The HIP•HOP•TV®Film Festival is an idea whose time has come. This festival is a unique cultural event that brings people together to watch creative stories centered around The world of Hip Hop . The massive rise of Hip Hop has inspired professional filmmakers to produce films that will feature stories on the stage, dance floor and beyond. With the new TV network HIP•HOP•TV® film makers will have an opportunity to flourish beyond the festival, and can be seen immediately on HIP•HOP•TV® . The HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival provides that. Its simple, submit your film and be seen on HIP•HOP•TV® We won’t judge you, but the Hip Hop world will on HIP•HOP•TV®
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Performance
- Best International Feature
- Best American Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short of the Festival
- Best SHORT DOCUMENTARY
- Best VIEWERS CHOICE
- Best SHORT NARRATIVE
- Best FEATURE NARRATIVE
- Best FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
- Best EXPERIMENTAL
- Best TV SHOW OR WEBISODE
- Best STAGE PLAY OR MUSICAL
- Best TV SCRIPT
- Best FILM SCREENPLAY
- Best Foriegn Short Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Music Video
1. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener ONLY. We do not accept films sent over by DVD.
We do not accept subsequent cuts or more complete versions of submitted films, therefore changing or updating the originally submitted link is not accepted. Only one version of the film will be reviewed by programmers.
2. Submission Eligibility
- All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2019.
- There is no premiere policy for any films and music videos.
- Work-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
3. Submission Fee
All submissions for HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival are to be paid through FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable.
4. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values.
- Independent nature of the production.
HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival endeavors to complete all selection procedures by Monday August 2020 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time..
6. Festival Screenings - for selected films ONLY
Selected films MUST provide a Blu-Ray DVD in order to be screened at the HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival, as well as a backup Blu-ray. The film title MUST be clearly labeled on the Blu-ray. All foreign language films MUST contain English subtitles files.
7. Promotion - for selected films ONLY
Selected films must acknowledge that HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival reserves the right to promote the films on HIP•HOP•TV® Film Festival website and social media using both images and video that you provide. HIP•HOP•TV® has the right to play the DVD on the HIP•HOP•TV® channel during its Film Festival Fridays TV segment.
8. Festival Awards
Jury prizes for Feature Films: Film of the Festival, Best American Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Documentary and the Discovery Award and others TBA