except for the audience award, which will be selected by the audience themselves. Her Night of Film is not obligated to provide any information in regards to how the project was reviewed. Any reviews made by the judging committee are that of the jurors and not obligated to provide comments regarding committee’s decision.

5. Judging Committee:
The Judging Committee will be individuals recognized in the cinema and cultural world. Individuals who participated in the production or promotion of any of the competing films will not be eligible as jury members.

6. Selection and Awards:
After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified. Winners will receive their awards the night of the event if owner of the film is presented, if not the plaques will be shipped no later than 2 weeks from the event date.

7. General Conditions:
Submitting the project enters the submitter into full agreement with this document. Her Night of Film Fest has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at any time without notice. Submissions are NON-refundable. We cannot be held liable for materials which are lost or damaged. Applicants who do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted.

I also acknowledge that the film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if my film is not selected.