The annual Hobnobben Film Festival is a multi-day, multi-venue festival held in downtown Ft. Wayne's art district. Cinema Center, a 501C3, is the premier cultural center for the presentation of independent, foreign and documentary films in Northeast Indiana. Hobnobben is a labor of love made possible by strong community support, dedicated volunteers, and the vibrant filmmakers from all over the globe.
Fort Wayne is a great place to live, a great place to visit and a great place to have a film festival. We are looking forward to having you join us October 11th through the 13th.
There will be awards granted for each of the following categories:
Best Narrative Feature
Hoosier Spirit Award (awarded to best film by an Indiana native or film shot in Indiana)
Best Student Work
Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations in order to be considered eligible for the 2019 Hobnobben Film Fest.
- Only films completed after March 9, 2018 will be accepted
- Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
*Please note that the following rules were removed on March 1, 2019 and no longer apply
- Only films that have not been exhibited in the northeast Indiana region will be accepted
- Feature-length films with on-line distribution or on-line availability are not eligible. This exclusion doesn't include the filmmaker's own website, YouTube, Vimeo or similar platforms.
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 2019.
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 email@example.com.