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Documentary Feature Films

DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES:

November 15, 2016
Regular
WAB Discount
EarlyBird Deadline
Documentary Feature (60 min or over)
Documentary Short (under 60 min)
Standard Fee
$50.00
$40.00
$45.00
$35.00
February 1, 2017
Regular
WAB Discount
Regular Deadline
Documentary Feature (60 min or over)
Documentary Short (under 60 min)
Standard Fee
$55.00
$45.00
$50.00
$40.00
March 20, 2017
Regular
WAB Discount
Late Deadline
Documentary Feature (60 min or over)
Documentary Short (under 60 min)
Standard Fee
$60.00
$50.00
$55.00
$45.00
April 10, 2017
Regular
WAB Discount
WAB Extended Deadline
Documentary Feature (60 min or over)
Documentary Short (under 60 min)
Standard Fee
$80.00
$70.00
$65.00
$55.00

NOTIFICATION DATE
on or about April 20, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: From 45 minutes to 180 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2008

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

JUDGING COPY FORMATS

DVD Video
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
Region 0
Region 1
Analog Video
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
VHS

JUDGING COPY LANGUAGES

Subtitled
Dubbed
Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS

DVD Video
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
Region 0
Region 1
Digital Video
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
DigiBeta
Analog Video
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
BetaSP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES

Subtitled
Dubbed
Dialog List
English

To submit online with credit card, check or money order:

To Submit by check or money order:
Make check or money order payable to “HIFF” or “Hoboken International Film Festival”
Village Hall
18 Church Street P.O. Box 7
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925

Terms & Conditions

All applicants submitting to HIFF, must agree to the following:

My entry is a screenplay or a feature film, short film, documentary film or TV pilot entered for judging on DVD or Blu-Ray. If my entry is selected for Festival screening at HIFF, I agree to rush a DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray (NTSC). I hold the Hoboken International Film Festival harmless from damage to the DVD/Blu-Ray en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the DVD/Blu-Ray. I agree that if I want my exhibition DVD/Blu-Ray returned to me, I must pay for the shipping costs in the manner defined in HIFF’s General Rules.
 
I also agree to the following terms: 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 and/or hotel accommodations 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 and/or hotel accommodations.
 
I also agree that HIFF has the absolute, unconditioned right to screen any film or project that I submit to HIFF.
 
HIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition during the Festival for promotional purposes and at the gala awards ceremony.
 
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 Hoboken International Film Festival 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.
 
By submitting my film or screenplay to HIFF, I agree that I have read all of the instructions, rules and regulations set forth about HIFF, including but not limited to the General Rules, and that I fully understand them and agree to abide by their terms and conditions.

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