The 2022 Edition is in honor of Del Weston- Founder/Director of the MegaFest Festivals.
The Hollywood Dreams Film Fest will be an ONLINE screening event honoring the top selected creators.
The Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers Event is dedicated to the movement, the language, and the power of Film, Video, and the Written Word. Film is a powerful tool that crosses all boundaries and languages and connects people universally. It is through film that cultures can be united and HDIFF is at the forefront of helping this happen. HDIFF is run by filmmakers and writers for filmmakers and writers.
HDIFF believes that diversity is what makes a festival complete. We embrace and honor filmmakers and writers of ALL genres, budgets, backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and ages. In short, we want to celebrate it all. Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Comedy, Animation, Horror, and Family films will all have a home at Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers Event.
HDIFF is the sister festival to the long-running Action on Film MegaFest. This is our 6th Annual event. It is an Online event.
Selected projects move on to compete for finalist status and for online screening times. Also note, due to the high level of abuse and bad behavior by waived submitters in the past years, our festival will no longer offer fee waivers. Please do not ask.
Selected Top Finalists will be given online screenings.
Digital Certificates / or Trophy
We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary. All genres are welcome. Top Selected Finalists will be given online screenings. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.
Our judging follows the same rounds as FilmFreeway:
Selection (does not guarantee screening)
Finalist (eligible for screening-does not mean nominated)
All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced from 2011 to April 2022 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted (must be labeled work in progress and final version must not be longer than the original submission).
Only Online screeners are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. Accepted films must be exhibited on MP4 or H264 film file. Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
Film files must be sent via Electronic transfer by the deadline date of 5.15. 2022 NO EXCEPTIONS. It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure the AOF MegaFest has the REQUIRED screening materials by the due date.
Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
Each entry must be submitted separately.
Films and Screenplays SELECTED for the HDIFF will be announced no later than 7.15 2022 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by THE HDIFF).
All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Submitting filmmakers acknowledge they have the legal right to exhibit the film and the collateral/promo materials at the HDIFF and AOFMegaFest.
The Hollywood Dreams International Film festival under the Action On Film MegaFest International Film Festivals is hereby granted the right to utilize footage and promotional materials supplied by the submitting agent from any film submitted and accepted film, video, or project for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. All accepted filmmakers agree that the HDIFF a part of the AOFMegaFest Film Festival may use footage from their projects in order to promote the festival, their film, or the AOF Event via print, web, and broadcast television. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless HDIFF/Action On Film/MegaFest International Film Festivals, its vendors, sponsors, and supporters from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
No refunds will be given for submission fees.
Written Word Submission Rules
We are currently accepting written word submissions for features, shorts, short shorts, scenes, poetry, and prose.
All genres are welcome.
One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.
The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).
Only one copy, draft, or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.
Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.
Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.
Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.
Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as 2 different entries.
Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.
Multi-part scripts should be submitted separately. Each part submitted as a separate, stand-alone screenplay.
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or un-produced.
Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the logline required on the application form.
Entries lacking a logline or genre on the application form will be disqualified.
If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" button should be noted in the logline.
Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.
The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.
All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of 7.1.2022
Nominees/Winners will be announced at the Writers Award Show and Dinner. We do not ship Awards.
Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.