The Second Hialeah International Film Festival (HIAFF), is an annual worldwide, competition festival.
With the participation of 50 countries.
Hialeah International Film Festival celebrates cinema like only South Florida can, with film, fashion, and music.
Haff's mission is to provide a public forum in South Florida in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Hialeah as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Hialeah residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

Location : Manuel Artime Theater and Performing Arts Center.

It’s a city known the world over for its hospitality, culture, and flavors—and it’s also a city that knows how to party. HIAFF is bringing the best of the best of the film world. Hialeah International Film Festival brings compelling, innovative, and inspiring films and filmmakers to Hialeah, Florida.

The festival is for and by independent filmmakers. HIAFF accepts submissions in eleven categories:

The categories are the following
Best Shorts
Best Narrative
Best International Short
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Local Shorts
Best Web/tv/media series episodes
Best Student Shorts
Best Comedy Shorts

All films submitted will be juried by an international panel of filmmakers and film scholars. Festival events include screenings of 50+ films, discussions, and panels with invited filmmakers and local/regional experts; an opening night Gala; Filmmakers Reception Saturday evening; and special events.

Filmmakers are encouraged to attend and will receive free admission to the entire festival and all events. Come interact with an educated, involved audience!

Awards are offered in each film category, in addition to an Audience Choice award. Everyone will receive a certificate honoring his title and film.

Submissions are open, the final selection of films will be announced April 30, and the film festival takes place on TBA. Selected films in each category are eligible for several awards. In addition to our lineup of films, the festival also hosts multiple filmmaker parties and networking events at venues around Hialeah and Miami

Venues:
Manuel Artime Theater and Performing Arts Center.

Filmmakers are encouraged to attend and If you film get selected you will receive free admission to the entire festival and all events. Come interact with an educated, involved audience!

Awards are offered in each film category, in addition to an Audience Choice award. Everyone will receive a certificate honoring his title and film.
Official Selection
Screening
TBA

The categories are the following documentary, narrative, animated, web/tv/new media series episodes and student films for its second annual festival November 2 and 3. All films submitted will be juried by an international panel of filmmakers and film scholars. Festival events include screenings of 50+ films, discussions, and panels with invited filmmakers and local/regional experts; an opening night; Filmmakers Reception Saturday evening; and special events.

Venues:
Screening Day
Sabores Restaurant and Lounge
1 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs, FL 33166

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Zhenia Kazankina

    Very hospitable and communicative team! I wish you to develop and help emerging filmmakers to open their films to the world! I am very pleased that my film was treated so carefully on the other side of the planet! Thanks to the jury for appreciating my work!

    February 2019
  • Thanks for the WINNER BEST EXPERIMENTALS .
    This film festival is a great opportunity for filmmakers. They have many categories and are very informative about other opportunities around the festival. Thank you for this wonderful festival. I look forward to the next time.

    January 2019
  • Great communication, very nice people who work for independant cinema, thanks to exist guys :) Keep up the good work !

    January 2019