The Call for Entries is now open. The Honolulu Film Awards is accepting submissions for Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Student Films, Action Sports Films, Foreign Films, Environmental Films, Music Videos, Screenplays, Television Pilots, Experimental Films and Hawaii Films. 

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Early Bird Deadline August 20, 2017
Regular Deadline November 20, 2017
Late Deadline January 20, 2018
Extended Deadline March 10, 2018



(Short films are under 50 minutes.  Feature films are over 50 minutes.)

Early Bird Deadline Short - $30 Feature - $35
Regular Deadline Short - $35 Feature - $40
Late Deadline Short - $40 Feature - $45
Extended Deadline Short - $50 Feature - $55



Rules and Regulations for Film Entry

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry fee.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

The Honolulu Film Awards does not hold live film screenings.  Once the Judges have concluded the judging process, winners are announced publicly on our official website and through various promotional channels targeting the film and entertainment industry.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

The Honolulu Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in announcement dates or scheduling.

You agree to indemnify us and all of our employees, partners, officers, parent companies and/or subsidiaries, sponsors, and other agents harmless against any and all claims or liability resulting from your entry or participation in the Honolulu Film Awards.

Foreign entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing all projects through U.S. and foreign customs officials.

By submitting your project for consideration into the Honolulu Film Awards you certify that you are authorized to submit said project and agree to all rules and regulations.