Date: October 20 - 21, 2009
Call for Entry Deadline: July 14, 2009
Preview copies for festival consideration should be DVD format (ntsc or pal), applicant will only be asked for HD screening copy once movie is selected. HD or HDV exhibition copy must be available for screenings. HD screening copy should not be sent at the time of submission.
At HDFEST all festival content is projected at HD resolution. All films in the festival are shot with HD or HDV cameras. HDFEST also screens animation rendered at HD resolution.
Once accepted to the festival, filmmaker will have the choice to participate with HD film online (online participation is not mandatory).
Fee (USD): 50 - 60
The festival has an annual competition entitled the HDFEST Deffie Awards. The HDFEST Deffie Awards give out the Deffie Statues along with HD filmmaking products and services including camera packages, editing equipment and software.
All films accepted to HDFEST 2009 will be automatically considered for the 2009 HDFEST Deffie Awards.