Juneteenth Heritage Cultural Preservation Association, Inc. provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects, and professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.

We want to Feature emerging, Documentaries, Short films, and Animated produced by and starring talent of African American/Black descent from across the world with stories of Freedom.

JHCPA, Inc. is seeking submissions from filmmakers who are eager to gain access to, audiences and resources.

Best of Festival - Juneteenth Film Festival Crystal Award
Best in Theme - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate
Best Short Documentary - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate
Best Feature Documentary - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate
Best Short Animated - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate
Best Short Film: 5 - 20 Minutes - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate
Best Full Feature: 90 Minutes or More - Juneteenth Film Festival Certificate

1. Submission copies must be submitted online (no DVDs, Blu-rays, DCPs, thumb drives, or other physical media will be considered)

2. All entries selected for our 2023 festival film committee grant the Juneteenth Florida Film Festival the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes.

3. If accepted, final screening copies must be emailed to the JHCPA no later than May 31st, 2023, or the entry will not be included in the festival.

4. All films in the English language must submit a closed caption file in .scc, .srt, or .vtt format if accepted.

5. Entry fees are non-refundable.

6. Only films completed after January 1, 2021, will be considered for Official Selection unless otherwise approved.

7. JHCPA film committee does not show works in progress unless otherwise approved. Works in progress will be considered, but film department programmers cannot guarantee that any screeners updated after submission will be reviewed. Completed projects are preferred.

8. As JHCPA is a non-profit organization; therefore, we can offer fee waivers, and we cannot offer refunds to applicants.

9. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that:
-Your film is not subject to any litigation, nor is it threatened by any litigation.
-You are duly authorized to have this film screened at the festival.
-You have secured the rights to any and all music and/or footage used in the film.
-You fully indemnify and hold JHCPA Film Festival completely harmless from any and all claims whatsoever that may arise as a result of usage of submitted materials.
other physical media will be considered.

NOTE: No Sci-fic or Horror films accepted.