At Hell’s Half Mile, our taste is eclectic, everything from quirky comedy to hard hitting documentary to emotional drama. Our goal is to find “the little film that could” — a bunch of them — and bring the filmmakers together to take over Bay City, MI. Our primary concern is community, and the filmmakers who attend our long weekend walk away with lifelong friends and future collaborators.
After eleven years, HHM organizers continue to strive to be an innovative festival for genuinely independent films and original music. This festival is about connecting the filmmaker and the festival-goer. Period. Well, and parties too.

Open Date                                   November 1, 2019
Super Early Deadline           December 1st, 2019
Earlyish Deadline                   January 1st, 2020

Irregular Deadline                  February 1st, 2020
Regular Deadline                    March 1st, 2020
Late Deadline                            March 21, 2020
Extended Deadline                 April 12th, 2020


For questions on film submissions for Hell’s Half Mile 2020, contact Programming Manager at Don Hessell don@hellshalfmile.com.
The Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival (HHM) is the perfect mix of independent film and live indie music. You may not have heard of us yet, but we’ll try to leave you with a lasting impression as we have with past guests…

“I don’t remember much of my two years going to Hell’s Half Mile. That’s how much fun I had.”Rider Strong, “Cabin Fever” and two time HHM guest.