From: Festival Administration (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 19:03:24 PST
HDFEST is now seeking entries of films for its 2008 Festival Events
for the Experimental HD Short Film category and the Experimental HD
Feature Film Category.
HDFEST 2008 marks the organization's 9th year of celebrating High-
Definition filmmaking. The festival screens exclusively movies shot
with Hi-Def or HDV cameras or animation rendered at HD resolution.
All festival content is also projected using HD technology. Festival
events have been taking place since 2000. Festivals take place
annually in the UK, Finland, New York City, Seoul and Los Angeles.
HDFEST also includes panels and seminars on digital filmmaking and HD
technology. HDFEST is open to submissions of experimental films and
experimental animation created using HD or HDV technology. All movies
must have been completed after January 2006.
HDFEST also gives out the annual HDFEST Deffie Awards recognizing
achievement in HD independent moviemaking. The Deffie Awards offer
prizes of filmmaking equipment and software in over 20 categories
offered exclusively to High-Definition and HDV filmmakers. HDFEST
also has a unique festival category recognizing achievement in High-
Definition animated filmmaking and High-Definition experimental
*HDFEST'S EARLY DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS COMING UP JANUARY 15th, 2008!
Early festival entry fee is only $50 for features and $40 for short
films For more information on HDFEST visit http://www.hdfest.com/
hdfestsubmit.html The regular entry deadline is March 1st, 2008.
Regular entry fees: $60 for features and $50 for shorts (less than 40
minutes) Or enter the festival via withoutabox at http://
www.withoutabox.com/login/5780 to fill out the entry form online.
HDFEST MISSION AND HISTORY
HDFEST's mission is to promote, celebrate and encourage HD and HDV
independent filmmaking and HD Animation. Since 2000, HDFEST has
known that high-def and digital cinema are the future of the
entertainment industry. Since that time, the festival has been at the
heart and core of this revolution. HDFEST has been responsible for
numerous historic digital cinema landmark events and technological
firsts- check out our festival milestones page http://www.hdfest.com/
hdfestmilestones.html for details. There have been over 28 HDFEST
events in 10 cities including LA, NYC, London, Helsinki, Seoul, South
Korea and Sydney, Australia. Since 2004, HDFEST also has been
awarding the annual HDFEST Deffie Awards recognizing achievement in
HD independent filmmaking.
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