Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards (0)


01 Mar 2017
Call for entries

08 Mar 2017
Early deadline

13 Mar 2017
Standard deadline

20 Mar 2017
Late deadline

24 Mar 2017
Festival closed

31 Mar 2017
Notification date

01 Mar 2017
25 Mar 2017


7083 Hollywood Blvd,  90028, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >31'

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  30'<
 Feature Films  >31'
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Festival start: 01 March 2017      Festival end: 25 March 2017

We heartily welcome you to the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards!

Now, accepting submission for March 2017 festival. Winners will be announced on March 31, 2017.

An exclusive Documentary Monthly Film Festival with a Yearly Red Carpet Interviews, Live Screening and Award Ceremony at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.

Out of all our monthly winners, every month ONE documentary will be selected as "Best Of the Month" and will be awarded HIIDA Trophy during our yearly festival award ceremony.

Winners from Dec 2016 to Dec 2017 will be invited to attend the Mega Red Carpet HIIDA Event which will be held on March 24, 2018.

All winning filmmakers throughout the year will come under one roof to celebrate their wins!

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

Each and every documentary subject / stories is so unique, hence our entries will not compete against each other. They will be judged on the Merit of the film.

We at HIIDA value the effort documentary filmmakers put into bringing the film together, be it subject / location or funding / distribution. HIIDA's goal is to promote and recognize documentary filmmakers from around the world.

Upcoming festival live event
Date: March 24, 2018
Raleigh Studios Hollywood
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Each month ONE "Best of the month" winner wins HIIDA trophy.

Rules & Eligibility

1. Short Docs must be under 30 minutes and Features should be at least 30 mins or more.

2. All foreign Submissions must be subtitled.

3. One film can be entered in multiple categories.

4. Online screeners, and posters are mandatory and must be uploaded in Festhome site.

5. HIIDA does not download your film or make it available online.

We believe every department works hard in making a film, hence, we have many categories.

Main Categories Additional Technical Categories
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Documentary (Student)
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Documentary (Student)
Best short Foreign Documentary
Best Feature Foreign Documentary

Talent on camera (Documentary)
Narration (Documentary)
Cinematographer (Documentary)
Writer (Documentary)
Editor (Documentary)
Story (Documentary)
Music/Best Score (Documentary)
Director (Documentary)
Producer (Documentary)
Women Filmmakers (Documentary)
Young Filmmaker - 17 and younger (Documentary)



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