Join writers and filmmakers from Harlem to Hong Kong for the opportunity to showcase your work in the world famous cultural capital – Harlem, New York City.
Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) XIV opens the call to all films & screenplays around the world in any category, by anyone and about anything under the sun: Animation; Documentary; Narrative; Experimental; Music Video; Webisode; and Youth Film. We welcome passionate, even controversial work and we reward it (click on “Awards” tab above to see past winners).
Since the inaugural in 2005, the Festival has screened over 1000 of the world’s finest films from scores of countries including: Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, the UK and the US, providing a springboard to further success as well as bestowing over 300 awards including our illustrious annual Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES and ENTRY FEES
Hi accepts and awards Short and Feature length projects. Feature Documentaries are considered 45 minutes and over and Narrative Features are 60 minutes and over (including titles and end credits). Short works in Narrative, Documentary and Experimental can all be applied for under the general Shorts category.
Animation, Music Video and Webisodes each have their own category. Youth projects must have been completed while the director, producer or primary cast were under 21 years old.
Keeping in line with its mission, Harlem Int’l offers free admission to films produced in the HUB – Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, centered on the area and/or its rich history or featuring key cast or crew members from Harlem, other Uptown neighborhoods (North of 96th Street in Manhattan) or the Bronx.
This year we are initiating a new category, the Harlem International Science Cinema Youth Laboratory (Hi-Sci Lab) & Photography Exhibit. All cinematic approaches and formats, VR/360 & photography concerning science and related fields/themes (environment/climate change, health, technology, engineering, agriculture, etc.) are welcome to apply as long as the producer/s were under the age of 21 at the time of project completion in all categories and genres. There are no submission fees for this category. We are particularly interested in showcasing the work of underrepresented youth, those with limited resources and/or those that present unique and compelling perspectives on the subject.