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FAQs

Where do I submit my film?

Who can submit a film to the HVFF?

The Hudson Valley Film Fest welcomes submissions from both first-time directors and seasoned filmmakers. We believe in inclusivity and diversity, and we're not too fancy a Fest to consider every film. Everyone, regardless of experience level, has a shot at being part of the Hudson Valley Film Fest.

Can students submit films to the HVFF?

Yes!

Can students recieve a discount for film submissions?

Heck, yeah! Contact us for the code.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes, please! Fill out this form. Currently taking applications for Greeters, Ticketing, Set up and Break Down. 

Where is the Hudson Valley Film Fest?

The 3-night festival takes place at the Warwick Drive-In Theater in Warwick, NY.

Where can I buy tickets to attend the event?

Tickets are available for purchase both online from Eventbrite and in person at the Warwick Drive-In during the event.

Can anyone attend the festival?

Yes!

Are the films in the program kid-friendly?

Not always. The films in the program may not always be suitable for children. Please contact us closer to the festival dates, once they are announced and we'll be happy to provide recommendations for the most kid-friendly evening.

Are pets allowed at the Drive-In?

Yep! Leashed doggos can enjoy the Fest too. 

What happens if it rains? Does the festival still happen?

Yes! It's super fun to get snuggly in your car and watch films in the rain too. BYOBlanket.

Where can I stay in the area?

What makes HVFF different?

The Hudson Valley Film Fest is unique because:

  • Folks can watch indie flicks under the stars at the Drive-In. 

  • We curate a diverse selection of films for an interesting viewing experience for everyone.

  • We will consider ANY submitted film under 25 min. We don't believe there should be any restrictions on damn good indie films. 

  • The HVFF  offers pre-parties, live music, awards ceremony, vendor market, art installations, photo opps, and ...plenty o' popcorn. 🍿

Who is the Hudson Valley Film Fest?

We're a handful of homegrown Hudson Valley creatives that genuinely support other creatives.

It ain't easy putting together a Film Fest.  We do this because we love it. 

How can we best support the Hudson Valley Film Fest?

We accept donations with great appreciation at our Venmo account 

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