Calling all filmmakers to share stories that resonate with diverse communities. The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC) is accepting entries as part of the lineup in the 2024 Hamilton Arts Festival (HAF). Filmmakers are invited to submit shorts—narratives or documentaries. Films should have a special emphasis on social issues, social justice, or cultural experiences that reflect and resonate with marginalized communities. PPADC is excited to bring independent filmmakers and their films into the spotlight.

HAF events and activities will take place from June 13 - 22, 2023, enabling both arising and accomplished artists to present work that deepens their practice as well as entertains, enlightens, and engages Paterson’s diverse communities.

At the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC), a 501C3 nonprofit organization, our mission is to bring together multicultural communities through performing arts and cultural events, to create pathways for aspiring and accomplished artists, and to promote the native land of the Leni Lenape people called the City of Paterson, NJ as a regional hub for the creative arts.

Film shorts—narratives or documentaries—are limited in length to under 70 minutes. Please submit a video link (i.e., Vimeo or YouTube) to the complete film (not trailers). If the video is password protected or "private," please ensure that we have the requisite abilities to access said footage.

Overall Rating
  • Andre Joseph

    Solid communication, nice venue, and a good turnout for the screenings. Has plenty of time to grow. Would be open to submitting here again.

    July 2023