******THIS SUBMISSION IS FOR 2018 ********

The Hollywood Independent Film Festival will have its second edition in 2018 and aims to promote the American and World Cinema.
Held in the city of Los Angeles, the Festival will award the best films with a Certificate of Award and Trophy.

The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This Festival will award national and international filmmakers.

The entire application process is done online through FILMFREEWAY website.
The Festival will be held on November 9th, 10th and 11th, 2018.

***** 2017 FESTIVAL INFO *******

November 9th and 10th from 6 to 11 p.m. at TWO ROADS THEATER

November 12th - from 5 to 11 p.m. at DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT THEATER.


The FESTIVAL PASS allows you to go to all HIFF events:
*** Screening Sessions on November 9th and 10th at Two Roads Theater from 6 to 11 PM

*** The Awards Ceremony on November 12th at Downtown Independent from 5 to 11 PM
From 5 to 6 PM we´ll offer a welcome coffee to the guests with :
Pastries, Cheese & Cracker Platter, Cookie Tray, Iced Tea and Coffee.
From 6 to 11 PM the Awards Ceremony and screening of the Winners.

Trophy and Award Certificates to the categories:

Best Short Film
Best Latino Short Film
Best Latino Documentary
Student Film
Best Latino Student Film
TV-Web Series
Best Latino TV-Web Series
Feature Film
Best Latino Feature Film
Short Screenplay
Feature Screenplay
First-time Filmmaker
Experimental Film


Submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully prior to submitting your film for consideration.

By submitting to the Festival, will be automatically authorizing screen your movie on the Festival´s date and venue.

DO NOT send us your press kit until your film has been selected.

All Non-English films MUST have English subtitles

You may submit more than one film. Each film must be submitted separately with your form and appropriate fee

4 weeks before the festival, the selected films should provide the final version of their films in Quicktime or Mp4 version and all material required by the Festival Staff.

The selected films will be screened according to the festival´s schedule.
Not all selected films will be screened, we will give the preference to the filmmakers who attend the festival.

Overall Rating
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    I absolutely loved this festival. My team members flew in from as far as Virginia to attend and it was worth every penny.

    November 2017
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    Rafael Nani

    Thank you to the sponsors of the festival for the excellent organization. I'm very glad to be part of the festival with my film. See you guys next year!
    High recommended!!!

    November 2017
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    J. Michael Aiken

    My screenplay "Dollar Down" competed in the Hollywood Independent Film Festival with a host of outstanding scripts. Jose Claudio Silva and the entire team at the Hollywood Independent Film Festival were very gracious and professional throughout the entire film festival process, from notification of being an official selection to winning Best Feature Screenplay. The timely communication, professionalism and personalized hospitality were superb. This is a wonderful film festival!
    J. Michael Aiken, CPA, MBA, CGMA, M.Acc.
    Author of "Dollar Down" screenplay

    November 2017
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    K. Patrick Tutera

    It was an honor to be the inaugural winner for Best Short at the first ever HIFF! From the beginning, the festival organizer was very communicative and responsive to any and all inquiries. The festival itself was held at a great venue in downtown LA and was run with the utmost professionalism. The emcees were warm and entertaining. It was definitely a night I'll remember always!

    November 2017
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    Mac McStravick

    Helpful, considerate and nice. All buttons were pushed in an effort to help the film makers and script writers. Thank you, HIFF.

    November 2017