HARD:LINE International Film Festival ()



Deadlines

01 Mar 2018
Call for entries

01 Jul 2018
Festival closed

06 Aug 2018
Notification date

27 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018

Address

Am Protzenweiher 1,  93059, Regensburg, Bavaria , Germany


Festival description
Feature Films >60' 150'<


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English
German


Films with a minimum running length of 60 minutes.

For films that are in languages other than English, we require English subtitles.

Festival start: 27 September 2018      Festival end: 30 September 2018

The HARD:LINE Festival is an international film festival that aims to present all the various faces of extreme cinema. The question as to what is meant by the term “extreme” can be understood by looking at the content of our wide selection of fantastic films. “Extreme” is often defined by an explicit splatter aesthetic but it can also be represented by unusual story-telling methods or an exotic visual language. Thus we are currently in the process of meticulously selecting fifteen such examples that could be important in the future of the genre. We have not set any boundaries in our search and whether a film is a pearl of the independent scene, fun splatter or no-brainer, the HARD:LINE Festival loves special films!

We are a pure audience-driven festival that focuses on entertaining our guests which is why we have dispensed with an elaborate jury process and have instead left it up to the festival goers to decide what they find interesting and exciting. Every film has the chance of becoming the festival favorite except for the film that runs during our final night. This film is shown after a concert and followed by a party in a public space.

The final night is all about fun for all.

We are a pure audience-driven festival that focuses on entertaining our guests which is why we have dispensed with an elaborate jury process and have instead left it up to the festival goers to decide what they find interesting and exciting. Every film has the chance of becoming the festival favorite except for the film that runs during our final night. This film is shown after a concert and followed by a party in a public space. The final night is all about fun for all.

Awards:
- Audience's Darling

Special Selections:
- Opening Night
- Closing Night (Out of competition)

HARD:LINE is an annual festival held in Regensburg, Germany. The festival is dedicated to exploring and celebrating extreme cinema. This term means that we are strictly focused on horror, thriller and science-fiction. The festival concentrates on presenting a few glowing examples of everything that extreme film can be.

I. GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS
a) We are focused on films with a minimum running time of 60 minutes (no shorts).
b) Your film must be a genre flick (more precisely: horror, thriller or sci-fy).
c) We only screen feature films (no documentaries).
d) For films in languages others than English, we require English subtitles.
e) Submitted films should have been produced within the last four years.
f) Films must not have publicly screened in Germany (except festival screenings).
g) The submitting person must have the permission of the right owner to submit.
h) All rights (music, based on, etc) are clarified by the filmmaker.
I) As for the screening itself the movie should be available as BluRay or DCP.

Please note that submissions which are going against these simple rules will be rejected automatically.

II. THE SELECTION PROCESS
a) We view all the submissions until the middle of July at which point we write up a shortlist of about 20 favorites.
b) We determine which titles we would like to present and will contact you should your submission be among the selections. Thereafter we can negotiate the conditions for the screening.
c) By the end of August, every film should have been either accepted or rejected. In any case, you will hear back from us.

We are looking forward to your movie!

  

 
  

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