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Submission Deadlines

The inaugural September 2019 quarterly competition serves as a preliminary for our Annual Festival & Awards of April 3-4, 2020, alongside films submitted through February 15, 2020. Below is the schedule of deadlines:

Inaugural Season (Quarterly) | September 2019 Awards*

Notification Date: September 1, 2019

*Qualifier for March 2020 HFFA Annual Festival & Awards

March 2020 Film Festival & Awards

Opening Day: August 25, 2019
Earlybird Deadline: October 1, 2019
Regular Deadline: December 1, 2019
Late Deadline: January 15, 2020
Extended Deadline: February 15, 2020
Notification Date: March 5, 2020
Event: April 3-4, 2020

March 2021 Film Festival & Awards

Opening Day: May 1, 2020
Earlybird Deadline: August 1, 2020
Regular Deadline: October 15, 2020
Late Deadline: December 1, 2020
Extended Deadline: January 15, 2021
Notification Date: March 5, 2021
Event: April 9-10 2021 (TBA)