Q: What's the purpose of this event?
A: To keep the Bay Area independent film scene thriving offering an action / adventure themed event.
Q: Does it really have to be an Action film?
A: Yes, Anything that would be found in an Action / Adventure / Fantasy section at your local video store.
Q: When is the Deadline and does it have to be created this year?
A: MAY 5, 2016(Postmarked). We recommend films to be done between now and the deadline, however, if you have something already produced after 2014, that's cool.
Q: What is the submission fee?
A: $10. For festivals usually averaging $40-$50 a submission, this fee is VERY reasonable. In addition, Torrid Productions host the only advertised film festivals that actually REFUND submission fees if not selected.
Q: Where do you get the gull to charge struggling filmmakers?
A: Someone has to pay the venue and publicity fees. Torrid Productions will foot most of the bill, however, every little bit helps. This is a privately funded event, meaning it comes out of pocket. No sponsors at this time other than the resources utilized by The Collective Entertainment Group.
Q: What's the maximum length of film submission and what will it be judge on?
A: Anything 10 min. or under. The films will be judged on their merits of resourcefulness, style of storytelling, effort, and overall presentation. Even though this festival is geared towards Amateurs, the key is to "look professional". The bottom line to ask yourself is "Will my film be worth the 10 minutes that an audience member can not get back in their life?"
Q: Where will Herofest X take place?
A: As we switch venues every year to keep it fresh, the location will be announced sometime in January at the latest. The admission to get in will most likely be only ten bucks.
Q: Is this an all ages event?
A: Yes, however, we strongly suggest Parental Guidence since this is an ass-kicking violence - in nature- event.
Q: What is Torrid Productions?
A: A multimedia company run by the festival creator, Desciple based in the Bay Area...
Q: What is The Collective Entertainment Group?
A: A Facebook Film Group consisting of a network of Filmmakers, Musicians, Artisans, and Promoters hosting a series of film festivals in the Bay Area including public forums on indie moviemaking..
Q: How "R" can we make our Rated R material?
A: At your discretion, we recommend everyone to use common sense. Blood is great, therefore, use as many gallons as you desire. Our only restrictions would include racial or sexual defamation, xxx, or snuff films. In additions, any product or organization promos would not be accepted.
Q: What's the best format to submit my film?
A: Whether you shoot your film on VHS or HD, most people turn their films in on DVD (-R). However, the show reel will be assembled with Apple's Final Cut Pro therefore, a better format is putting a QUICKTIME FILM version on CD using DV/NTSC - 780x480 pxls compression format
Starting this year, we will be able to finally accept movies online thru Vimeo and YouTube (Downloadable) links. A Paypal Account would be required for your online submission fee.
(Torrid Productions will not claim any rights, representation, ownership, or responsibility of submitted materials. The authorship rights of each entry will be the sole responsibility of the person(s) submitting their film(s).