Hollywood NIFF

Disclaimer

We are thrilled to announce an exciting incentive for the winner of the Best Short Film Award at the Hollywood North International Film Festival. The recipient of this prestigious award will have the unique opportunity to have their short film produced into a feature film by our festival’s local production company. Please note that the following stipulations and disclaimers apply:

  1. Distribution and Production: The opportunity is contingent upon securing distribution for the feature film project within a reasonable timeframe. The production of the feature film will commence within 24 months after distribution is successfully attached.

  2. Minimum Entry Requirement: In order to activate this incentive, a minimum of 500 entries must be received for the festival.

  3. Production Timeline: The feature film should be capable of being shot within a 15-day production period. Post-production, including editing, sound design, and visual effects, is expected to be completed within 3 months.

  4. Equipment Sponsorship: If the festival successfully secures equipment sponsorship, it will be made available for the production of the feature film, subject to availability and agreement with the sponsor.

  5. Film Duration: The short film should have a duration less than 40 minutes.

  6. Securing A Distribution: Be able to get a letter of intent from a distributor. 

  7. Festival Approval and Co-Production: The festival retains the right to have final approval over the final cut of the feature film, ensuring that it aligns with the festival’s vision and values. The festival acts as a co-production partner, contributing resources, expertise, and support throughout the production process.

  8. Non-Obligation Clause: While every effort will be made to produce the winning short film into a feature film, the festival is not obligated to proceed with the production for any known or unknown reasons that may arise, including but not limited to unforeseen circumstances or creative considerations.

    It is important to note that these stipulations and disclaimers are in place to protect the interests of both the festival and the winning filmmaker. They ensure a fair and transparent process while accounting for potential factors that may impact the production of the feature film. We are committed to providing an enriching experience for the winning filmmaker and producing a high-quality feature film that showcases their talent.

We encourage all participating filmmakers to submit their short films for a chance to win this incredible opportunity. The Hollywood North International Film Festival looks forward to celebrating exceptional talent and fostering the growth of emerging filmmakers through this exciting incentive.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions or require additional clarification. We appreciate your understanding and participation in our festival.

Hollywood North International Film Festival Liability Disclaimer [Hollywood North International Film Festival] [May 1st 2023]

Disclaimer Notice

Please read this liability disclaimer carefully before attending the Hollywood North International Film Festival (the “Festival”). By attending the Festival, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions outlined below:

 

 

  1. Assumption of Risk: The Festival involves participation in various events, including film screenings, panels, workshops, and other activities. Attendees acknowledge that they are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risks associated with attendance, including but not limited to physical injury, property damage, theft, or any other harm that may occur during the Festival.

     

  2. Release of Liability: Release of Liability: Attendees, including filmmakers, virtual passholders, sponsors, and guests, release Hollywood North International Film Virtual Festival, its organizers, employees, agents, and affiliates from any liability for losses or damages that may occur during or as a result of participating in the Virtual Festival. This release of liability applies to all claims, whether arising from technical errors, interruptions, or any other issues related to the online platform.

     

  3. Technical Requirements: Attendees are responsible for ensuring they have the necessary technical requirements, including a stable internet connection and compatible devices, to access and participate in the Virtual Festival. Hollywood North International Film Virtual Festival is not responsible for attendees’ technical issues.

  4. Content Accessibility: While we strive to provide accessible content, Hollywood North International Film Virtual Festival is not responsible for any accessibility issues attendees may encounter with the virtual platform or content. Please contact our support team if you require assistance or accommodations.

  5. Content Changes: Hollywood North International Film Virtual Festival reserves the right to modify the schedule, content, or availability of any virtual event or program at its discretion. Attendees will be informed of significant changes to the schedule through our communication channels.

  6. Compliance: Attendees are expected to comply with all Virtual Festival rules and guidelines, as well as any applicable terms of service of the virtual platform used. Non-compliance may result in restricted access or removal from the Virtual Festival without a refund.

  7. Health and Safety: Attendees are responsible for their own health and safety during the Festival. Hollywood North International Film Festival and its organizers are not liable for any illness or injury that may result from attending the Festival, including but not limited to exposure to contagious diseases.

  8. Age Restrictions: Some film screenings and events may have age restrictions. It is the responsibility of attendees to ensure they meet the age requirements for specific events. Hollywood North International Film Festival is not responsible for any disappointment or inconvenience due to age restrictions. Mature subject mater and viewer descrition is advaised. 

  9. Personal Property: Attendees are responsible for their personal property at all times during the Festival. Hollywood North International Film Festival is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.

  10. Photography and Filming: By attending the Festival, you grant Hollywood North International Film Festival the right to use photographs, videos, or recordings of you for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please inform the Festival organizers in advance.

  11. Review Process: Reviews will be conducted by HNIFF judges and/or other qualified advisors in the treatment/recovery/entertainment fields. Acceptance will be decided based on film content, quality, subject matter and availability of space.

     

  12. Program Changes: Hollywood North International Film Festival reserves the right to change the schedule, location, or content of any event at its discretion. While we will make every effort to inform attendees of any changes, we are not liable for any inconvenience or disappointment resulting from such changes.

  13. Compliance: Attendees are expected to comply with all Festival rules and regulations, as well as local laws and ordinances. Non-compliance may result in ejection from the Festival without refund.

  14. Ticket Refunds: Ticket are final sale and there is no refunds for ticket purchased. 

  15. By attending or submitting film to the Hollywood North International Film Festival, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this liability disclaimer. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not attend the Festival.

    Hollywood North International Film Festival appreciates your cooperation and looks forward to providing you with a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions or require additional clarification. We appreciate your understanding and participation in our festival. Dis claimer Notice

Please read this liability disclaimer carefully before attending the Hollywood North International Film Festival (the “Festival”). By attending the Festival, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions outlined below: