Another Hole in the Head (17)

Another Hole in the Head


04 Mar 2020
Call for entries

29 Feb 2020
Early deadline

31 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

25 Sep 2020
Late deadline

15 Oct 2020
Festival closed

31 Oct 2020
Notification date

29 Nov 2020
13 Dec 2020


Post st,  94115, San francisco , San francisco, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 59'<
Feature film festival >60' 110'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  59'<
 Feature Films  >60' 110'<
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Festival start: 29 November 2020      Festival end: 13 December 2020

Our 17th Another Hole in the Head Film Festival will run November 29th through December 13th 2020, at New People Cinema in San Francisco.

With this festival, we seek broader horizons than our original genre designation allowed. All styles of independent film are welcome to compete. Whether it's a major production from a professional company, a student film, or a micro-budget labor of love, we are committed to giving each film due consideration.

We are located in a very receptive town for film, and we've built a passionate following over the years. 2020 will mark our 17th year among the most highly rated festivals in the world, and we're still growing!

San Francisco is the second largest film market in the country and a great promotional platform for indie filmmakers who are trying to get their film out into the world. Many films that screen at our festival spark the attention of other film festivals and film brokers/buyers. In addition, the films and the festival are reviewed by some of the top players in the industry, such as Variety, The San Francisco Chronicle, Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting, Twitch, and Way Too Indie, just to name a few.

Our "theatrical home" is New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown. A 143-seat underground venue located in the New People Building, the Cinema is equipped with cutting-edge HD digital projection, 35mm film projection and a THX®-certified sound system. New People Cinema hosts many local film festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, CAAMFest, Green Film Festival, and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco.


*Audience Awards:
Best Film of the Fest
Best US Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Local Film
Best Student Film
Best Action/Adventure Film
Best Animated Film
Best Art/Experimental Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Crime Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama Film
Best Fan Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Mystery/Noir Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Thriller/Suspense Film
Best Western Film

* When there are a sufficient number of features and shorts in a category, one of each will receive an award.

Staff Awards:
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Trailer (entries limited to films screening in the festival)

Only online screeners will be considered for short films. Any questions or other correspondence regarding short film submissions should be addressed to Romany Adams (

Feature film screeners in the form of DVD, Blu-ray, and USB drive may be accepted for consideration with prior permission from the Festival Producers [George Kaskanlian Jr. (415-793-6868) or Eric Ringer (].

LEGAL STUFF: Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the Festival to use the work for exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to the festival; that the festival will handle any prints and drives with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping, preview, or screening, and also that the Festival is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from the Festival. The festival will never publish your film online under any circumstances.



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