HOLLYWOOD SOUTH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Event Date: Friday, August 16, & Saturday, August 17, 2019 Atlanta, GA

ATTENTION!!! The Hollywood South Urban Film Festival has GREAT NEWS. We are pleased to announced that due to the high volume of quality film submissions, the film festival has been extended to a TWO DAY EVENT. Screenings will take place on FRIDAY and SATURDAY.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Hollywood South Urban Film Festival 2019!!! It will be held in ATLANTA, GEORGIA at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 @ North I-85. HSUFF is a Film Festival that BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER to acknowledge and appreciate the history of the African American culture. This year we will screen SHORT FILMS, FEATURE FILMS, FEATURE DOCS, SHORT DOCS, GLOBAL FILMS, WEB SERIES, MUSIC VIDEOS, and STUDENT FILMS that will be SUBMITTED from all over the WORLD. There will be something for everyone for all ages to enjoy. HSUFF will provide up and coming FILMMAKERS, ACTORS, SINGERS, and MUSIC PRODUCERS a platform to tell their stories by providing them OPPORTUNITIES to show their art on the BIG SCREEN. Although we focus on PROVIDING EXPOSURE of African American content, this FILM FESTIVAL will also be a PLATFORM that will GIVE ALL GENRES an OPPORTUNITY for their work to BE SEEN. Many times art that is related to AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE gets overlooked because of the lack of STAR POWER or strong finances to back it. So our FESTIVAL COMMITTEE will personally screen every project submitted, selecting the very BEST PROJECTS to be SHOWN at the film festival. This EXPERIENCE will be a GREAT opportunity to MEET and NETWORK with people that are a part of the FILM and TELEVISION INDUSTRY. WE ENCOURAGE all to take full advantage of all the RESOURCES in ATLANTA, GA and the FILM and TELEVISION INDUSTRY provides for INSPIRING FILMMAKING!!!

The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Feature Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Short Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Feature Documentary Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Short Documentary Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Global Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Web Series Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Music Video Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Student Film Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Georgia Spotlight Award Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Outstanding Spirit Award Winner

NOTE: All SUBMITTED PROJECTS ACCEPTED in the HSUFF SHOWCASE will via email receive an "OFFICIAL SELECTION" LAUREL from the Hollywood South Urban Film Festival 2019 SELECTION COMMITTEE.

ELIGIBILITY -

To be eligible for consideration:

ALL FILMS SUBMITTED to the HSUFF must be written, directed, produced or having the main character of the film/project acted by a person of color or a person of African American descent.
(ONLY EXCEPTION to this RULE is the GLOBAL FILM CATEGORY - THIS CATEGORY is OPEN to ALL FILMMAKERS of ANY RACE or ANY NATIONALITY. THESE FILMS can get made ANYWHERE in the WORLD, the UNITED STATES or ABROAD.)

Any feature length film, short film, feature documentary film, short documentary film, global film, web series, music video, or student film that is submitted to the HSUFF, can be made from anywhere in the world.

-FEATURE LENGTH FILMS: All Feature Length Films must have a running time of at least 60 minutes or more.

-FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILMS: All Feature Length Documentary Films must have a running time of at least 50 minutes running time.

-SHORT FILMS: All Short Films must not exceed a running time of 45 minutes.

-SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS: All Short Documentaries Films must not exceed a running time of 50 minutes.

-GLOBAL FILMS: All Global Films submitted in this category, (shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, student films , or web series) there is no mandatory running time.

-WEB SERIES: All Web Series submitted must not individually exceed 40 minutes running time.

-MUSIC VIDEO: All music videos running times must not exceed 7 minutes running time.

-STUDENT FILMS: There is no mandatory running time (short , feature, short doc, feature doc, global film, web series, or music video) of any student film submitted. Any student films submitted can be made from anywhere in the world.

-GEORGIA SPOTLIGHT: All films submitted made IN GEORGIA or ABOUT GEORGIA are eligible for the GEORGIA SPOTLIGHT AWARD as well as ALL OTHER CATEGORIES.

Festival programming staff may use their discretion to place your film in the appropriate category.

Non-English language projects must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

For any questions: Please email us at filmfestival@hsuff.com

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  • Of the 15 awards so far won by “Darkroom”, Hollywood South Urban Film Festival’s The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy for Best Student Film 2018 is by far our Short’s most attractive trophy! We thank HSUFF for “giving light” along with its fine work in America’s deep south. Finally, Entertainer.Academy hopes you can see fit to become one of the 25 worldwide 2019 festivals that will screen our controversial new documentary, “GettingPaid.us” - since the 12 minute Work includes a live Q&A by award winning, prolific Hollywood actor Phillip E. Walker~MFA.

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Mr. Walker for the wonderful words. We look forward to seeing your future projects as well.

  • Frederick Murphy

    I wasn't able to attend but heard nothing but good things from an individual who was in attendance. Blessed my film was selected as Best Documentary Feature. I look forward to visiting the SIP next year for the festival and hope to have another film screened. Peace and blessings to the hardworking folks who put this on!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Your film "The American South As We Know It" was definitely one of the highlights of the festival. We look forward to your attendance next year along with seeing your future projects.

  • As a 1st time filmmaker to have my film “Pull Your Pants Up!!” Screen as part of the first Hollywood South Urban Film Festival 2018 was an amazing personal validation to be recognized.
    By winning best documentary short gives me the confidence to enter other festivals and finish other projects that I have been working on.
    The peeps at the Hollywood South Urban Film Festival were in contact with me in a timely fashion throughout the submission process and scheduling. That was very important and welcomed by me.
    Thank you!! Hollywood South Urban Film Festival I hope to have one of my other projects completed in time for your 2019 festival
    Best,
    Tracy Jenkins
    Oakland, California

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure to screen your film "Pull Your Pants Up". Our festival takes great pride in providing a platform for filmmakers to present their films to the public on "The Big Screen"; even though they may be 1st time filmmakers, are without strong finances or absent of star power. The most important thing for us is the quality of the filmmaking and that the audience can relate and appreciate it.

  • William Bearyman

    We had such a great time at the HSUFF that we weren't ready to leave by the time the festival was over! The movie selection was incredible and I found myself enjoying pretty much every film in the festival as well as our own film "15 Minutes". The staff were super professional and great film industry veterans who provided a wonderful theater and atmosphere for the public and I highly recommend this festival for any and all filmmakers producing the type of material HSUFF is looking for. Can't wait to go back next year. Whether we have a submission or not!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed meeting you and your team. During the question and answer session, it was very inspirational to everyone learning the process you used to bring your film "15 Minutes" to life. Thanks again for being apart of our festival and helping to make HSUFF such a success.

  • Couldn’t attend the festival, but I’m glad my film “The Last Straw” was an official selection and screened at the inaugural festival. Thanks to the hsuff team!!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    We were happy to have your film “The Last Straw” as one of the films that contributed excellent content to our inaugural film festival.