Hairouna Film Festival is a Vincentian and Caribbean film festival based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is free to the public, and consists of virtual screenings and select outdoor screenings in various communities all over the country.

This festival ONLY accepts CARIBBEAN FILMS.

This festival exclusively screens Caribbean cinematic content i.e. made in or about St. Vincent and the Grenadines and/or the Caribbean, or by a filmmaker of Vincentian or Caribbean heritage; OR made in or about the Caribbean Indigenous communities, or by Indigenous filmmakers.

The project/film must originate from, have been shot in, be about topics relevant to OR been made by nationals of one of the following Caribbean countries:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

1. Films are accepted only via FilmFreeway
2. All submissions must include:
- film synopsis
- film director's bio (if multiple directors, include one for each)
- film director's headshot OR profile photo (if multiple directors, include one for each)
- at least 2 high-resolution stills from the film
- running time and format
- credits sheet
- a high-resolution film poster or image (at least 800 x 1200px; min. 150dpi)
- film (high-resolution MP4 or MOV file)
- film trailer (if there is one; high-resolution MP4 or MOV file)
3. Films must be in English or have English subtitles if in another language (subtitles can be included as a separate SRT file)

Overall Rating
  • Janet Marrett

    An awesome festival by genuine film lovers with a high caliber of international films and guest speakers.
    It was wonderful to have our short film ASUNDER part of the official selection!

    June 2022
  • Very inspiring film festival I have been there twice ! And seeing how much this festival cares about film and the communities it shows the films to and the filmmakers is truly breathtaking. Anyone from the caribbean or loves the culture and interested to find out more should definitely consider entering full 💯

    May 2021
  • Kurt Orderson

    HFF is a critically important festival for the Caribbean and Black cinema globally! One love

    April 2021
  • Alpha Corp

    Definitely top tier! They were all super supportive of the filmmakers and their work and the amazing events within the festival were definitely fun and informative.

    April 2021
  • Very well organized and executed. I loved the diversity of films selected. I’m so proud of my Caribbean fellow filmmakers.

    April 2021