As the only experimental film festival in New England, H.E.F.F. 2015 (September 18-20) proudly returns to Haverhill, Massachusetts for a third consecutive year. We welcome the abstract, the riveting, the beautiful, the rugged, the emotional, the bold, the raw. We welcome films that tear through tradition and break boundaries with finesse. Most of all, we welcome your idea of experimental.
H.E.F.F. 2015 will be a three day experimental film extravaganza. Our goal is to take over the downtown River Arts District of Haverhill with an entirely free festival to continue to expose experimental film to the community. To close up the fest, a hand-selected slate of films in competition will be chosen by the directors and taken on the road for a festival tour down I-95 hitting as many major stops as possible.
Take a look at our 2014 list of films in competition to see what we're all about: http://www.haverhillexperimental.org/#!films--videos-2014/cg2v
Awards & Prizes
A total of nine awards will be handed out. The top three films of the festival will be chosen by two jurors and awarded a cash prize. Both jurors will also select two honorable mentions each. The festival directors will give out two director's choice awards.
1st Prize: $TBA
2nd Prize: $TBA
3rd Prize: $TBA
Deadlines:- Regular Deadline: April 11, 2015 [$15 per entry: $5 each additional entry] - Late Deadline: May 11, 2015 [$20 per entry; $10 each additional entry]
There are two methods of submitting for the 2015 festival. One is through Google Docs- the other via FilmFreeway. Head over to our website and submit!
Brendan & Jeremy Smyth