*The HBFF & Indi.com Competition was a success! Log on to http://indi.com/t/434D07E9 to check out the winners.*

 

Hollywood Black Film Festival Mobile Film Competition presented by indi.com

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), dubbed “The Black Sundance,” is an annual celebration of black cinema drawing together established and rising filmmakers, popular film and television stars, writers, industry executives, emerging artists and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. Together with Indi, we’re challenging you, the filmmaker, to create your best 3 minute film shot only with your mobile device (smart phone, iPad etc). The HBFF Jury will select the Judge’s Pick – and that filmmaker will have their short featured at the 2014 Hollywood Black Film Festival. There will be 3 cash prizes awarded in each category.  Grab this opportunity to shine without needing expensive equipment – there’s nothing holding you back! Pick up your mobile device and start shooting!!!!!

Four (4) competitions will be held during the challenge, beginning in January, 2014. Each competition will focus on a different topic and we encourage filmmakers to be creative and ‘think beyond the box’ by offering new perspectives, shifting the norm, and/or utilizing innovative approaches.


There is NO COST to enter.

 

THE FIRST CHALLENGE

SUPERHERO, SCI-FY or HORROR: Create a short, up to 3 min. long using your mobile device.  The story should include a superhero or be science fiction based or horror themed.

 

*The HBFF & Indi.com Competition was a success! Log on to http://indi.com/t/434D07E9 to check out the winners.*

 

DIRECTOR’S NOTE:

Create a short up to 3 min (credits do not count towards the time of the film.)

All films submitted must be original, newly created content.

All films submitted must include HBFF and indi.com in the credits or they will not be accepted.

All films submitted must have a Black writer and/or director, or be Black-themed to qualify.

Cash prize details: Winner receives $500. 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50.

Jury prize details: Winner receives a screening at the 2014 Hollywood Black Film Festival.

 

TIMEFRAME:

Series Schedule/Timeframes follow a pattern of the last Friday of the month for the end of each competition and 2 weeks for judging.

SUPERHERO, SCI-FY or HORROR

Submission Starts:  January 1, 2014

Extended Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Voting Starts:  Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2 PM PST

Voting Ends:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2 PM PST

 

HOW TO ENTER
Step 1: Register online at http://indi.com/t/434D07E9 (It takes seconds); Use HBFF1234 as your password
Step 2:  Log into your email and confirm after you get the confirmation email from indi.com
Step 3:  Upload your video. If you experience technical difficulties, please email submissions@indi.com.

*The HBFF & Indi.com Competition was a success! Log on to http://indi.com/t/434D07E9 to check out the winners.*