Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2022 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC
Congratulations on completing your film! Now it’s time to start entering festivals and getting well deserved exposure for your work. The Hackettstown Film Festival is a great place to start! This small, intimate, yet prestigious festival is under the artistic direction of producer, director, writer and entertainment entrepreneur, Chris Lance. Bringing quality, entertaining cinema to the masses is the mission of this competition. Hosted by the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity, all proceeds from the Hackettstown Film Festival (HFF) benefit the Arts Center. 2022 Theme for Halloween: Blood, Guts and the Macabre!
Hackettstown Center for the Arts
Submission Deadlines The Official Deadline every year is October 15 by 11:59pm ET. All applicants will receive notification of the status of their project no later than: Saturday, October 23, 2021. The Hackettstown Festival is a 2-Day Event open to the public slated for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022. A link to ticket sales will be provided. HFF Film Guidelines Feature Films Your film must be over 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your feature film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non- festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. Please be aware HFF will not screen multiple updates/versions of your film for programming consideration. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All feature-length films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Short Films Your film must be under 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your short film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, or 2021, 2022. HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All short films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Awards and Prizes Hackettstown Film Festival currently offers over $1,000 in cash and in-kind sponsor prizes to filmmakers and screenwriters with winners selected by industry professionals - including studio representatives, producers writers and fellow filmmakers. As the we take on more sponsors, the awards will increase. Submissions All film submissions are done exclusively through Filmfreeway. The Day of the Festival As we continue to receive submissions, a program will be developed for your viewing pleasure. Seating is limited and ticket prices are nominal. All proceeds benefit the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Further details will be posted as we get closer to Festival date.
Hackettstown Center for the Arts
Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2022 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC
Congratulations on completing your film! Now it’s time to start entering festivals and getting well deserved exposure for your work. The Hackettstown Film Festival is a great place to start! This small, intimate, yet prestigious festival is under the artistic direction of producer, director, writer and entertainment entrepreneur, Chris Lance. Bringing quality, entertaining cinema to the masses is the mission of this competition. Hosted by the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity, all proceeds from the Hackettstown Film Festival (HFF) benefit the Arts Center. 2022 Theme for Halloween: Blood, Guts and the Macabre!
Submission Deadlines The Official Deadline every year is October 15 by 11:59pm ET. All applicants will receive notification of the status of their project no later than: Saturday, October 23, 2021. The Hackettstown Festival is a 2-Day Event open to the public slated for Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2022. A link to ticket sales will be provided. HFF Film Guidelines Feature Films Your film must be over 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your feature film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. Please be aware HFF will not screen multiple updates/versions of your film for programming consideration. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All feature-length films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Short Films Your film must be under 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your short film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, or 2021, 2022. HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All short films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Awards and Prizes Hackettstown Film Festival currently offers over $1,000 in cash and in-kind sponsor prizes to filmmakers and screenwriters with winners selected by industry professionals - including studio representatives, producers writers and fellow filmmakers. As the we take on more sponsors, the awards will increase. Submissions All film submissions are done exclusively through Filmfreeway. The Day of the Festival As we continue to receive submissions, a program will be developed for your viewing pleasure. Seating is limited and ticket prices are nominal. All proceeds benefit the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. Further details will be posted as we get closer to Festival date.