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, 2018
Super Earlybird Deadline    December 1st, 2019
Earlybird Deadline                  January 1st, 2019

Regular Deadline                     February 1st, 2019
Other Regular Deadline       March 1st, 2019
Late Deadline                            April 1st, 2019
Extended Deadline                 April 21st, 2019

For questions on film submissions for Hell’s Half Mile 2019, 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.