The Hazel Eye Film Festival
The Hazel Eye Film Festival (HEFF) is interested in experimental live action films & experimental animations. We are looking for any work that pushes the boundaries of the audiovisual art form. Short films should be no longer than 25 minutes, and feature films should be no shorter than 40 minutes.

Rules & Terms


The festival only accepts online submission links for preview (Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) Film links may be private or public.

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright.

Works in Progress

All work submitted must be fully completed as works in progress will not be considered.

Submission of an entry indicates acceptance of all regulations, guarantee that a screening copy in the format specified will be made available for the dates of the event, and authorization to publicly exhibit the work at HEFF 2019.


If the screening copy is to be provided by a distributor or agent then entry must be submitted by that distributor/agent, along with any criteria or conditions.

Official Selections will screen online, via HEFF's website, on designated days throughout the festival week.



(The Golden Leaf being

the top prize, and so forth)

The Golden Leaf (Feature Film)
The Golden Leaf (Short Film)

The Silver Leaf (Feature Film)
The Silver Leaf (Short Film)

The Bronze Leaf (Feature Film)
The Bronze Leaf (Short Film)

The Jury Prize (Feature Film)
The Jury Prize (Short Film)

Special Mention(s)

Contact the festival

directors, Eli Hayes

& Jordan Mumford:


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