The First Annual Hollywood South Film Festival is a juried showcase for commercial Independent films.

Founded by Indie horror film pioneer James Bond III, the festival made its 2018 debut with an eye toward showcasing diverse commercial independent films of both a domestic and international nature.

The festival event will take place in the downtown Main Street area of Springfield Kentucky. Springfield is making a bid to become a film destination contender with the new establishment of Springfield Bonded Film Complex. Springfield’s downtown Main Street area known to attract large crowds for community festivals has become the location for it’s first artistic festival event.

From entries submitted annually, the Hollywood South Film Festival shall endeavor to select a diverse program of original short and feature length film productions from both experienced and emerging filmmakers. A panel ranging from industry professionals to city prominent leaders judges the entries. Prizes and/or awards are granted in each possible or participating category including Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy, drama, comedy, experimental, animation, and documentary. Special panel discussions and workshops when available will be added as special events for future festivals.

The Hollywood South Film Festival is geared towards celebrating excellence and represents a rare sky of limitless independent film possibilities.

These awards are contingent upon 3 or more entries accepted in each category. Categories may or may not be separated into Foreign and Domestic depending on the number of accepted entries.

Best Horror Feature
Best Thriller/Suspense Feature
Best Fantasy/SCIFI/ Dystopia Feature
Best Christian/Inspirational Feature
Best Drama/ Dramedy Feature
Best Comedy Feature
Best Romance/ Rom-Com Feature
Best Fantasy/SCI-FI/Dystopia Short
Best Horror Short
Best Thriller/ Suspense Short
Best Christian/ Inspirational Short
Best New Media
Best Comedy Short
Best Drama/ Dramedy Short
Best Romance/ Rom-Com Short
James Bond III Innovation Award
Angel’s Choice Award
Best Lead Actor in a Feature
Best Lead Actress in a Feature
Best Actor/Actress in a Villainous Role in a Feature
Best Supporting Actor in a Feature
Best Supporting Actress in a Feature
Best Actor in a Short
Best Actress in a Short

Films must be in English and/or have English subtitles or dubbed.

NTSC format required
Standard Def and High Def accepted

Acceptable formats for the live screening:

H.264 (MPEG 4)
DVD (region1)
BLU-RAY (region 1)


Overall Rating
  • Showhey Waragai

    ・ Various diversity including participation from Asia and South America, not just Europe and America
    ・ There was a brewery tour as a place for multilateral exchange (because I actually got to know here and go to eat and appreciate together)
    ・ In other words, I thought it would be nice to be a participant in each genre for the time of opinion exchange.

    November 2019
  • James Bond III and his team does a great job of putting together a film festival. They communicate with the filmmakers and get the community involved in the festival. It was an honor to be a part of this festival.

    October 2019
  • saloua regragui

    it was great to participate in this festival , thank u for the award !!

    August 2019
  • Bryan Mullins

    The communication throughout was incredible. They showed passion for your film and gave it the best possible chance to be enjoyed by the festival attendees. The venue was awesome. We have been to several film festivals that show too many films and have you spread out over multiple locations with multiple viewings at the same time. No way could everyone at the festival see your film. That does not happen here.

    July 2019
  • Jose Issa

    An Excellent Festival! Very serious and recommendable. We were lucky to participate and get nominations and awards. By not having registration costs it feels that short really competed in the same conditions with the other works presented. Very thankful!

    July 2019