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Introduction to the film festival

The tiniest bee hummingbird flits up to five hundred miles in its one continuous flight. Our festival, Hummingbird International Short Film Festival, represents this small bird's ardent determination of transcending boundaries, cooing over the confluences of divergent cultures. Our predominant motto is to seek out vehement, vogue, pertinent short films from across the globe and to showcase the narratives that resonate surpassing geographical lines. Last year, we have had an incredible line up comprising films such as Censor of Dreams, Tala'vision, which have been shortlisted at Academy awards as Live Action Shorts this year, beside Palme d'Or winning film I'm afraid to forget your face (has won the best fiction film in our festival), Swingin (best lgbtq film), Transit (best cinematography), In the Shadow of the Pines (best animation film), Kalsubai (best documentary film), Master of the Land (best video art). At our debutant year, we were extremely proud to be partnered with British Council and Kuchina Foundation. This year, at our second edition we're all set to welcome shorts from all over the world. Bring in your beautiful little wonders.Sfilmmaker is our exclusive platform for cooperation in China, and we look forward to your good film.

Awards

The following awards will be given at the 2nd Edition of the Hummingbird International Film Festival: Best Fiction Film Award Best Documentary Film Award Best Animation Film Award Best LGBTQ + Section Award Best Video Art Film Award Best Human Rights Film Award Best Director Award Best Cinematography Award Best Actor Award Best Sound Designer Award Best Editor Award

Rules

Genre :Action Comedy War Science fiction Ethics Terror Thriller Violence Adventure Crime Family Music Love Magic Fantasy Shootout Suspense Youth Inspirational Literary Biography Western Drama others Documentary
Subject :Children Humanistic Animals Food Women Education City Campus Sports Gay Old man Environment Home Workplace Special people
Video Format :AVI HDV MPEG4 MOV MPEG
By submitting your film into the HUMMINGBIRD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022 (HIFF-2022), you expressly acknowledge that you are the rightful authorized person to submit the films and agree that you shall be bound by the following Terms & Conditions: 1. Submission of a film to the HIFF-2022 does not guarantee its selection as nomination/ official selection/ award. All the films submitted to HIFF-2022 will be reviewed by our panel of jury and the announcement of the nominees/ official selections/ winners will be intimated to the individual filmmakers by email as well listed on our website/ social media profiles. Any form of canvassing will lead to the disqualification of the submission at HIFF-2022. 2. The Experimental section encourages the works of video artists and experimentation of audiovisual forms. Any experimentation in Fiction doesn’t qualify the experimental category. 3. All the official selections/ nominees will receive a certificate and laurels. Only the winners chosen by the judges will receive the awards. 4. All the selected nominees/ winners who would be unable the awards ceremony of HIFF-2022 will be contacted by our organizer team to have their certificates/ awards delivered to them. 5. All the submissions must not be longer than 30 min (including credits). 6. All submissions must have English subtitles. Any submission received without English subtitles will be summarily rejected. 7. A filmmaker may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time. 8. The HIFF-2022 reserves the right to refuse entries. 9. The HIFF-2022 is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules, and regulations. 10. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the HIFF-2022, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity. 11. The HIFF-2022 will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the HIFF-2022 festival director or programming director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker. 12. The Festival does not offer screening fees for its films. By submitting you are agreeing to NOT request a screening fee as a requirement for your film's participation in the Festival. 13. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable. 14. We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis, and a screener link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category. 15. HIFF-2022 may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is the filmmakers’ responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

Evaluation

  • Overall rating
Jury Profile
Jury Name Judge photos Jury Profile
LAWRENCE TOPPMAN Lawrence Toppman has a BA in English and history from Duke University and an MA in journalism from the University of North Carolina. He retired in 2020 after 46 years of daily writing,
FRANK THOMPSON Frank Thompson is a film historian whose background includes authoring more than 40 books (including a look at filmmaking in Asheville during the silent era and Nothing Sacred: The Cinema of William Wellman, with John Andrew Gallagher); writing hundreds of articles, interviews, commentaries, and reviews in newspapers and magazines across the country; lecturing; and creating podcasts.
JOHN RICE John Rice is a communications graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in television and film production. He has since gained experience as a director and director of photography, working in traditional celluloid cinematography and electronic cinematography and in advertising commercial production.
JILL BONISKE Jill wrote the screen adaptation of Clyde Edgerton’s Raney, has directed a documentary, served as associate producer, and shared the screen with Kevin Bacon

Authorization type

    Exclusive Contract

Duration (several sessions)

    2

Film Festival Features

  • Red Carpet
  • Celebrity Guest
  • Film Screen
  • Trophy
  • Prize
  • Certificate

Dates & Deadlines

  • 2022-03-21
    Submission start time

  • 2022-05-31
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-07-31
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-09-14
    Late Deadline

  • 2022-09-30
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-10-14
    Earlybird Deadline

  • 2022-10-15
    Extended Deadline

  • 2022-10-15
    Submission end time

  • 2022-10-18
    Finalist notification start time

  • 2022-10-18
    Finalist notification end time

  • 2022-10-28
    Award ceremony start time

  • 2022-10-30
    Award ceremony end time

Categories and fees

  • Documentary
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of Short Documentaries produced from all around the globe and a duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 28 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 32 Dollar

    2022/09/30
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 38 Dollar

    2022/10/14
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 42 Dollar

  • Fiction
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of Short fictional narratives and of duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 28 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 35 Dollar

    Student: 32 Dollar

    2022/09/14
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 40 Dollar

    Student: 38 Dollar

    2022/10/15
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 45 Dollar

    Student: 42 Dollar

  • Animation
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of Short animations of duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/09/14
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/10/15
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

  • Experimental
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of Experimental Short films produced in India and duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 15 Dollar

    Student: 12 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 18 Dollar

    Student: 15 Dollar

    2022/09/14
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 20 Dollar

    Student: 18 Dollar

    2022/10/15
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

  • LGBTQ + Section
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of Experimental Short films produced in India and duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 19 Dollar

    Student: 17 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/09/14
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

    2022/10/15
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 28 Dollar

  • Human Rights
    Video length :0 - 30
    This segment invites submission of a Short project produced from all around the globe and a duration lesser than 30 minutes (including credits), with mandatory English subtitles. The student should send a student Id card for getting the benefits from the student section.

    2022/05/31
    Earlybird Deadline

    Standard: 19 Dollar

    Student: 17 Dollar

    2022/07/31
    Regular Deadline

    Standard: 22 Dollar

    Student: 20 Dollar

    2022/09/14
    Late Deadline

    Standard: 25 Dollar

    Student: 22 Dollar

    2022/10/15
    Extended Deadline

    Standard: 30 Dollar

    Student: 25 Dollar

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