Brooklyn Art Haus is Brooklyn's most exciting home for innovative and genre-bending work. We feature short films on a monthly rotation by filmmakers that have an ambitious focus on topical subjects. Our festival is unique: following our opening night and reception at the top of each month, filmmakers' projects are looped during hours of operation from 7am-2am for the public to view until the end of the corresponding month.

Each month's in-person premiere occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

The mission of Brooklyn Art Haus is to serve as a hub for film, theater, dance, circus, variety, music, and more. Complete with studios, podcast, streaming, bar and kitchen, BAH is NYC's go-to for some of the most exciting domestic and international artists to premiere original work.

We solicit short films (up to 20 minutes in length) made within the past two years that fit within a focus for each month. When you submit you film, please choose the correct category that corresponds to the month that best fits your film theme:

APRIL: "Define: Home"
MAY: "Love and Flowers"
JUNE: "Rainbows and Unicorns"
JULY: "State of Independence"
AUGUST: "Waves and Whimsy"

Each successive focus announcement will continue on a monthly notice. Please visit or follow @ bk_arthaus on Instagram for announcements.

All screened films will be listed as an Official Selection of the Brooklyn Art Haus Short Film Festival.

Film Length of up to 20 min

Must have completed final cut within the past two years

Fit within the monthly focus

International Film submissions must have English subtitles to be considered

All fees are non-refundable

This short film festival is non-competitive

Note that not all submitted films will be selected to screen at the festival

All films must own the rights of their film and are responsible for the content that they are providing. All filmmakers accept full legal responsibility for intellectual property. Your submission to the festival bestows permission to screen the film with Brooklyn Art Haus, and follow with streaming in the physical venue. Should your film be selected, Brooklyn Art Haus will have full permission to use content including team names, director’s comments in current and future releases and promotional content. The filmmaker shall indemnify and hold harmless Brooklyn Art Haus from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney fees, and costs of court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work. By submitting you agree to all of these rules, terms and conditions. You acknowledge that no submission refunds are given once your application has been submitted. You also acknowledge that you will not receive any compensation from BAH for the screening of your film or future publicity in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions. These terms are constantly reviewed and may change for future submissions.

Notification dates will be 15-30 days prior to screening. (Please ignore notification date listed in other places on this page).

Please email if you wish to book space for separate premieres or bookings.