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1st Place WINNER will receive $500 in GIFTS from festivals sponsors + GOLDEN TROPHY for the BEST OF THE FESTIVAL + Festival Certificate.
2nd Place Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
3rd Place Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
Audience Best Winner will get gifts from sponsors + Festival Certificate.
All selected filmmakers and screenwriters will get All Films Pass for two guests.

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
  • Debbie Paulsen

    This was a great festival! Mark was an amazing host and made everyone feel welcome. I highly recommend! This is also a great place to meet new and seasoned talent. If you want to network, this is a festival to do just that.

    March 2023

    Extremely welcoming! Great day full of networking and the selection was really good. Felt proud to have my film be a part of it!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    thank you :)

  • Sarah Babb

    Thank you International Hollywood Short Film Festival!!! It was wonderful to be included in such a great festival.

    March 2021
  • Carol Younghusband

    I was delighted that 'Charlie's Freedom' won Best Script. And despite these unusual times, this festival still managed regular friendly and timely communications. Would recommend.

    February 2021
  • Haris Gioulatos

    Great festival with great commucation and selection of films!!! Thank you once again for the selection of my film!! Keep up...

    February 2021