HARD:LINE International Film Festival (7)



Deadlines

01 Mar 2019
Call for entries

30 Jun 2019
Standard deadline

20 Jul 2019
Late deadline

20 Jul 2019
Final deadline

4
mths

06 Aug 2019
Notification date

25 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019

Address

Am Protzenweiher 1,  93059, Regensburg, Bavaria , Germany


Festival description
Short Films >2' 25'<
Feature Films >70' 150'<


 qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English
German


For films that are in languages other than English, we require English subtitles.

Festival start: 25 September 2019      Festival end: 29 September 2019

HARD:LINE International Film Festival aims to present the various faces of extreme cinema.

The question as to what is meant by the term “extreme” can be understood by looking at the content of our wide selection of fantastic films. “Extreme” is often defined by an explicit splatter aesthetic but it can also be represented by unusual story-telling methods or an exotic visual language. Thus, we are currently in the process of meticulously selecting such examples that could be important in the future of the genre. We have not set any boundaries in our search and whether a film is a pearl of the independent scene, fun splatter or no-brainer, H:LIFF loves special films!

HARD:LINE International Film Festival is no warehouse festival where the priority is to show as many films as possible but rather concentrates on presenting a few glowing examples of everything that extreme film can be.

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THANK YOU FOR BEING A FILMMAKER!

You and your work are the only reason we exist!

We are primarily an audience-driven festival that focuses on entertaining the festival attendees which is why we have dispensed with an elaborate jury process and have instead left it up to the festival goers to decide what they find interesting and exciting. Every film has the chance of becoming the festival favourite except for the film that runs during our final night. This film is shown after a concert and followed by a party. The final night is all about fun for everyone.

Yet we do know how important a professional point of view may be for you as a filmmaker. This is why an international jury will judge your short films in order to hand out the Silver Melies Award of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF). Please note that the submissions for the short film section need to be European productions. The winner will be nominated for the best European short, awarded by the Federation itself. Therefore, your short film must not be awarded at another Melies D’Argent competition. If so, you cannot be awarded at H:LIFFF.

Awards:
- Audience's Darling of H:LIFF
- Melies D’Argent Award

Special Selections:
- Directors Spotlight
- Opening Night
- Closing Night (Out of competition)

H:LIFF is an annual festival held in Regensburg, Germany. The festival is dedicated to exploring and celebrating extreme cinema. This term means that we are strictly focused on horror, thriller and science-fiction. The festival concentrates on presenting a few glowing examples of everything that extreme film can be.

I. GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS
a) Your film must be a genre flick (more precisely: horror, thriller or sci-fi).
b) We only screen feature films (no documentaries).
c) For films in languages others than English, we require English subtitles.
d) Submitted films should have been produced within the last two years.
e) Films must not have been publicly screened in Germany previously.
f) The submitting person must have the permission of the right owner to submit.
g) All rights (music, based on, etc) are clarified by the filmmaker.
h) As for the screening itself the movie should be available as BluRay, HD-Video-File or DCP.

Please note that submissions which are going against these simple rules will be rejected automatically.

II. THE SELECTION PROCESS
a) We will view all the submissions until the middle of July.
b) We will determine which titles we would like to present and will contact you should your submission be among the selections.
c) Thereafter we can negotiate the conditions for the screening.
d) By the end of August, every film should have been either accepted or rejected. In any case, you will hear back from us.

We are looking forward to your movie!


  

 
  

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