Call for Entries – Submit Your Film
HIFF 2013 CALL FOR ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.
Welcome filmmakers! This year’s festival will take place October 10-20, 2013 at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters on Oahu. We have outlined the categories, deadlines and fees for this year below. Before you begin to enter your film, download the 2013 Rules and Regulations for exact requirements by clicking on the link below. Notification of film acceptance status will be announced approximately by mid-September 2013. This year there is a $15 or $10 fee for films submitted in the MADE IN HAWAII category.
Final Deadline: July 15, 2013 (extended deadline for students under 18 only: August 1)
APPLY ONLINE THROUGH WITHOUTABOX
HIFF is a partner with Withoutabox, the online film festival submission service. Withoutabox is free and allows filmmakers to complete a single application and submit to almost 3,000 film festivals around the world! Discounted entry fees are also available through Withoutabox.
|(60+ minutes)||(up to 59 minutes)|
|Narrative Feature||Narrative Short||Pacific Showcase Feature*||Hawaii Narrative Feature|
|Documentary Feature||Documentary Short||Pacific Showcase Short*||Hawaii Documentary Feature|
|New American Filmmaker Feature**||New American Filmmaker Short**||Hawaii Short|
|EuroCinema Hawaii***||Student Under 18|
* Entries in the Pacific Showcase categories must be made by FIRST PEOPLES from the Pacific Rim, specifically, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania and Australasia.
** Entries in the New American Filmmaker categories must include an American immigrant as one of either the main production crew or cast.
*** EuroCinema Hawaii entries must have been produced in one or more European Union countries.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES
Underlined prices below indicate non-Withoutabox submission fee.
|2013 Deadline||Features||Shorts||Pacific Showcase Features/Shorts||Hawaii Features/Shorts||Students Under 18|
|Jan 1 – March 1||$40.00||$30.00||$40.00 / $30.00||$15.00 / $10.00 WAB||Free|
|$30.00 WAB||$20.00 WAB||$30.00 / $20.00 WAB|
|March 2 – May 1||$50.00||$40.00||$40.00 / $30.00||$15.00 / $10.00 WAB||Free|
|$40.00 WAB||$30.00 WAB||$30.00 / $20.00 WAB|
|May 2 – June 1||$60.00||$50.00||$40.00 / $30.00||$15.00 / $10.00 WAB||Free|
|$50.00 WAB||$40.00 WAB||$30.00 / $20.00 WAB|
|June 2 – July 15||$70.00||$60.00||$40.00 / $30.00||$15.00 / $10.00 WAB||Free|
|$70.00 WAB||$60.00 WAB||$30.00 / $20.00 WAB|
|July 16 – August 1||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Free|
All film entries must be postmarked by a final deadline of July 15, 2013 to qualify for this year’s festival. The student (under 18 years of age) category deadline is on August 1, 2013, and will not be charged a submission fee (Hawaii residents only). Please see the Rules and Regulations guide for more information.
MAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO:
Hawaii International Film Festival
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96817 USA
Attn: Programming Department
Include your screener DVD (the DVD sent must be Region 1 NTSC) in a bubble pack envelope, with the actual DVD clearly labeled with your contact information and the Withoutabox number (looks like: 13-WAB-0000-FNAR). Preview DVDs and submitted press materials will not be returned.
LUXURY ROW PRESENTS EUROCINEMA HAWAI’I 2013
All films of European origin are qualified for consideration in EuroCinema Hawai’i 2013 — a “festival within the festival” celebrating the best of European films through the EuroCinema Hawai’i Awards Gala.
Founded and incorporated in 2009, EuroCinema Hawai’i is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Europe and Hawaii and providing scholarships for film students. In 2011 our internationally recognized jury awarded Tiffany designed trophies in six categories: Best Actor, Peter Mullan for United Kingdom / Ireland’s “Tyrannosaur”; Best Actress, Tilda Swinton for United Kingdom’s “We Need To Talk About Kevin”; Best Director, Lynne Ramsay for United Kingdom’s “We Need To Talk About Kevin”; Best Rising Star went to Gregg Sulkin; Best Student Film “Pa’ahana”; directed by Lana Dang; and the Princess Alliata di Montereale Award for Best Film which was given to the United Kingdom’s “We Need To Talk About Kevin.”
A separate $3000 cash prize for the EuroCinema Hawai’i Best Student Film is awarded to nominees selected from submissions from the state of Hawaii by qualified students. Shorts, documentaries, and features by student filmmakers will be considered.
To compete for this award, the filmmaker must meet all three qualifications:
- The filmmaker must be a current Hawaii resident.
- The filmmaker must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institute.
- The film must be between 5 to 10 minutes in length.
All HIFF rules, regulations and fees for submissions apply for EuroCinema Hawai’i submissions.
See www.eurocinemahawaii.org for details and complete coverage of our 2012 Awards Gala.
NEED MORE INFORMATION OR HELP?
Contact the programming staff with any questions.
Tel: (808) 792-1577 x7