In short its high-def, from the beginning to the end-
Before we go any further, we want to get one thing out of the way... you don't have to be a filmmaker or "technogeek" to attend. There are six letters in our name, and four of them focus on the festive as in "FEST." This is the biggest reason people come back year after year. HDFEST shows great content and captivates its audiences with mounds of eye-candy all in high-def.
Since 2000, HDFEST has known that high-def and digital cinema are the future of the entertainment industry. Since that time, HDFEST has been at the heart and core of this revolution. Industry executives and working professionals alike have confirmed HDFEST played, and continues to play, a vital role in the acceleration of this transition.
HDFEST has been responsible for numerous historic digital cinema landmark events and technological firsts, check out our festival milestones page.
Considered an industry trailblazer for its forward-thinking promotion of HD, few events, if any events, have done more to promote high-def to the independent film community than HDFEST. Back in 2004, HDFEST instituted the annual HDFEST Deffie Awards, offering recognition of excellence in High-Def filmmaking and innovation. Quickly the Deffies are emerging as one of the most coveted awards for the visionaries who have adopted this powerful technology.
So if you want to see great new independent movies with the highest presentation quality currently available, HDFEST is definitely for you. The content screened at the festival runs the gamut from comedies, socially important documentaries to mindblowing vivid animations.
HDFEST is digital democracy in action. High-Def has the potential to level the playing field between the big budgets and the indies more than any other technological breakthrough since digital video, and perhaps, ultimately even much more...