At Hobnobben Film Festival, we aim to champion unique and diverse storytellers. Our 5th annual festival will be held October 9th -11th at Cinema Center, a 501c3 non-profit art-house theater, located in the downtown Fort Wayne arts district. Cinema Center’s mission is to provide unique opportunities to explore our world through the art of film, and Hobnobben allows us the opportunity to do this – like whoa.
Fort Wayne is a great place to live, a great place to visit and a great place to have a film festival – we take our filmmaker hospitality seriously and want everyone to feel welcome and heard. Did we mention this is our 5th annual festival? Yeah, five years of amazing films, amazing filmmakers, amazing memories, and amazing audiences. We are legit stoked for October and want you to be a part of it.
Diversity: Need it. Want it. Gotta have it. No seriously, the stories we tell and who tells them matters. We want to hear as many voices as possible. We don’t have an international category, for example, because we want to see international submissions in ALL our categories.
Proceeds from the festival go toward supporting, maintaining and programming Fort Wayne’s non-profit art-house movie theater, Cinema Center.
Best of Awards will be given in each of the following categories:
Student Work: High School and Undergraduate
First-Time Filmmaker and Advanced Student
WTFw: What the Fort Wayne?
Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations in order to be considered eligible for the 2020 Hobnobben Film Fest.
- Only films completed after July 7, 2019 will be accepted
- Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
SUBMISSION POLICIES AND PROCESSES
All films must be submitted via Hobnobben Film Festival's FilmFreeway Account and be viewable through FilmFreeway submission platform to be considered for festival screening.
POLICIES UPON ACCEPTANCE
Accepted films will be notified via email at the address included in the FilmFreeway submission form. The notification will include information in regards to the required formats and medium for the exhibition copy of the film and delivery deadlines.
Please add the @Hobnobben.org domain to an accepted senders list to ensure receipt of festival emails, our primary mode of communication.
By submitting, you confirm that such exhibition of submitted work will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. Submitters further confirm that they are authorized to submit film.
By submitting, you agree to have your film, if selected, be shown 1 to 3 times during the festival.
Additionally, submitters indemnify the Hobnobben Film Festival and Fort Wayne Cinema Center, Inc. from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regards to the screening of submitted film.
Any awards will be distributed to the production company of the winning film or to the person identified as a representative of the winning film’s production company in the credits thereof. All decisions of the Festival regarding the distribution of awards will be final and binding on all participants. If a representative from an award-winning film is not available to be present during Awards Ceremony, it is the responsibility of film's production company to provide Hobnobben with shipping address and correct postage to mail award. The Festival will not be liable for the distribution of any award to any party.
By submitting, you are stating they understand, and hereby agree to the terms written in the General Festival Rules submissions to Hobnobben Film Festival 2020.
Thank you for your interest in submitting your film with the Hobnobben Film Festival. Should you have any questions regarding this process or your film’s eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.