Hudson Valley International Film Festival

HVIFF

2nd edition

Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2017
Estimated
Monroe, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Hudson Valley International Film Festival is a lifestyle that celebrates an interactive and contemporary experience, which will inspire, challenge, and enlighten viewers and participants alike.

According to Fodor's Travel, The Hudson Valley is listed on the 25 places around the world to visit in 2015. With a rich historical background and breathtaking views, it's no wonder why Fodor's gave the nod to The Hudson Valley, located just north of New York City.

The newly renovated Monroe Arts & Civic Center, home of The Hudson Valley International Film Festival, is equipped with stadium style seating with three screens capable of displaying films, two theaters dedicated to filmmaker Q&A sessions and seminars, and an additional theater that will be utilized for events such as slam poetry and music.

Filmmakers are welcome to submit shorts, pilots, features, music videos, animation, one minute (and under) videos, and much more! The red carpet event will be sure to give a Hollywood feel to all participants.

The HVIFF is the haven for free thinkers, innovators, and pioneers of the arts community.


Awards & Prizes


Every film that is selected as a winner in the HVIFF will receive a plaque award under the category that had been awarded for. Some of our categories will be receive a cash prize along with a plaque.

Narrative Feature Films
60 minutes up to 120 minutes. This category includes a cash prize for the following: Best Feature ($1000); Best Director ($500). This category also awards Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography.

Narrative Short Films
Short films must be under 60 minutes. This category includes a cash prize for the following: Best Short Film ($500). This category also awards Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography.

Documentary Feature
Documentary features are over 60 minutes. This category includes a cash prize for the following: Best Feature Documentary ($500).

Documentary Short
Documentary shorts must be under 60 minutes. This category is a competition and will receive an award. A cash prize of $250 will be awarded to the winner.

Animated Short
Animated short films must be under 60 minutes.This category is a competition and will receive an award.

Animated Feature
Animated Feature films must be fictional and 60 minutes. This category includes a cash prize for the following: Best Animated Feature ($250).

TV Shows - TV Series Pilots
TV Pilots may include presentations or full-length pilots, and must be over 5 minutes, but no more than 60 minutes.This category is a competition and will receive an award.

Music Video
Music Videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 8 minutes. This category is a competition and will receive an award.
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Festival website www.hudsonvalleyinternationalfilmfestival.com

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 27, 2015

Early bird deadline: Mar 01, 2016
Regular deadline: May 30, 2016
Late deadline: Jul 04, 2016

Notification date: Jul 10, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 5.00 to 60.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 2,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Plaques
General rules 1) All films must have completed post production AFTER January 1, 2015.

2) Films must be in English or have English subtitles

3) HVIFF, does not require a World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry and are non-refundable.

6) Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail on or before July 15, 2016

7) Regarding shipping to HVIFF, the submitting filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping costs of submissions

8) Award recipients must be present to receive their cash prize. Prizes will not be mailed or available for pickup at a later time.

9) Best Narrative Feature Film must be accepted by the Director, Writer, Director of Photography, or Executive Producer.

10) All submitted entry materials will not be returned.

11) If accepted into HVIFF filmmakers will be required to send 3 bluray copies to the address listed for Hudson Valley International Film Festival. Hard copies will not be returned.

12) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry separately.

13) Fee waivers are limited in number to grant, but those granted a film submission fee waiver are not eligible to receive any cash prizes.

14) Anyone who submits a film understands they are in no way entitled to any of the ticket sales, concession sales, merchandise sales, and so forth made at the venue.

15) Films submitted may be spliced up by HVIFF staff to use for promotional purposes

16) Any films that may have already premiered within 30 miles of Monroe NY must have been nominated for, or received an award from a previous festival