US NARRATIVE FREATURE

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. U.S. Narrative Films that have been exhibited theatrically, been broadcast on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other distribution platform including, but not limited to, DVD, Blu-ray or video on demand, are not eligible for any of QH’s Festival programs.
 

US DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more WITH THE EXCEPTION OF, and NOT INCLUDING, entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted.  US Documentary Films that have been exhibited theatrically, broadcast on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other distribution platform including, but not limited to, DVD, Blu-ray or video on demand, are not eligible for any of QH’s Festival programs.

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE

Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. International Narrative Feature Films that have been exhibited theatrically, broadcast on television, released via any home video or other distribution platform, or screened at any Film Festival outside of their country of origin are not eligible to submit to the QH for Festival consideration, though we reserve the right to include in our Festival program International Narrative Feature Films that have previously been exhibited outside of their country of origin.

 

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 

Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more WITH THE EXCEPTION OF, and NOT INCLUDING, entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. International Documentary Feature Films that have been exhibited theatrically, broadcast on television, released via any home video or other distribution platform, or screened at any Film Festival outside of their country of origin are not eligible to submit to QH for Festival consideration, though we reserve the right to include in our Festival program International Documentary Feature Films that have previously been exhibited outside of their country of origin.

 

US SHORT FILMS

Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of less than 49 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Short Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from within the United States. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public theatrical exhibitions, been released via any home video or other distribution platform, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

 

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS

Any narrative or documentary film of International origin with a running time of less than 49 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, more than half of the submitted project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public theatrical exhibitions, been released via any home video or distribution platform, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

ANIMATED SHORT

Films must be animated short narratives of 49 minutes or less. Please note: Animated films over 49 minutes should be entered in the Narrative Feature category.  Open to any form of animation. Animated Shorts must be narrative works only, no experimental pieces. 

ORIGINAL TELEPLAY

Any original teleplay with a running time of 60 minutes or less.  Original Teleplays have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public exhibitions, been released via any home video or other distribution platform, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO

The Music Video category is for original music videos (a visual accompaniment and/or representation of a piece of music generally 3-4 minutes in length) and music films (no longer than 20 minutes) that may be narrative, experimental, or animated. Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the band or musician featured in the video. Covers will not be considered

STUDENT FILMS

Film or video made by high school and college students from any country. Entries should be no longer than 10 minutes. (MUST HAVE A VALID SCHOOL ID)

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

This competition is open to original screenplays that are 5-40 pages in length. The screenplay must not be in production. These can include narrative shorts, webisodes, or any other type of short script. 

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED