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Film Freeway

 Highlands Film Fest proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and very much more!

On line submissions only!

Do not send us anything in the mail until we ask you to do so.  We just don't have the space!

Technical requirements

HD digital files are requested. We would like and MP4 file because we know they work with our projection system. 

The 2020 Highlands Film Fest welcomes films produced after January 2017.  Films are accepted from any country - worldwide.  (Student films will be limited to the United States.) . If your film is not in English, we require English subtitles.  

If your film is selected...

We will contact you with a request detailing all our requirements for screening at the Highlands Film Fest.

The winners

Winners receive the Yorick Award,  a gruesome skull mounted on a handsome real wood base!


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Winners of the Highlands Film Fest will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip. 



A few lucky Highlands Film Fest winners will receive Final Draft software

The brand-new Final Draft 11 includes over 100 templates for TV, film, and playwriting. Final Draft® 11 automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best: writing.