We heartily welcome you to the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards!
Now, accepting submission for May 2017 festival. Winners of April will be announced on APRIL 30, 2017.
An exclusive Documentary Monthly Film Festival with a Yearly Red Carpet Interviews, Live Screening and Award Ceremony at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.
Out of all our monthly winners, every month ONE documentary will be selected as "Best Of the Month" and will be awarded HIIDA Trophy during our yearly festival award ceremony.
Winners from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017 will be invited to attend the Mega Red Carpet HIIDA Event which will be held on March 24, 2018.
All winning filmmakers throughout the year will come under one roof to celebrate their wins!
Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!
Each and every documentary subject / stories is so unique, hence our entries will not compete against each other. They will be judged on the Merit of the film.
We at HIIDA value the effort documentary filmmakers put into bringing the film together, be it subject / location or funding / distribution. HIIDA's goal is to promote and recognize documentary filmmakers from around the world.
Upcoming festival live event
Date: March 24, 2018
Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Awards & Prizes
We will have awards in the following categories. Each film has to be submitted to a category like short, feature or Foreign etc. in order to qualify for additional technical categories.
Documentary Short (Student)
Documentary Short Foreign
Documentary Feature Foreign
Talent on Camera
Young Filmmaker - 18 and younger
Winners will also be announced on our social media page and our website.
Rules & Terms
1. Short Docs must be under 40 minutes and Features should be at least 40 mins or more.
2. All foreign submissions must be subtitled.
3. One film can be entered in multiple categories. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.
4. Online screeners, and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded to your submission page.
5. HIIDA does not make your film available online.
Response from festival:
Hard copies certificates are given first to attending filmmakers, we do provide certificate pick up from our office and also mail them to filmmakers who request them in the timely manner. We shipped you your certificates and we know you have received them, cause you wrote us after you received the mail few weeks ago.
Please be advice that just by submitting to multiple categories doesn't mean you can win all of those categories. Some film wins all categories, some wins few like yours and some win non.
Thank you for choosing HIIDA, we are thrilled to call you a HIIDA winner.