HARD:LINE International Film Festival aims to present all the various faces of extreme cinema.
The question as to what is meant by the term “extreme” can be understood by looking at the content of our wide selection of fantastic films. “Extreme” is often defined by an explicit splatter aesthetic but it can also be represented by unusual story-telling methods or an exotic visual language. Thus we are currently in the process of meticulously selecting fifteen such examples that could be important in the future of the genre. We have not set any boundaries in our search and whether a film is a pearl of the independent scene, fun splatter or no-brainer, H:LIFF loves special films!
HARD:LINE International Film Festival is no warehouse festival where the priority is to show as many films as possible but rather concentrates on presenting a few glowing examples of everything that extreme film can be.
THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE A FILMMAKER!
You and your work are the only reason why we exist!
We are a pure audience-driven festival that focuses on entertaining our guests which is why we have dispensed with an elaborate jury process and have instead left it up to the festival goers to decide what they find interesting and exciting. Every film has the chance of becoming the festival favorite except for the film that runs during our final night. This film is shown after a concert and followed by a party in a public space. The final night is all about fun for all.
- Audience's Darling
- Opening Night
- Closing Night (Out of competition)
H:LIFF is an annual festival held in Regensburg, Germany. The festival is dedicated to exploring and celebrating extreme cinema. This term means that we are strictly focused on horror, thriller and science-fiction. The festival concentrates on presenting a few glowing examples of everything that extreme film can be.
I. GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS
a) We are focused on films with a minimum running time of 60 minutes (no shorts).
b) Your film must be a genre flick (more precisely: horror, thriller or sci-fy).
c) We only screen feature films (no documentaries).
d) For films in languages others than English, we require English subtitles.
e) Submitted films should have been produced within the last four years.
f) Films must not have publicly screened in Germany (except festival screenings).
g) The submitting person must have the permission of the right owner to submit.
h) All rights (music, based on, etc) are clarified by the filmmaker.
I) As for the screening itself the movie should be available as BluRay or DCP.
Please note that submissions which are going against these simple rules will be rejected automatically.
II. THE SELECTION PROCESS
a) We view all the submissions until the middle of July at which point we write up a shortlist of about 20 favorites.
b) We determine which titles we would like to present and will contact you should your submission be among the selections. Thereafter we can negotiate the conditions for the screening.
c) By the end of August, every film should have been either accepted or rejected. In any case, you will hear back from us.
We are looking forward to your movie!