Hollywood Dreams and AOF 2019 Acceptance Information Written Word, Film, Docs, Shorts etc.,

Congratulations!  This is your Official Acceptance Letter for HDIFF & AOFFEST 2018.  Please read this page in its entirety.  In fact, the only way to get your screening time with the festival, is to read the 2018 Official Selection Page in its entirety.

     In addition I have included the Official Acceptance Laurels for your use.  Thank you for your great work and we are absolutely thrilled to be working with you. 
     Once you have read this entire page please send me an e-mail stating that you have read the entire page and then download your Official Acceptance Laurels.  All of the information you need is in this letter, so while I love to hear from you, please don't e-mail me with questions that can easily be answered here.  I love you for using this page so I will have more time to plan and execute a fantastic 2018 Season for YOU! As always, I am available 24 / 7 for AOFers so if you really need something you know what to do, efcfilmco@gmail.com .
    Here is the 2018  Program and Seminar List and you can begin reserving seats (Please note, the seminar list is updated every few days through July 15, 2018) Now. Simply send an email, listing the seminars you want to attend, to theresa.hdiff@gmail.com  (Subject Line Seminars).

All the best and continued success,

Theresa Coscarelli-Weston

www.hollywooddreamsfilmfestival.com

www.actiononfilmfest.com

Hotel, Theaters, Events & Dinners

The Hollywood Dreamz Film International Film Festival is pleased to 
announce that we will once again return to the fantastic luxury theaters, THE BRENDEN THEATERS which is located in the Palms Casino and Hotel at 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103 

      Last season we had a host hotel in place but it seems that our guests were being charged more than folks who did not use our portal.  That being said, there are more than 650 hotels in Las Vegas you are never more than ten minutes from any of the venues that we will be using for Seminars, Parties, Specialty Dinners, Award Shows and Special Events.
     Here are links to all of the hotels and their special deals, please view them and make the best choice for you.  Please note:  August is the slowest month in Vegas so there is a very good chance that you'll find rooms at great discounts.

http://www.lvol.com/hotelnks.html

https://www.vegas.com/resorts

https://www.expedia.com/All-Las-Vegas-Hotels.d178276.Travel-Guide-City-All-Hotels

Please Do Not Contact The Theater Directly.  The Brenden Staff  Can Not Answer Any Questions For You.

Writer and Filmmaker Check In
& Award Nominations

Writer and Filmmaker Check In
& Award Nominations

     There will be writer and filmmaker check-in at Brenden Theaters which is located insdie the Palms Hotel and Casino 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas NV 89103  Check-in will begin on Thursday, August 16, 2018 and continue through the entire run of the show.    

     You can  pick up your show tickets, VIP Passes, Goodie Bags, and any tickets you may have ordered all at the same time, same location.

Also,  don’t forget to get  your AOF buttons.  Don’t know what an   AOF  Button is?  All the  more reason to stop by and  say, ‘Hello’ to our filmmaker Check-In Professional and find out.  

     Please note Filmmakers and Writers receive 1 Goodie Bag, and 1 All-Access Screening Badge ($750.00 Value) even with multiple submissions. PLEASE NOTE! Badges and Goodie Bags are limited to 1 per Filmmaker or Writer.  If we have accepted more than one script or one film of yours then consider us both lucky.  If there is a co-writer or co-director on the project, please pick one of the two to receive the one All Access Badge you will receive.

 All award  nominations will be available by or before August 10, 2018.  The list of 2018 Nominated Films and Scripts will be available via the Action On Film Festival website.

Tickets, Schedules, Seminars and Parties

Advance ticket sales can be made by calling AOF directly at 
1-844-744-1844 or you can order them online at our online store here on the AOF Website   A single program pass is $10. In 2018 we will also be offering  Block Ticket Discounts for Filmmakers who want to ensure a large block of tickets, 50 or more, for $8 (20% off of the door prices). To order a block  of  tickets, simply  contact  us  at  1-844-744-1844 by August 1, 2018
     It is too early to release the schedules for the screenings as we are still accepting films but a good rule of thumb is local and US Based Projects screen earlier in the week and Foreign Films screen closer to the end of the festival and Award Programs.

     Each night the festival will be hosting after-parties at some of the best night spots in and around the Brenden Theaters; locations include restaurants, bars, special event meals, (Dinner With Del, Private Celebrity Dinners, Private Mixers with Sponsors and Guests) etc., Filmmakers and Writers will be notified of all events via the AOF Daily Newsletter.

    Our Seminars have included Showbiz Software, Web TV Workshop, Write Bros., QuickFilm Budget, Immigration Attorneys, Del Weston, Stan Harrington, and many new selections for 2018.   Check The Event Schedule Here.

Film & Video Screening Formats & Practices & Writers Submissions

This year’s festival will be able to screen films in the following formats: Blu-Ray and DVD.  If you have not  sent in two DVDs or Blu-Ray Discs of your film, one for screening, and one for back up, please do so NOW.
ONLINE SCREENERS, VIMEO LINKS, AND WITHOUTABOX LINKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FORMATS FOR BROADCAST AT THE THEATERS. NO PAL FORMAT.  YOU MUST PROVIDE NTSC REGION O DISCS.  WE PREFER MPEG4 FORMAT AND A BACK UP DISC.  PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU ARE SENDING IN A DCP FILE; YOU STILL MUST SUBMIT BACK UP DISCS ON BLU-RAY OR DVD.

      We need actual files or Please make sure that you have your MPEG 4 and 1 screening copies to us no later than August 1, 2018.  Also, please make sure that all new screening copies; DVDs, Blu-Rays are submitted WITHOUT watermarks or any kind of time code burned into the picture. Please make sure that your film has  a ‘play’ button directly from the menu or features autoplay.

Yes, we do DCP as well if you like.  In order for the theater staff to ingest the film into their system, they will need your file and your code. (if your DCP is Key Protected)  The theater does charge  a $300 fee to ingest the DCPs. Please deliver DCPs, DVDs, Blu-Rays to the AOF Team and NOT TO THE THEATER.  By or before August 1, 2018.

     Please send all brand new screening DVDs and DCP files to:

AOF  Fest  C/O  EFC   3540 W. Sahara Blvd #283  Las Vegas NV 89102  If you are going to screen via DCP, please make your check out to:  The Brenden Theaters
    To my Brilliant Writers; First Round is Acceptance into Competition, Second Round is Nominations and Third Round is Awards.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check your written word projects for grammatical errors.  Competition is high and if your work is full of spelling, grammatical or other errors, it will be tough to place in this competition. 
     Please Do Not Contact The Theater Directly.  The Brenden Staff  Can Not Answer Any Questions For You.   Thank you!

The Hollywood Dreamz-Action On Film
Black Tie Dinners and Award Shows

The Hollywood Dreamz and Action On Film 14th Annual Season offers nine total Award Shows in three brilliant and beautiful events
 

I.    The HDIFF Action On Film 2018 Writers & Script Summit Awards 

      Thursday August 23, 2018

II.    The Hollywood Dreamz International Black Tie Dinner   

       Awards / We Are Indie Horror Awards / The Low To No Awards       

       and of course, the 2018 Legendary Stunt Awards

        (Black Tie Optional)  Friday August 24, 2018

III.    The Action On Film International 14th Annual Black Tie Dinner and

        Awards / Enginuity Awards / The Kleer Brothers Award

        and of course The AOF 2018 3rd Annual Icon Awards presented by

        Robert Goldman  Michael De Pasquale jr. Saturday August 25, 2018

      Seating for the event is limited, so this event will sell out very quickly.

 

Please  purchase your tickets in advance.  Please  note, the AOF Award Shows and Dinners have sold out each of  the last 13 years so if you want to attend the award show we suggest that you order your tickets early.  There are no comps for  the Award Shows and Dinner Events.

FOR THE 2018 PROGRAM ALL AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT 
DURING THE AWARD SHOWS AND DINNERS.

Posters and Post Cards

For promotional / distribution purposes, it is a good idea to make posters and postcards containing your artwork and screening information.

     You may also run an Ad in the beautiful AOF 2018 Full Color catalog and program for your project, actors or production. Program rates and contact information are located at the bottom of this letter.

     Help us promote you.  With a huge budget and sponsorship packages from Press, Local Papers and Magazines, and other media outlets; there is no way that folks won't know about the Festival, but will they know about your film?  

     We want to help you pack your theater and show your film to as many people as possible in our luxury theaters. We suggest that you use press contacts, your personal mailing lists, and contacts to make your showcase a success.  
     In an effort  to save you money and in order to work 'green' we ask that you provide us with no more than 2 MOUNTED Posters and no more than 200 Post cards for display and use in our Filmmaker Goodie Bags.
     You may also wish to add swag items for give away in the exclusive AOF  HDIFF goodie bags.

Promotions for Your Work & Screening

GOODIE  BAG  PROMOTIONS:

Provide us with up to 200 postcard or one  sheet promos and/or up to 500 promo items (pens, trinkets, shirts etc) for inclusion into the 2018 AOF Filmmaker Goodie Bags.  Please note that cards are not put in every bag, we rotate cards so that everyone  has a chance for their work to be seen.  Send your items to:

AOF Fest C/O:  EFC 3540 W. Sahara Ave. #283  Las Vegas NV 89102 

Your  promotional cards must arrive by or before August  9,  2018.  Cost:  FREE

 

Make An Appointment with our Buyers and Reps:

In 2018,  we will offer a number Representatives from a number of distribution companies and sales reps will be on hand to preview films that are seeking  distribution. Upon arrival, set appointments and SHOW THEM YOUR FILM AND TALK!  Cost:  FREE

PRESS  RELEASE:

     Send your press release to your local press from your hometown and surrounding areas.  Please make sure that you include personal stories, celebrity or other interesting points which make it easy for the press to pick up on your story.  Send your press release to efcfilmco@gmail.com and we will include it in our master promo lists.

Cost:  FREE

 

FULL COLOR AD IN THE 2018 AOF and Hollywood Dreamz FULL COLOR Commemorative PROGRAM

Many filmmakers run an ad in the Official AOF Program.  Your ad will also appear in our Electronic Flipbook Program
Ad sizes and costs are as follows:

¼  page ad full color or black and white:  5.5”  x  4.25”  $275.00

½  page full color or black and white:  4.25 x 11”  or 5.5 x 8.5”  $500.00.

Full Page color or black & white:  8  ½”  x  11”  $975.00

All artwork must  be  300  dpi  tiff  or  jpeg  files.  Full bleeds  are allowed.  Simply send your AD via email to efcfilmco@gmail.com.   Please call our production department at 1-844-744-1844 to place an order over the phone using a

credit card and to deliver your artwork electronically.  ALSO DO NOT WAIT FOR A SCREENING TIME TO RESERVE YOUR AD, OUR TEAM WILL PUT THE TIME, DATE & THEATER ON THE AD FOR YOU.

THE AOF/HDIFF VIP MEMBERSHIP CARD

3 Years of Everything Action On Film and Hollywood Dreamz - This includes 6 Free Submissions for Three Seasons, Award Shows and Dinners for Three Seasons - Free Full Color Ad in the Commemorative Program for 3 Seasons an $8,000.00 value all for just $2,500.00.  Find out why Membership Has it's Privileges!

Order Here

Advance Reservations for ADs are highly suggested as space sells out every season. All Ads must be received by  August 1, 2018.  Thank  you.

Trailer and Teaser Promotions

Immediately send us your Trailer or Teaser (3 Mins and under) of your project along with an image or poster of your project.  We will post the trailers on our preview screens at the theaters and or on the AOF and HDIFF  Websites.  If you have a trailer or teaser online; please include that link so that we can link your trailer to your ticket in the AOF Store.  WE WILL NOT DOWNLOAD YOUR TRAILER OR TEASER, YOU MUST SEND YOUR FILE: QUICKTIME ONLY! via e-mail or a system like Wetransfer.com which is Free for

up to 2 gigs.

     We will post the trailer and image on the AOF  and HDIFF Sites for promotion of your film. If your file is 25 megs and below please send it to theresa.hdiff@gmail.com  Please use the free services of Wetransfer.com or any other large format  delivery service.

Cost:  FREE

Special Event Pre and Post Screening Parties and Mixers

     Of course we will also offer the Special Pre and Post Screening Parties as well as Industry Parties, Award Show and Promotional Special combinations for those of you who really want to make a big splash. For many of you this will be a World Premier, West  Coast  Premier, US Premier etc.,  We create special  parties every season for films that wish to do Industry Showcases, Cast and Crew Screenings, Promotional Events etc.,

     These  packages include: Program Ads,  Bulk Screening Passes,  Pre or Post Screening Party and Specialty E-Blasts announcing your event. We have everything from Private Media Rooms to Theaters, Bars, Clubs and Specialty Parties.  If you are interested in purchasing a custom promotion for your Film or Project please contact us at  1-844-744-1844

Cost:  Based On Party and Event Promotion You Choose

​     Thank you and we hope this helps you make decisions about showcasing your work, promoting your projects and becoming a part of the AOF Family and the Action On Film Festivals this season.

     Please note that an ongoing schedule of events will be available on the Action On Film website at actiononfilmfest.com   We ask that you please join our newsletter that not only gives you weekly updates on the festival but daily updates during the festival season.

     Guests who have received travel and hotel accommodations have been notified.

     Special Guests and Event Venues are subject to change but very rarely do.  Guest appearances on Del Weston’s Action On Film Program are by invitation only.  All other specialty events are based on a first come, first served basis, as are the slots for all seminars etc.

 

            Thank you for choosing the 2nd Annual Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writers Event 2018

 

Please Right Click the 2018 Laurels to download and then Send me an e-mail at theresa.hdiff@gmail.com stating that,

'I read the info page' and the name of your project and I will put you on a list to receive your screening schedule.

Thanks!
T.

Please Right Click the 2018 Laurels to download and then Send me an e-mail at theresa.hdiff@gmail.com stating that,

'I read the info page' and the name
of your project and I will put you on a list to

receive your screening schedule.

Thank You