Please read the following submission requirement carefully before you complete the online entry form.

  • Films must have been completed after September 1, 2016
  • All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
  • All films must be submitted via online screeners
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
  • Please do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film. 
  • Early Deadline: May 4, 2018
  • Regular Deadline: May 25, 2018
  • Extended Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Late Deadline: June 29, 2018
Shorts under 40 minutes, for each entry:
  • Early Deadline: $30
  • Regular Deadline: $35
  • Extended Deadline: $45
  • Late Deadline: $55
   - You can pay entry fee online using any major credit card: AmEx, VISA, MasterCard, Discover. 
   -  Films will not be viewed without payment
   -  All fees are non-refundable
  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
  • The entrant will be responsible for all shipping fees.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • Grand Prize
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Documentary
  • Best of Hawaii
  • Best Family Film
  • Best Ocean Film
If any award category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judges, it’s possible that there will be no awards given in that category.
Save money on postage fees and avoid the hassle of producing, packaging, and mailing Blu-rays. Filmmakers can submit their films online by providing us a Vimeo link and password. Pay entry fee online using your credit card, you do NOT need to mail us any physical materials.