RUN BY INDIE FILMMAKERS 4 INDIE FILMMAKERS
1. WHO — This fest is the brainchild of Keith Kurlander, who owned his own post house, directed around 50 alt-rock and rap videos and worked as an editor on shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight and the Howie Mandel show to name a few. This isn’t Keith’s first film festival. In 2002 he created the Rad Digital Film Festival. He saw the burgeoning sea of creativity being produced outside the realms of traditional filmmaking with the use of the quickly evolving digital technology and saw this as an opportunity to present these works to the world. It was held at the prestigious Sunset Laemmle Theater and had submissions from around the globe.

2. WHY — When the Hollywood Sign got changed to Hollyweed in 2017 this created a disruption that was seen around the world and that’s what H.F.F. aims to do to the film industry, disrupt the status quo. What’s really cool about this fest is that everybody who enters gets either their trailer or film piece linked directly to the website so that everybody including fans and industry insiders can view entries 24/7. This way, the filmmaker has a much greater chance of getting a distribution deal then at a traditional festival where your odds of even getting screened are slim at best and picked up for distribution almost none.

3. WHAT — As you may have noticed there’s a green cultural revolution going on in America and this festival reflects and embraces this change. What used to be criminal is now legal and what better way to emphasize that then to have the grand prize be a cannabis tour that culminates in meeting and lighting one up with the Father of Stoner Films, Tommy Chong.

4. WHEN — End of September 2020

5. WHERE — At the Complex in Hollywood, 6476 Santa Monica Bl. La, Ca 90038

You can see the trailers, shorts, features and learn more about the Hollyweed Film Festival at https://hollyweedfilmfestival.com/

The Grand Winner will be selected at the end of the September and what is the prize? Why it's a 4 hour Cannibus tour and you get to meet World Famous Director, Actor, Filmmaker Tommy Chong and partake of his personal blend if you so choose.

We prefer a link to your trailer, short or film for the website. We then need info for:
Directed by
Genre
Starring Actors
Total running Time
A short description of your piece
A poster or still 3"x 4" 72dpi for use on our website
A link for your trailer or movie that is high resolution on Vimeo, Youtube or a similar platform
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR TRAILER, SHORT OR FILM WILL BE ON THE HFF WEBSITE
BUT ONLY A LIMITED SELECTION WILL BE SCREENED LIVE.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Keith ran a great Festival! Good on communication and he champions the weird and unique kind of films I want to see when going to a Festival!

    October 2019
  • David Hensley

    Although I wasn't able to make it in person, I appreciated all of the communication and the representation given. I'd highly recommend this festival and would submit again.

    October 2019