Submissions Open April 1, 2017


Festival Dates: Nov 30 to Dec 3, 2017
hamptons take 2 documentary film festival


Submission Deadlines & Fees

  • Early: April 30, 2017 Fee: $35 per feature/$25 per short

  • Regular: June 30, 2017 Fee: $45 per feature/$35 per short

  • Late: July 10, 2017 Fee: $60 per feature/$45 per short

  • We accept online credit card payment. We also accept U.S. check/money orders payable to the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. (Checks may be mailed to HT2FF, Box 550, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 and must include title of film).
  • WITHOUTABOX and FILMFREEWAY accept credit card payment.

Submission Guidelines

Lengths: Features (41-180 minutes)  Shorts (1-40 minutes) 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • HT2FF does not accept works-in-progress
  • Only work completed after January 2015 will be considered
  • You must provide a properly completed and signed official HT2FF Application
  • HT2FF does not have a formal premiere requirement but when making final decisions, programmers do take a film’s exposure into consideration and would give preference to a New York or East Coast premiere.
  • HT2FF is not a themes competition. Jurors will consider quality, creativity and professionalism.


  • Submit online through FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, or through the HT2FF website. 

  • Film title and name of entrant must be on all files and links.

  • HT2FF accepts either secure, password protected links (Vimeo, private YouTube, etc) as long as the link is not public. If you have extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from submitting via a link, you can submit 2 DVD screeners in NTSC (Region 1or 0). Please be sure that the DVDs play; no blu-rays will be accepted.

  • All screeners must be in English or have English subtitles. 

  • Keep a copy of your completed application for reference.

  • Filmmaker agrees that he/she will be solely responsible for the delivery of his/her film/print materials to and from the festival venue.

If Selected:

  • Applicants will be notified of the festival's decision by October 1, 2017.

  • Notification will be sent by email to the primary contact listed on the entry form.

  • Photographs (hi-res only) and press kit will be needed immediately.

  • The required exhibition formats and delivery date deadlines will be confirmed by the Festival after invitations have been extended and confirmed. Please check in with the Festival staff before creating your Festival exhibition copy or copies to ensure the format and technical specifications are correct.

  • You must deliver to the address designated by the Festival one (1) exhibition copy (technical specifications must be confirmed by the Festival in advance) of the invited work. We recommend you ship all exhibition copies as to permit the tracking of your film once it leaves your hands.  

  • You must provide a properly completed and signed official HT2FF Film Information Form

  • You must provide at least two (2) DVD copies or downloadable links of the final, completed film for Festival archives and outreach purposes.


We do not return DVD screeners. If you would like your exhibition DVD or digital file returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission materials.

Rights & Clearances:

HT2FF expects all filmmakers to secure music and talent rights to their films for festival exhibition. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the projects to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question. HT2FF will not be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared copyrighted materials. HT2FF maintains the right to keep 2 DVDs for the Festival archives and subsequent outreach programs.








Make Payment

Early: April 30, 2017 Fee: $35 per feature/$25 per short. Regular: June 30, 2016 Fee: $45 per feature/$35 per short. Late: July 10, 2017 Fee: $60 per feature/$45 per short

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