Highlands Film Festival (0)


04 Mar 2018
Call for entries

25 Apr 2018
Early deadline

25 May 2018
Standard deadline

25 Jun 2018
Late deadline

28 Aug 2018
Festival closed

01 Oct 2018
Notification date

30 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018


470 Dillard Road,  28741, Highlands, North Carolina, United States

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >30' 200'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >30' 200'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 30 September 2018      Festival end: 30 September 2018

Highlands Film Festival first time brings a more diversified and pioneer film festival in the town of Highlands, where the idea is to excel creative independent film direction through diversity, innovation, and uniqueness to capture the series of movements and experiences in a single film. We help filmmakers across the world to build an audience for their projects and work to diversify the film industry.

HFF welcomes to the first year of celebrating independent films, the festival will be celebrating cinema from around the world and introduced the festival workshops as a way of teaching and inspiring the filmmakers of tomorrow. Movies features from shorts, documentaries to animation and foreign films to student films. These unique, creative and diverse films come from passionate, independent global filmmakers bringing novel ideas and varied art forms to the craft. The Annual Festival will include Red Carpet, Special World Premiere Shows, Audience Choice Awards and Award Ceremony and much more. Educational workshops will be presented by brilliant filmmakers. We are delighted to have you to be part of the grandeur of the beautiful Mountains. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to connect with the majestic of the town that is bringing filmmakers and creative artists from all genre.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Animation
Best Comedy

You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

1. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.

2. Short Film Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 2 extra minutes.

3.Feature films are 40 minutes in length or longer. Short films are under 40 minutes in length. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.

4. Films previously entered and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.

5. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the HFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. All films received, which meet our criteria, will be screened at the festival in our Distributed Cinemas.

6. In the event of a film being withdrawn, HFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

7. HFF will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to the submission. For more information and queries, contact us.

8. One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.

9. Student Filmmakers are encouraged to apply with their student identity to prevail occasional discounts.



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