Where the next generation of filmmakers showcase their work
"The International Student Film Festival Hollywood has been a very important part of the growth of our B-TV program. Participating in this festival has elevated the level of our students' work, and has caused our students to re-think what their limitations are in terms of video production. The possibility of having their work shown in Hollywood has caused our students to work harder, to pay closer attention to detail, and to start concentrating on writing original student screenplays. Several of our students are now looking at Video Production as a college major and career. Our students have been inspired and motivated by this contest. With ten selected films and three winners in three years, the students are now constantly trying to improve over the previous year. I am grateful to Robin and the staff for providing this opportunity for high school and middle school kids!"
Video Production Teacher
Batchelor Middle School
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Q. What are the age and school requirements
A. The ISFFH is open to all the student
filmmakers of any age or academic background.
Students have to provide proof of student
ID or current registration.
Q. Can ISFFH waive my submission fee?
recognize the financial difficulties that
student filmmakers face, but at this moment
operating as a non-profit film festival and
this is our first annual festival, the submission
fees are necessary for festival costs. But
we are seriously considering in the future
to find ways to waive the submission fee.
Q. I didn't shoot my work on film.
Can I still enter?
you can enter the festival. We do accept video
format of student's work.
Q. My film will not be ready by the
deadline, so can I send a rough cut now and
supply you with a new version later?
have to inform us about your schedule to answer
this, at any rate, due to the judging process,
ISFFH recommends you do everything you can
to get it in on time.
Q. My film is not in the English language.
Will ISFFH accept it?
ISFFH will accept it as long as subtitled
in English or dubbed in English.
Q. What makes ISFFH different than
the other festivals?
answer to this question is in our mission
and vision statement. The International
Student Film Festival Hollywood will offer
a forum for student filmmakers around the
world to showcase their films in Hollywood.
An event at the center of the film industry’s
home will bring worldwide attention to student
filmmaking talent and artistic vision.
Q. Can multiple entries be submitted
on one DVD?
A. We recommend that you send your work separately.
Each of your works should be represented on
Q. If I send a press kit with my entry,
what should be included?
may need more information and photos at the
semi-finalist stage. But for the preliminary
stage, you can send the filmmakers bio, information
on the production, logline and synopsis.
Q. How many films can I submit?
many as you want. But you must send separate
submission forms and entry fees of $35 for
Q. If my film is selected, what format
do I need to have to screen my film?
your film is selected for screening, expected
format is DVD.
Q. Who will be the judges?
judges will be from different categories including
the fields of animation, documentary, live
action and music video. Also there will be
directors, writers, editors and filmmakers.
Q. How can I get tickets to the screenings?
information will be posted about tickets in
Q. Can I charge the entry fee?
We do accept Visa or MasterCard and personal
check from USA residents. We don’t accept
personal checks from International Student
filmmakers. In the event of any declined transaction,
a $15 additional fee will be charged.
Q. I am in the industry and I would
like to offer my services as a judge or sponsor.
How can I contact International Student Film
need your assistance definitely, and if you
have any referrals we will accept their assistance
as well. Please contact Robin Saban at firstname.lastname@example.org