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 "who" you are, your sexual preference, your gender, race and what is your "political" opinion? 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? Do you feel that watching a film is different from listening to a course on morality? 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. The "dignity" and free opinion of each artist 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 with a yearly event. Every month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings. Monthly Award Winners "may" be chosen to compete in the online Annual 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 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.