Application 2021

Hollywood Burlesque Film Festival 2021

Please fill out the following application completely to ensure your best chances of qualifying for one of the awards listed below. We recommend you READ THE ENTIRE FORM before starting the application process.

Applications close at midnight Pacific Time April 30th, 2021

No music over six (6) minutes.
No nudity.
Video must have been FILMED between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 and SHOWN in at lease one online show.
Video must be provided by link accessible without a password.
It must contain some form of striptease.
Competition is open to everyone regardless of gender identity, race, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation.
Everyone is welcome. Most countries are eligible.

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Please read the entire application before you begin to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. Once you click Submit you will not be able to change or edit your application.

You must enter your Legal Name & Stage Name along with the online event you appeared in and date of event. We will be asking for tech crew and credits. You do not have to be an industry pro to enter. Some categories are based on tech skills others are based on performance.

As we moved online many performers stepped into a new world and we want to spotlight you for your hard work. It may be you both behind and in front of the camera, or maybe you had quarantine team. All skill levels are welcome to submit.

We will be awarding prizes for some/all of the following categories (provided there are 3 qualifying videos in the category):

Best Burlesque Performance
Best Film (awarded to the whole collective team)
Best Foreign Film (Any act submitted from outside of the state of California, USA)
Best Adaptation of Nerdlesque
Best Comedy
Best Set Direction and/or Location
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Camera Work (In a single shot performance with no edits)
Best Avantgarde/ Black and White Film
Best Costume
Best Make up and/or Special Effects
Best Soundtrack (Open to any act with original music and or live vocals by the performer)

Judging will be done by both an online audience voting process and a panel of judges.

There is a $5 application fee and limit of two (2) submissions per solo performer or group act. You will be sent an invoice to the email you include on your application after completing the form. We have a sponsor to help if the fee is not manageable. Please ask for a waiver. No questions or proof of need required. We understand this has been a hard enough time.

All application fees will go toward cash prizes for the winners. Amount TBD. Taxes and custom fees are the responsibility of the winners.

Titles will be awarded as a plaque or trophy, and possible sponsor prizes TBD. Winners will receive cash prizes from entry monies and sales of the award night show. Amount TBD.

Awards show is May 29, 2021 at 6pm Pacific time, Acceptance speeches and winning videos will be shown.