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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS


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People's Choice Award Nominees

Vote for these films during the fest via our online pools & at screenings.
The film with the highest vote totals wins.

Nominees (Feature Film):

5th of July (directed by Camilo Vila)

Ascension (directed by Ross Wachsman)

Better Days (directed by Alessio Di Giambattista)

Low Low (directed by Nick Richey)

The Haunting of Sharon Tate (directed by Daniel Farrands)

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All films eligible as write-in candidates for People's Choice Awards


Nominees (Short Films):

Peoples Choice Award - Short Film (Drama)

A Boy, A Man Boy, and A Kite (directed by Adam Matalon)

A Minor Variation (directed by Sal Lahoud)

Hollywood (directed by Nora Ferrara)

The Great Alex Fisher (directed by Javier Colon Rios)

What Really Matters (directed by William Bright)

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All films eligible as write-in candidates for People's Choice Awards


Peoples Choice Award - Short Film (Comedy)

Baby-D (directed by Alex Grossman)

Bug (directed by Dean Cameron)

Maggie (directed by Tim Curcio)

Pretty Pretty Prison (directed by Amanda Spencer)

Take It From The Top (directed by Ted Lange)

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All films eligible as write-in candidates for People's Choice Awards


Peoples Choice Award - Short Film (Horror / Thriller / Genre)

Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters (directed by Chris Roe)

Decentered (directed by Ralph Michael Brekan)

Let Me Go Home (directed by Timothy James Kay)

Sunspot (directed by Anthony DLA)

The Way The Future Was (directed by Raphael Kryszek)

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All films eligible as write-in candidates for People's Choice Awards


HRIFF FILM FESTIVAL

FINAL DEADLINES for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

If submitting via Withoutabox there may be additional extended deadlines offered. Check Withoutabox for details.

Unlike other Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival awards (which are voted on by the Festival Board), the People's Choice Awards are voted on by the public.

All eligible films requested to be considered are viewed and narrowed down to a handful of semi-finalists. The semi-finalists are then viewed and voted on at public screenings to determine the finalists for each People's Choice Award. The finalists are then screened together in front of a paying audience who vote via online polls to decide the winner.

We understand that some filmmakers do not want public screenings in order to be eligible for bigger festivals, to save their film for a World Premiere, or for a number of other reasons. That is why we ask the filmmakers to request in writing if they would like their film to made available for consideration for a People's Choice Award in this more democratic and public voting process.

Finalists will be notified of the date and time of the screenings, which are open to the public. The directors are invited as guests, but cannot cast a vote for the People's Choice Awards. Family, friends, cast, and crew are eligible to attend (although they must pay the regular admission to the event) and may cast votes, provided they watch all films nominated in the category they chose to vote on.

If you would like your feature length film to be considered for these awards please apply by the early submission dates listed above and let us know when you fill out your Submission Form or when you apply and we will be happy to consider your film for these additional awards.