How do I submit?
We accept films via FilmFreeway. You must submit officially to be considered. Vimeo screeners are preferred.
Do you accept works-in-progress?
We prefer not to receive works-in-progress. You may submit an unfinished film with notes on missing components, but new cuts are not guaranteed to be viewed after the film has been submitted.
What are the submission requirements?
Completed entry on FilmFreeway.
Digital screener - Vimeo link
What are the requirements to submit?
Films must have been completed in 2021 or 2022.
If selected, films must be available for projection in DCP.
All non-English-language films must have English subtitles.
Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees
You will only need a DCP if you are selected in the Official Program. You do not need to have a DCP for consideration.
For consideration, only a digital screener (Vimeo link) attached to your submission is required
When will I be notified about my submission?
HAFF notifies on a rolling basis so if you haven't heard from us, it means your film is still in consideration. Final notifications will go out in Feb 2023.
Do I need to submit a press kit or any other materials?
You will not need to submit a press kit, a DCP or photos unless you have been selected to screen in the Official Selection. The programming department will be directly in touch with materials requests.
The festival reserves the right to use all materials for promotional purposes and for the Festival Catalogue. During the Festival, selected films will be available in the digital video library, open exclusively to accredited film professionals’ journalists and festival organizations, through HAFF’s own closed-circuit server. By accepting to participate in HAFF, submitters grant permission for their film to be included in the video library, unless otherwise mentioned in the entry form.