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HIFF will select films, and award cash prizes, in numerous categories. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
|Best Feature Film||$1000.00|
|Best Director (Feature Film)||$500.00|
|Best Screenplay (Feature Film)||$500.00|
|Best Actor (Feature Film)||$500.00|
|Best Actress (Feature Film)||$500.00|
|Best Short Film||$500.00|
|Best TV Pilot||$250.00|
|Best Unproduced Screenplay||$500.00|
Payments can be made through Withoutabox by credit card (see “Submit Films & Screenplays” page), or by check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Hoboken International Film Festival” or “HIFF” and sent to 886 Belmont Ave, Suite C North Haledon, NJ 07508 Submission fees are non-refundable.
HIFF competition categories are open to United States and international entries. Feature films, short films, documentaries and TV pilots must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray for preview–NTSC only. Foreign language entries must have English language subtitles. Screenplays in the “Unproduced Screenplay” category must be submitted in English. Entries (excluding screenplays submitted in the “Unproduced Screenplay” category) must have been completed after January 1, 2017. Applicants may submit multiple entries.
Include contact information, with both an email address and phone number if possible, on all DVD, Blu-Ray and screenplay submissions. For DVD and Blu-Ray submissions, please submit in sturdy containers and/or bubble wrap to avoid damage. DVD, Blu-Ray and screenplay submissions will not be returned to the submitters.
Payments can be made through Withoutabox by credit card, or by check or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Hoboken International Film Festival” or “HIFF”. Checks and money orders should be sent to: Hoboken International Film Festival, 886 Belmont Ave, Suite C North Haledon, NJ 07508. Submission fees are non-refundable.
Notification of Official Selections will be made by April 20, 2017. All responses will be made by email
HIFF has the absolute, unconditioned right to screen any film or project submitted to HIFF.
Cash prizes are conditioned upon winners’ personal presence and acceptance at the festival’s Gala Awards Ceremony. The winner of the jury awards for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short Film, Best TV Pilot and the Audience Award Best of the Festival, must be personally accepted by the projects’ producer, director or executive producer in order to be eligible for the cash prizes. In order to receive any cash prize, the winner’s film must have been submitted with the appropriate submission fee; films submitted without their respective submission fees are not eligible for cash prizes, though they may win HIFF award(s) and are entitled to the trophies if they do win any HIFF award(s).
In the event that HIFF pays for airfare, hotel accommodations and/or ground transportation for any filmmakers and/or any individuals whatsoever and/or provides any free hiff tickets(beyond the two complementary passes given to filmmakers) for any filmmakers and/or any individuals whatsoever, those said filmmakers/individuals shall forfeit the right to receive any cash prize(s) in a monetary value up to an amount equal to HIFF’s payment of his/her airfare ,hotel accommodations and/or ground transportation and/or hiff tickets(beyond the two complementary passes given to filmmakers).
Officially selected films will not have their screening format (eg – DVD, Blu-Ray) returned unless the filmmaker pays for the shipping. In that event, the filmmaker must supply HIFF with pre-paid self-addressed packaging, or another form of payment agreed upon by HIFF.
Please see specific categories for more information. All filmmakers submitting projects must agree to HIFF’s – which are found on the Submit Films pages of this website (in each submission category) and are also found on WAB – and by submitting to HIFF, every filmmaker submitting automatically are bound by said HIFF Terms and Conditions.
To submit online with credit card, check or money order:
To Submit by check or money order: Make check or money order payable to “Hoboken International Film Festival” or “HIFF”
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To Submit by check or money order: Make check or money order payable to “Hoboken International Film Festival” or “HIFF”886 Belmont Ave, Suite C