RULES & REGULATIONS
All Non-English films must have English subtitles.
The depiction of animal abuse or animal violence, whether real, simulated or implied, is not accepted. Any films/videos with content of this kind will be automatically disqualified and no refund of entry fees will be given.
By entering your film/video into the festival, you give Headline International Film Festival the right to use related material from the film for promotional purposes, unless informed otherwise by the entrant.
If your film/video is selected for the festival, you allow Headline International Film Festival the right to upload a film still/poster and/or a promotional video clip/trailer online for promotional purposes, unless informed otherwise by the entrant.
All entry fees are non-refundable. Film/video entries will not be viewed without an entry fee payment and will be disqualified from competition.
No fee waivers.
Upon entering your film/video into the festival, you are accepting sole responsibility of securing all permissions from the copyright owner(s) of all content and material within your film/video. Headline International Film Festival will not be held responsible for any unauthorized inclusion of any copyright or trademarked content or material within your film/video.
Film selection will be made by the Headline International Film Festival Committee. HIFF reserves the right to not award a winner in categories where significant quality entries have not been received.
After the selection process is complete, Headline International Film Festival will attempt to notify all entrants of their acceptance status, using the contact information provided on the entry form. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure all contact information given is current and correct.
All winning entrants will have their entry marked as "Accepted" and/or "Award Winner" on their FilmFreeway account. Please note this does not necessarily mean you film will be screened at our event as only the jury favorites from our category award winners will be screened at a chosen North American venue.
If your film has been selected to screen at our event, we will contact you directly with additional instructions.
HIFF reserves to right to update or modify these terms and policies without prior notice.
COMPETITION CATEGORIES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- NARRATIVE FILMS
- DOCUMENTARY FILMS
- STUDENT FILMS