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April 10, 2019
HAMMER TO NAIL SHORT FILM CONTEST DEADLINE is FRIDAY, December 21!!!
December 19, 2018
Since 2008, we at Hammer to Nail have committed ourselves to spreading love for all the great and often underseen films made on a dime and fueled by a love for cinema. Previously we have focused on films on the festival circuit, in theaters, and available on home video and VOD. Now we are taking the next step with our Short Film Contest, which aims to seek out the best short work — of all genres and styles, made by filmmakers from all over the world — and help to get that work seen and discussed by our dedicated audience of online cinephiles.
Winners will receive a review by one of our critics on hammertonail.com and the opportunity to share their film with our readers online. Winners and runners-up will also receive submission waivers to several major U.S. film festivals, as well as subscriptions to Fandor, all worth over $400. Your submission to these festivals will come stamped with a Hammer to Nail seal of approval (*please note, you will still be responsible for submitting your film through the proper channels according to the terms of each festival*).
We will also continue to support and promote your film throughout its life on the festival circuit. Perhaps most importantly, all finalists will have their film judged by a rotating panel of industry insiders like Ted Hope (Double Hope Films), Jeff Deutchman (Paramount), Chris Horton (Sundance Institute) and Richard Lorber (Kino Lorber Inc.); filmmakers like David Gordon Green, Lena Dunham, Craig Zobel, Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie brothers; and film critics from our experienced group of contributing writers as well as previous contest winners.
If you have a completed short film (19-minutes-and-59-seconds or less!) that you want the world to see, submit it by midnight on ***Friday, December 21*** to be considered for our current competition. The fee for entry is $30. The participating fests in our Spring ’18 contest include: IFFBoston, Maryland Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Fest, St. Cloud Film Fest, Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Oxford Film Fest, Sun Valley Film Festival , Dallas Video Fest, Austin Film Festival , Bend Film Festival , Austin Film Festival, Indie Memphis , San Diego Film Festival , Dallas International Film Festival! and just added, the Montclair Film Festival and Sidewalk Film Festival!!
We’re also excited to continue with a fee waiver for the Citizen Jane Film Festival for a winning female filmmaker!!
More fests, old and brand new to come!
The Winner of the Fall Shorts Contest also get a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO FANDOR!!! Runners up will each receive a 6 month subscription!