The Hollywood Divine International Film Festival is dedicated to blessing, supporting, educating, and encouraging industry members and audiences of the faith/family filmmaking community. We seek to bridge cultures through the spirituality, education and promotion of the arts through independent film. *This is currently a virtual/streaming event and depending on CoVid restrictions may be opened to a live event if available.

We, at Hollywood Divine, with the help of our heavenly father, want to make a big change and we are hoping you can help us with that.

There are many Christian artists out there looking for an outlet to spread the light of God through their God given gift of artistry. There are also many Christian people out there looking to appreciate art that celebrates their relationship with Christ.

We at Hollywood Divine want to be a part of that change. A change that will, at least, balance out the darkness spread by mainstream Hollywood and the music industry, and give independent Christian filmmakers and musicians the chance to build their ministries by displaying their art to new and emerging audiences.

We believe that creating art, in any form, is a reflection of the ultimate creator. It’s one of the best ways to praise God and share his infinite love with the world. We ask you to please consider joining us on this journey.

1) Be in community with other industry professionals.
2) Learn from top industry professionals ranging in a large variety of topics
3) Showcase your film to new audiences
5) Screening movies to distributors
6) Opportunity for distribution deals during the Festival
7) Support other filmmakers in their God given pursuits
8) Walk the red carpet and be interviewed about your project
9) Oscar style award ceremony and concert
10) Bless others with your giftings, talent, experience, and knowledge (we all have something worthy to give.)

Our festival is quickly becoming one of the most talked about Christian Festival in the world and we would love for you to be a part!

FEATURE FILM AWARDS ( UNDER $150,000 production budget)
The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Picture

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Picture
Honorable Mention

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Short Film

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Documentary
Honorable Mention

The Divine Inspiration Award for the most challenging/thought provoking/most original film (Trophy)

The Divine Inspiration Award for the Best faith strengthening film (Trophy)
(Film made primarily to edify and teach the church…primarily for Christian/church audience.)

Best Children’s Film (Animated or live action.)

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Student Film

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Young Filmmaker (High School & younger)

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best iPhone/SmartPhone Film

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Foreign Film

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Script

The Divine Inspiration Award for Most Original Script

The Divine Inspiration Award for Best Music Video

1. Digital Award Laurels for all award winners.
2. Digital Award Laurels for all nominees



+Films completed after January 1st, 2019 are eligible for consideration for the 2021 HDFF
*Films made before this date may be considered, please contact HDFF for eligibility,

+All feature length and short films will be considered regardless of their premiere status. However, HDFF prioritizes films that have not yet had public screenings in Pennsylvania.

+Feature-length and short film submissions are preferred to not have been broadcast or televised, or made publicly available in their entirety online prior to their date of exhibition. Contact HDFF for any questions.

+HDFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.

+HDFF reserves the right to revoke acceptance of a film that cannot be submitted in a required format.


The following submission requirements must be met before a submission can be considered:

1) Completed Submissions Form (online).

2) Submission Fee. Payment is accepted via FilmFreeway. Submissions fees are non-refundable.

3) Filmmakers may submit more than one project. Each project must be submitted separately.

4) Only online screeners are accepted. Filmmakers can submit via FilmFreeway.


+Downloadable links.

+ The deadline for submitting exhibition copies for short films is September 15th, 2020.

+If you would like to submit another way or have special requirements, please contact us at

3) General:

+An Electronic Press Kit with high-resolution production stills, trailers, official synopsis, filmmaker bios, promotional postcards and posters should be sent to the HDFF offices for marketing purposes, preferably via email

+Exhibition Copy Shipment: If film needs to be physically shipped the film must be shipped prepaid, insured, and properly packaged. HDFF does not assume liability for damage to exhibition materials due to improper packaging or other reasons. All films while in our possession will be insured against loss and damage while participating in the event. HDFF may provide return shipping at filmmakers cost. If requested, HDFF may ship the exhibition material to another festival. This is decided on a case-by-case basis.

+HDFF reserves the right to place accepted works in additional or different categories.

+HDFF reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.

+Accepted films may be screened live or online or both during the run of the fest, at the discretion of HDFF. Accepted Films are NOT guaranteed a screen. Screenings are based on schedule availability.

+Screenings will take place at the official festival venue, including, but not limited to: Christian Life Assembly Church, Camp Hill, PA or other screenings venues throughout the 2020 season.

+The Festival reserves the right to use images from selected films for announcement and marketing purposes in print, video and on social media for current year's festival and any future festivals as deemed fit.


The last of the submission notifications will be sent via email on or before September 1st, 2020.

You also give HDFF full permission to download a digital copy of your video as well as playing it during the festival week via projector and online and additional screenings HDFF may have.

Reserves the right to reject any submissions.

Not all films will be screened unfortunately, but all that do will receive a official selection Laurel.

Award Nominated films will get screening preference and HDFF will do it's best to screen all nominated films during the festival run.

Overall Rating
  • wonderful job done with team

    October 2021
  • Fantastic festival with great films. Will submit new film in the future. Thank you!

    March 2021
  • Andreas Kranzler

    Great Festival and super friendly and helpful communication. It had to move online like all other festivals during Covid but communication from the festival was really good. Very honoured to have received the "Most Creative Music Video" award.

    February 2021
  • Such a wonderful job by Mark Bleyker and his team at Hollywood Divine. Although the pandemic kept it from being live, the staff at HDIFF did such a great job in keeping us informed and up to date. Communication was excellent. When I had questions, Mark responded immediately. His answers were thorough and helpful. Was blessed that our short film SORRY won several awards and was given the additional bonus by HDIFF streaming our films on RedeemTV. Pray one day to meet this staff in person. In the meantime, so thankful for their kindness as well as their professionalism. Blessings upon them.

    October 2020
  • We want to thank everybody for awarding our film “Otto Neururer – Hope through Darkness” with “Best Picture Feature Film” and the “Out of the Box Film” for the most challenging/thought provoking/most original film.
    Our compliments go to the other award winners and nominees as well… it was a pleasure to see so many extraordinary films in this 2020 edition!!!

    I would like to mention that I am not a sort of convert or someone who enters churches all the time – far from that! Our film “Otto Neururer” is just sending a strong message of human behavior in extremely difficult times without being overly didactic. Why do I say that? Because I want to encourage film makers to send their works even if they are not at a first look classical faith or Christian films… there might be some surprise.

    Last but not least: due to COVID-19 I could not attend the film festival physically… but the whole film festival team still made everything possible happen to promote independent quality film making throughout the world!

    October 2020