Are you fed up with the politicization of art in contemporary society? Do you believe that you are an excellent filmmaker because of the inner artistic quality of your work and not because of the political layers of your film?. Do you find it irritating that festivals constantly ask you about your identities, your political views and make you fill interrogative forms in which you have to justify that you are a "good" morally correct artist for society? If you think any of this, welcome to the Hollywood International Golden Age Festival for ALL! We believe that an artist should be free to create her work, and no institutions for any reason should impose on her how her art should look. For us, a just and democratic cinema is a cinema that treats everybody the same and equally without imposing any artistic criteria to follow. This is the first principle of democracy. Each artist's "dignity" and free opinion is more important than the "assumptions" of intellectuals who feel they know what justice is and want to teach it to everybody. Every artist is equal, and every artist should be treated equally and with the same degree of respect. We have created this radical festival which this specific line of thoughts. This is the festival in which the only criteria to judge your work is its "artistic" quality and not any political demand of the current society. We judge films based on their inner qualities, and we don't care to be a politically correct festival. We want to prioritize once more the "art" of filmmaking.

The organizing and administrative team of Hollywood Golden Age started their activities in New York 2 years ago. This is a monthly New York-based film festival. Every month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. Monthly Award Winners will be chosen to compete in the online Award.

For long feature films:

Best Us feature film
Best International feature film
Best Us documentary film
Best International documentary film
Best director in long feature film
Best actor in long feature film
Best actress in long feature film
Best music in feature film
Best editing in feature film

For short films:
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Micro Short
Best Erotic Short
Best Music Video
Best High-school Level Short
Best Advertising
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Script
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Horror Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Family Short
Best Erotic Short
Best War Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Web Series/ Tv Pilot

A) Eligibility Requirements
1. We accept films of all genres.
2. Films completed on or after Jan 1, 2016 are eligible for consideration
3. Short feature films that are available for public online viewing are eligible
6. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
7. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted.
8. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry to the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

B) Judging & Selection
Films are selected for Annual Event by HIGA Festival programming committee. If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email. The Festival does not provide feedback or screening notes to entries that are not selected.

C) Entry Fees
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable.

Overall Rating
  • Tomoyoshi SUGIURA

    Thank you for your selecting my film as a semi-finalist.
    I will start to shoot new film from this May . If I finish editing in time, I will submit new film to your festival.

    February 2023
  • Great festival! It's been an honor being part of it with my project ANTES DEL MICTLAN.
    Thank you

    January 2023
  • Thank you so much! Great experience overall!

    January 2023
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are honored and deeply appreciative that your festival selected our short film "The Secret Weapon: Yesterday IS Today" as a Semi-Finalist. The festival has outstanding communication and is well-run. May the festival keep giving filmmakers a stage that encourages imagination and self-expression.

    December 2022