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1st Place Winner gets One-year subscription to the Boris FX Bundle featuring Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro (value $1195)

Winners, Official Selected submitters get All Films Passes for two, that includes Awards Ceremony invitations for two, all screenings and all Q&As with filmmakers + Live screening guarantee spot + Guarantee Spot at Q&A - Meeting with the audience after screenings.

Golden Trophies will go to all Winners and Honorable Mentioned submitters.

No politics, religion agenda content. No Premiere status is necessary. No porn content. We do not accept "work in progress" versions. Make sure your work is finished. The film or script cannot be older than 10 years. Do not send any discs or files to us. Online materials are good enough for now. No porn content. HSFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless HSFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. We select and screen around 20-30 films a year. If you are selected we'll ask you for a copy of the film.

Overall Rating
  • Nicholas Edmunds

    Great festival with some quality films, great networking, and cool prizes/trophies. Everything ran smoothly and professionally. Thanks for the opportunity!

    January 2020
  • John McCarney

    Excellent. Well organized and kept me informed every step of the festival.

    January 2020
  • Wasn't able to attend the festival, but my DP went and FaceTimed me in when our short won an award (thank you HSFF)! Many thanks to Mark for the fast communication and the photos.

    February 2019
  • VIctoria McGee

    This was a great experience all around! The Festival staff, especially Mark, were helpful and hospitable! I recommend this festival to everyone!

    January 2019
  • Piotr BiedroĊ„

    Very nice festival. Nice people, good program.
    I really appreciate all the organization and the communication. Hope I'll be able to submit new works soon.

    January 2018