Do you believe that you are a good filmmaker because of the inner artistic quality of your work and not because of “who” you are? Do you find it absurd to hear that your film might get accepted because you’re a minority,  or a human being with a specific sexual orientation? Do you find it irritating that journalists constantly ask you what difficulties you faced when making your film as a female, queer, black, and ... director? Are you tired of seeing your film being rejected because of the festivals' gender or minority's quota? if you feel any of this, welcome to Hollywood International Golden Age Festival for ALL! 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!

The organizing and administrative team of Hollywood Golden Age, have started their activities in New York from 3 years ago. This is a monthly New York based short 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 Annual Award and be part of our Prestigious Annual Gala with Live Screening and Award Ceremony. Given the current Corona situation in New York and the total lockdown, we will update later the screening's location and the exact time of the annual event.

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.
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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
  • Sweet Rind

    The first thing that got our attention with HIGA Festival is their very attractive and informative Instagram posts! When we finally got involved with the festival, we were happy to learn that the organisers were professional and prompt with communication. We are very pleased with our semi-final placement for Sweet Rind and would definitely submit future projects to this festival! Fantastic festival!!!

    October 2020
  • Great Festival! Look forward to more in the future!

    October 2020
  • Charles Petrilla

    An up and coming Film Festival that is sure to be a great success! Thank you, Max, Frank and Nancy for recognizing “BILLYBALL” with Semi-Finalist, and I look forward to submitting in the near future!

    October 2020
  • Very grateful to H. I. G. A. for having our short Asleep as semi finalist. Wihs you all the best for everyone involved. Many thanks.

    October 2020
  • Great festival to get some recognition, traction, kudos, all the things we indie filmmakers need... and affordable too! We had great success with our film "They Don't Scare Easily", and we expect to enter more. Thanks, HIGAF!

    October 2020