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Distribution Rules


There are no submission restrictions on your films. This includes your films premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online. Films and videos can be from any year. We want to award films on their merit, regardless of year of production.

All entries must be postmarked by March 21, 2019. Entries received after this date cannot be considered.

You may have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories. However, each entry and submission category must have its own submission fee. Entry Fees are in $USD.

Submission in any language other than English must have subtitles in English.

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox with a secure online screener. DVDs will NOT be accepted, keep the planet green! .

Each accepted film must be submitted in 1080p and mp4 format.

Short films are up to 39 minutes.

Medium length films minimum 40 to 59 minutes.

Feature films minimum 60 minutes.

Experimental and Music Video up to 9 minutes.

Press kits are not required initially.

Note that if you are competing in festivals that require you not to show your film online you can ask us later on to remove it or to make it available with a password only.

By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the music rights.

All decisions made by judges, programmers and organizers will be final, and NO REFUND of entry fee will be permitted.

Submission Waivers will not be granted.

The Hollywood Extraordinary Film Awards is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 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 Competition reserves the right to refuse entries. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Hollywood Extraordinary Film Awards 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.


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