F R E Q U E N T L Y A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S
1-WHAT GENRES ARE ACCEPTABLE?
L'HIFF accepts all scripted narrative genres, including music videos, Animation, LGBTQ, Scripts Short/Feature and documentaries. Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world.
2-HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM?
All submissions are handled via FilmFreeway. We accept submissions by email let us know.
3-HOW LONG SHOULD BE THE DURATION OF MY FILM FOR QUALIFICATION?
We accept projects between 1-190 minutes including credits.
4-MY FILM IS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE (NO SPANISH") WILL YOU ACCEPT IT?
We’re so proud to be an international short film festival Based in Barcelona and we welcome all foreign language projects. However, please ensure your short film has Spanish/English subtitles for the purposes of our screening. We can do your Spanish translation for 40 Euros.
5-I LIVE OUTSIDE EUROPEAN UNION / SPAIN. CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY FILM?
Of course You certainly can! L'H Film Festival is open for all nationalities.
6-DOES THE FESTIVAL PROVIDE FREE WAIVERS CODE TO SUBMIT FILMS?
Submissions are handled via FilmFreeway for a small submission fee. Submissions Fees go towards judging your short film and running the live screening event for the selected short films. We don’t provide free waiver codes. Please Understand this!
7-CAN I SUBMIT MY FILM WITHOUT USING FILMFREEWAY?
YES, you can do that in our website only it is not as intuitive as we wanted, also you can PayPal us: firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount fee and all the information of your film and links but WE REALLY suggest to do it via FilmFreeway
8-WILL I RECEIVED FEEDBACK ABOUT MY FILM?
We are so sorry Due to the amount of submissions we receive each month, we are unable to provide individual feedback for each submission.
9-DO I NEED TO OWN ALL THE RIGHTS OF MY FILM?
YES...YES...YES Please ensure you have permission to use all aspects of your short film including music and so. We’re unable to screen short films that are a breach of copyright. and you as a filmmaker are entitled of that responsibility.
10-IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN EPISODE FROM A WEB-SERIES OR A PILOT FOR A TV SHOW?
YES...We accept single episodes of web-series as long it runs as a short narrative episode. We do accept pilots for TV shows.
11-WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF MY FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED?
We will be adding the names of the selected films. Go to: https://www.lhifilmfestival.com/selections - Usually withing a month we will notified.
12-WILL THE FESTIVAL PAY FOR MY EXPENSES TO ATTEND TO THE FESTIVAL?
No, We will not do THAT! Please note, you will be totally responsible for your airfare, accommodation and other travel expenses. We certainly look forward to meeting you!
13-DOES THE FESTIVAL PAY ME ANY FEE FOR SCREENING MY FILM?
The festival will not pay any fee for screening a selected film during our event days.
14-WILL THE FESTIVAL SCREEN MY FILM, EVEN IF I AM NOT ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL IN BARCELONA?
No! (Including local filmmakers), the Festival will only screen films with representatives of the same. If not, it will continue to be selected, but will go online. The priority is for those who are at the Festival.