The annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF) in Durham, North Carolina, is a celebration of cinematic works from filmmakers of African descent. HHFF is one of the nation's longest-running Black film festivals and features screenings of documentaries, short and feature-length films including U.S. premieres. Q&A sessions and panel discussions are among the other additional attractions. Particular consideration is given to filmmakers located in the American South.

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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration:

Films must be directed by a person of African descent or who otherwise identifies as Black.

Narrative feature films and documentary films must not exceed a running time of 120 minutes.

Shorts must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

Though not required for eligibility, preference is given to films made in the American South.

Note: Submissions may be in work-in-progress form; however, works that are not final cuts must be clearly marked “Work in Progress (WIP)” or “Rough Cut” with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, missing animation, etc.).

Entrants must fully comply with these entry rules and regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

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  • Kenneth Campbell

    Lana Garland created an incredible experience as Artistic Director - looking forward to submitting again next year.

    March 2018