Hudson Valley International Film Festival

"Not just an experience but a lifestyle"

General Rules  Terms

1) All films must have completed post production AFTER January 1, 2015. 

2) Films must be in English or have English subtitles.

3) HVIFF appreciates if you notify us that you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

5) Entry fees are in U.S. dollars per film and are non-refundable.

6) Submitting filmmakers will be notified by e-mail on or before July 15, 2016 of admittance to the festival.

7) Submitting filmmakers will be responsible for mailing/shipping costs of submissions. Submitted entry
materials will not be returned.

8) Award recipients must be present to receive their cash prize. Prizes will not be mailed or available for pickup at a later time.

9) Best Narrative Feature Film must be accepted by the Director, Writer, Director of Photography, or Executive Producer.

10) If accepted into HVIFF, filmmakers will be required to send 3 bluray copies to Hudson Valley International Film Festival, 105 Cromwell Hill Rd. Monroe, NY 10950. Hard copies will not be returned. 

11) A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry separately.

12) Fee waivers are limited. If granted an entry fee waiver, the film will not be eligible to receive any cash prizes.

13) Anyone submitting a film understands they are in no way entitled to any of the ticket sales, concession sales, merchandise sales, and so forth made at the venue.

14) Portions of films submitted to the festival may be used by HVIFF for promotional purposes.

15)  Any films that may have already premiered within 30 miles of Monroe NY must have been nominated for, or received an award from a previous festival.