HOLLYWOOD SOUTH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2023
Event Date: Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
The Hollywood South Urban Film Festival is back once again to bring you some the biggest and best independent films, documentaries, and music videos from across the globe. However, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic we will be bringing you “Virtual Online Screenings” for the 4th straight year. This year the HSUFF will be a THREE-DAY EVENT. Screenings will take place online on FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.
Welcome to the 6th Annual Hollywood South Urban Film Festival 2023!!! 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, THE BEST 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. The 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 our "Virtual" website; which means that your films can be seen from over the world. Although we focus on PROVIDING EXPOSURE of African American content, this FILM FESTIVAL will also be a PLATFORM that will GIVE ALL GENRES OF FILM an OPPORTUNITY for THEIR WORK to BE SEEN. Many times art that is related to the 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 that is submitted. We will select the very BEST PROJECTS to be SHOWN. WE ENCOURAGE you all to take full advantage of all the RESOURCES from ATLANTA, GA to across the GLOBE that the FILM and TELEVISION INDUSTRY provides for INSPIRING FILM MAKING!!!
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 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
The Hollywood Crustal Star Award Trophy - Social Justice Award Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Audience Choice 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 2021 SELECTION COMMITTEE.
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, social justice, best 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 60 minutes running time.
-SHORT FILMS: All Short Films must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.
-SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS: All Short Documentaries Films must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.
-GLOBAL FILMS: For all Global Films submitted in this category, (shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, series, comedies, animations, or student films ) there is no mandatory running time.
-SERIES: All Series submitted must not individually exceed 30 minutes of running time.
-MUSIC VIDEOS: All Music Video's 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 FILMS: All films submitted in this category MUST BE MADE IN GEORGIA or ABOUT GEORGIA will be eligible for the GEORGIA SPOTLIGHT AWARD as well as ALL OTHER CATEGORIES. There is no time limit.
-SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD: All films that are created that put a spotlight on the racial, social, and/or political environment of the society that we/you live in anywhere in the world. There is no time limit.
-OUTSTANDING SPIRIT AWARD: This award will be given to the filmmaker who does the highest degree of promoting his/her film if selected during the HSUFF on all of your platforms on social media.
-AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: All the films in this category will come from all the films selected to be screened during the film festival. The winner will be determined by the response of the audience during the screening of all the films.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our official website at hsuff.com