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 to 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 Festival which has grown to be one of the largest and well respected festivals. This is our 4th Annual event which will be filled with special events, seminars, symposiums celebrities, parties and of course top-notch screenings and screenplays. It will be done with beauty, pageantry, and professionalism. And it is in Vegas Baby!!!!
Award winners receive their awards at our gala black tie Star Studded and Industry Rich Award Show and Dinner and at our Writers Award show and Dinner. Cash prizes, production packages, software and more will be given.
Every accepted submitting filmmaker in attendance receives an incredible Goodie Bag and Free Passes to all Film Events and Free Drink and Dinner Mixers, Symposiums, Interviews and lots more.

Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers Event will be doing interviews of attending filmmakers and give them to you for free or post them on our site. These interviews are great promotional pieces for your website, film, video, short, script.
Did we mention that HDIFF has a film market with some of the most reputable distributors in the business . The market will be open to all accepted filmmakers.
The Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers Event is THE festival to submit to and grow with. Come join us to make your film making and writing dreams come true. See you in VEGAS BABY!!!!
Please 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.

HDIFF Winners receive prize packages in every category that include Free HDIFF Ticket Packages, Cash or Sponsor Packages from companies like Write Bros, Pond5, Boris FX, Quick Film Budget, Stella Adler, Professional Training Scholarships and Equipment Rental Packages. In addition ALL HDIFF Division Winners Receive beautiful Awards at the Star and Industry Packed Black Tie Dinner and Award Show. Participation in the HDIFF Award Show is not necessary to win. Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar This prize is shared with other categories.

We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary. Shorts will play prior to a feature or in a shorts program. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.
All entries will be judged on content, creativity, imagery, story and skill of the filmmaker. Productions produced from 2011 to July 2020 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blue Rays are accepted for submission and for consideration by the Selection Committee. Accepted films must be exhibited on DVD or Blue-Ray and a MPEG4 film file is required as well. Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images. If the required screening MPEG4 files and screening discs are not received by the deadline date of 7.5.2020 the film will be pulled and disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS. It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure the AOF MegaFest has the REQUIRED screening materials by the due date.
All Accepted Films must be submitted on MPEG4 and DVD (NTSC Region 1) or Blu-Ray (Region 1) for Exhibition. 2 Copies will be required.
We will NOT accept online Films for exhibition screening.
Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
PAL system is NOT accepted.
Each entry must be submitted separately.
All entries must be sent to the HDIFF prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured. Videos, DVDs , Blue- Rays, MPEG4s, DCPs submitted will not be returned. If Submitting DCP, back-up Discs are still required. Screening times are dependent upon receipt of the screeners (MPEG4 and DVD or Blue ray. )

Films and Screenplays SELECTED for the HDIFF will be announced no later than July 15, 2020 (exceptions may be made if deemed necessary by THE HDIFF).

Every Entry must include an Electronic Press Kit and Downloadable Trailer and trailer link.

All presentation materials (posters, post cards, goody bag promos) and screening discs, MPEG4s, DCPs for the Hollywood Dreams Film Festival must arrive at the AOF Offices no later than July 5, 2019. If screening files and screening discs are not received by this date the film will be pulled.

ALL ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS MUST provide MPEG4 film File (due 7.5.20) and 2 Screening DVDs (NTSC Region 1) or 2 Blu-Rays for exhibition (due 7.5.20). We do not screen Filmfreeway uploads.
If sending DCP, Please Note that the Theater charges the filmmaker an Ingestion Fee. If sending a DCP we will still require 2 back up DVDs or Blu-Rays.
DCPS must be logged out, signed for and picked up after your screening. WE DO NOT RETURN/SHIP screening materials (DVDs, MPEG4s, Blu-Rays or DCPs) or promo materials (posters, postcards, goody bag items).
PAL Formatted discs will not be accepted.
We will NOT accept online screeners for exhibition purposes.
Screeners must be free of ghost images/logos or other images.
Please notify us by email of any address changes.
Failure to provide screening materials will result in disqualification and the film being pulled from screening.
Please note The HDIFF will NOT return or ship materials back to the submitter once the festival has commenced (this includes DVDs, Blu-Rays , DCPs, posters, postcards or promo materials)
All entries should be mailed to:
Hollywood Dreams Film Festival
3540 W. Sahara Ave. #283
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Make all checks and money orders payable to: EFC
All accepted filmmakers, who have submitted/mailed in all necessary materials and Screeners, will be placed on the AOF MegaFest Website before the event. 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.

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 log line required on the application form.
Entries lacking a log line 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 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 7.1.2020

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.

Overall Rating
  • Matt DeGennaro

    I have submitted to Hollywood Dreams Film Fest and Writers Competition all 3 years and just submitted to their 2020 festival. The festival is run by  Del and Theresa who care deeply about their creators (writers and filmmakers). You can see that they put their hearts and $$$$ into this festival which is now part of The AOF MegaFest. I attended screenings, seminars, and writing events for free.  I also attended the award shows (written-word and film). The food was great. They rented the room, put a stage in, had lighting and AV set-up and transformed the restaurant into a welcoming room. The entertainment was also top-notch and included songs performed by former Phantom of the Opera Lead (Larry Wayne Morbitt). As with all things that grow, there will be challenges and hiccups. They screen 500 + films (NOT 40 like most festivals) so there is bound to be issues. Del, Theresa and their volunteers did their best to accommodate and fix the problems. Overall the festival is one that I will continue to submit to and highly recommend that you do so as well. 

    January 2020
  • Amy McCorkle

    Hollywood Dreams is held concurrently with AOF Megafest. These festivals change lives. Including mine. I first attended in 2016 as the years have progressed I have utilized the opportunities they have provided to make many films but most recently thanks to AOF and Hollywood Dreams I was able to make my dream project, Letters to Daniel with other filmmakers I met at AOF and HDIFF and I finally signed a contract with a manager who was in attendance last year.

    Hollywood Dreams is a place where you and your work are celebrated and you welcomed into a very large and loving family. Because that is what AOF and Hollywood Dreams are all about.

    December 2019
  • Jan Kubenka

    AOF /Action on Film/ and Hollywood Dreams film festivals are just amazing. Organizers Del Weston and Theresa are great. I love the incredible guest speakers they invite every year. Lot of talents gather in Las Vegas for AOF. Great seminars, networking, films,....
    I highly recommend AOF to anyone. For sure I’ll be there next year.

    November 2019
  • Shyina Crayton

    The Megafest is a great place to network and have a great time with like minded people.

    October 2019
  • The word I’d best use to describe both AOF and Hollywood Dreams is disappointing. I was very excited to be accepted to both of these festivals but that excitement was quickly extinguished upon arrival at the event.

    The good - the theatre is great and it is wonderful to see your film on a big multiplex screen like the ones at the Brenden.

    Unfortunately, the projectionist was having issues during our block - our beautiful sharp cinematography was out of focus - really evident after they restarted our film. See the first time through it was playing with another film’s soundtrack simultaneously (something in Turkish? Iranian? Not sure but definitely not ours!) the whole block was plagued with these issues and with multiple starts and restarts went very long. No talkback/Q&A we’re scheduled which is a shame since so many of the filmmakers were in attendance.

    Also was disappointed to discover that being accepted into two festivals didn’t mean two screenings. Just an opportunity to spend twice as much on overpriced awards ceremony dinners. (We will return to that)

    I’ll admit, as we talked to other filmmakers in attendance, it was clear we were among the lucky ones - plagued as it was at least it went off at the time and in the theater it was originally scheduled for - most of the screenings earlier in the week were moved or cancelled without warning leaving filmmakers and their guests disappointed. Yes they were rescheduled but that didn’t matter to those who’s out of town guests were only there to support them and were not able to extend their stays.

    I did see films I enjoyed. But I never knew in advance what I was going to see! The programs were rarely what had been posted but with so many films on so many screens there was always something to see - planned or not!

    In speaking to some of the filmmakers in attendance who had been there in previous years, I heard repeatedly that they thought it just grew too fast. That there had been problems in the past but they had exploded this year - and they placed the blame on the mega part of the fest; i believe having gone from three to ten fests being held simultaneously under one roof. I’m sure that was a factor.

    I didn’t see much of Del or Theresa - when I did they were lovely and helpful, but they were pulled pretty thin. The volunteers were great - I’m sure they were under a lot of stress but they were always pleasant,polite, doing what they could but unfortunately they often just didn’t know the answers or have the solutions because it kept changing.

    And awards dinner. I’ve seen others write about the overpriced Chinese buffet. They didn’t announce the nominees for HD until the day of the ceremony, by the time they did we had decided to go to a show and out for a nice dinner instead. REALLY glad we did! The next night at the same venue with the same menu for the AOF Awards was more than enough. Over $200 per person for Chinese food and it’s a cash bar? I really do think that was the last straw. At that price you can’t include wine and beer? A champagne toast? We are at a five star restaurant with a bottle of wine the night before and it was much less than that.

    The event went LONG. I had a 6:30am flight so ducked out around midnight. I heard that it went til after 2am - and they didn’t announce all the winners. (Skipped a whole page) still don’t know who won the category my Actress was nominated in - no response to inquiries.

    I don’t plan to return - the expense of traveling to Vegas, hotel, cars and their events not a good return on my money. As an indie filmmaker on a budget that money could have been better spent on entrance fees to dozens of other festivals - or to start making next shoot.

    September 2019