HOLLYWOOD SOUTH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Event Date: Friday, August 21 1pm-9pm, Saturday, August 22 1pm-9pm, & Sunday, August 23 1pm-9pm, in Atlanta, GA.
The Hollywood South Urban Film Festival has GREAT NEWS. We are pleased to announced that due to the high volume of quality film submissions last year, the HSUFF has been extended to a THREE DAY EVENT. Screenings will take place on FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Hollywood South Urban Film Festival 2020!!! 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, THE BEST SERIES, THE BEST COMEDIES, ANIMATIONS, 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 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 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 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 you all to take full advantage of all the RESOURCES in ATLANTA, GA 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 Crystal Star Award Trophy - Atlanta First-Time Filmmaker Award Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Audience Choice Award Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Best Comedy Award Winner
The Hollywood Crystal Star Award Trophy - Animation 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 2020 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, best series, comedy, animation, 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 45 minutes.
-SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS: All Short Documentaries Films must not exceed a running time of 59 minutes.
-GLOBAL FILMS: 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 40 minutes running time.
-COMEDIES: All Comedies submitted can be any length of running time. There is running time limit.
-ANIMATIONS: All Animations submitted can be any length of running time. There is no running time limit.
-MUSIC VIDEOS: 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 FILMS: All films submitted in this category MUST BE MADE IN GEORGIA or ABOUT GEORGIA are eligible for the GEORGIA SPOTLIGHT AWARD as well as ALL OTHER CATEGORIES.
-ATLANTA FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER: All films submitted in this category MUST BE MADE IN ATLANTA by a FIRST TIME FILMMAKER. These film can be any length or be a part of any category.
-AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: All the films in this category will come from all the films selected to be screen 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
Response from festival:
Thank you Aba for such encouraging words. It was truly an honor for us that you allowed your film “The Womb” to screen at the HSUFF this year. You and Kit and the rest of the cast and crew did such an amazing job on such a great film. It was our pleasure to give you a platform to showcase your art. Thank you so much for the kind words. We wish you and your film nothing but the best of luck in the future.
Response from festival:
Thank You April for your kind words as they mean a lot to us. It was definitely great meeting you and Ivan. Your film, "Victus" was one of the wonderful films we screened that made the lineup of films great. Yes, we do intend to grow and made this a festival that filmmakers will not want to miss.
Response from festival:
Thanks Brent, you, your team and your film "Don't Shoot" definitely contributed to the festival. HSUFF's goal of providing filmmakers the opportunity to have their films seen on the BIG SCREEN, networking with others in the film industry and also being able to talk to distibutors is very important to us. We look forward to seeing you and your projects in the future as we continue to grow and excel while giving filmmakers a wonderful experience.