HACKETTSTOWN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2023 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC
2022 HACKETTSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS We are proud to announce this year’s 2022 winners. Best Feature Film “Friday the 13th Vengeance 2: Bloodlines” Dir. Jason Brooks Feature Film Honorable Mention “The Things We Can Not Change” Dir. Joshua Nelson Best Short Film “When the Time Comes” Dirs. Jondaniel Cornett and Jonathan Frey Short Film Honorable Mention “The Old Man in the Rocking Chair” Dir. Eric Michael Yoder Jr. Best Ulta-Short Film “Izzy” Dir. Andrew Huggins 2021 HACKETTSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS Best Comedy/Musical Horror "Maneater!" Director Jack Rooney Comedy Horror - Honorable Mention "The Witch Hunters are Coming" Director James Atkins, United Kingdom Best Short Under 10 minutes "The Isolated" Director Seif Abdel Raouf, Egypt Best Short Under 20 minutes "Hide and Seek" Radheya Jegatheva, Australia Short Under 20 Minutes - Honorable Mention "...and Then the Darkness" Director Andrew Huggins, United State of America Best Horror Film "Massacre Academy" Director Mark Cantu, United States of America
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR FILM MAKERS AND PAST AWARDS FILMMAKERS Congratulations on completing your film! Now it’s time to start entering festivals and getting well deserved exposure for your work. The Hackettstown Film Festival is a great place to start! This small, intimate, yet prestigious festival is under the artistic direction of producer, director, writer and entertainment entrepreneur, Chris Lance. Bringing quality, entertaining cinema to the masses is the mission of this competition. Hosted by the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity, all proceeds from the Hackettstown Film Festival (HFF) benefit the Arts Center. Submission Deadlines The Official Deadlines are posted on FilmFreeway. HFF Film Guidelines Feature Films Your film must be over 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your feature film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. Please be aware HFF will not screen multiple updates/versions of your film for programming consideration. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All feature-length films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Short Films Your film must be under 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your short film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, or 2021, 2022. HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All short films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Awards and Prizes Hackettstown Film Festival currently offers over $1,000 in cash and in-kind sponsor prizes to filmmakers and screenwriters with winners selected by industry professionals - including studio representatives, producers writers and fellow filmmakers. As the we take on more sponsors, the awards will increase. Submissions All film submissions are done exclusively through Filmfreeway. By submitting your film, you give all screening permissions to the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. All proceeds benefit the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity.
Hackettstown Center for the Arts, 181 Main Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908) 813-2626 © 2022 Paladin Knight Entertainment, LLC
2022 HACKETTSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS We are proud to announce this year’s 2022 winners. Best Feature Film “Friday the 13th Vengeance 2: Bloodlines” Dir. Jason Brooks Feature Film Honorable Mention “The Things We Can Not Change” Dir. Joshua Nelson Best Short Film “When the Time Comes” Dirs. Jondaniel Cornett and Jonathan Frey Short Film Honorable Mention “The Old Man in the Rocking Chair” Dir. Eric Michael Yoder Jr. Best Ulta-Short Film “Izzy” Dir. Andrew Huggins 2021 HACKETTSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS Best Comedy/Musical Horror "Maneater!" Director Jack Rooney Comedy Horror - Honorable Mention "The Witch Hunters are Coming" Director James Atkins, United Kingdom Best Short Under 10 minutes "The Isolated" Director Seif Abdel Raouf, Egypt Best Short Under 20 minutes "Hide and Seek" Radheya Jegatheva, Australia Short Under 20 Minutes - Honorable Mention "...and Then the Darkness" Director Andrew Huggins, United State of America Best Horror Film "Massacre Academy" Director Mark Cantu, United States of America
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR FILM MAKERS AND PAST AWARDS FILMMAKERS Congratulations on completing your film! Now it’s time to start entering festivals and getting well deserved exposure for your work. The Hackettstown Film Festival is a great place to start! This small, intimate, yet prestigious festival is under the artistic direction of producer, director, writer and entertainment entrepreneur, Chris Lance. Bringing quality, entertaining cinema to the masses is the mission of this competition. Hosted by the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity, all proceeds from the Hackettstown Film Festival (HFF) benefit the Arts Center. Submission Deadlines The Official Deadlines are posted on FilmFreeway. HFF Film Guidelines Feature Films Your film must be over 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your feature film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. Please be aware HFF will not screen multiple updates/versions of your film for programming consideration. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All feature-length films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Short Films Your film must be under 40 minutes in length. All entries submitted to the HFF must be original works by the applicant. If the film is an adaptation or based on source material to which the entrant doesn’t own the rights, permission to adapt the original work must be submitted. If your short film has screened publicly in a theater in the U.S. at one or more non-festival screenings and/or has been acquired and released via any public online distribution platform (streaming, VOD, SVOD, etc.) outside of a limited-time virtual festival event before HFF, it is not eligible for HFF 2022. Your project must have been completed in 2019, 2020, or 2021, 2022. HFF does not accept trailers or rough assemblies. HFF only watches the first cut submitted. All short films must be submitted via Filmfreeway. Awards and Prizes Hackettstown Film Festival currently offers over $1,000 in cash and in-kind sponsor prizes to filmmakers and screenwriters with winners selected by industry professionals - including studio representatives, producers writers and fellow filmmakers. As the we take on more sponsors, the awards will increase. Submissions All film submissions are done exclusively through Filmfreeway. By submitting your film, you give all screening permissions to the Hackettstown Center for the Arts. All proceeds benefit the Hackettstown Center for the Arts, a non-profit 501(c)3 entity.
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