The Justice Film Festival inspires justice seekers by presenting films of unexpected courage and redemption that are diverse in their issues and geography. The sixth annual Justice Film Festival will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 1-4, 2018 in New York City. As always, this year's event will include feature films, documentaries, and shorts from both well-known and emerging filmmakers that shine a light on social justice.

Throughout the weekend attendees will have the opportunity to screen new films and interact with filmmakers, producers, non-profit leaders, social entrepreneurs and distributors. All selected films will be invited to attend the event in New York and participate in live talk-backs with the audience after screening their movie. (Travel & accommodations are not included).

Top 5 reasons to submit your film to JFF 2018:
1. Opportunity to screen your film in New York City at the beautiful Loretto Theater in Manhattan.
2. Access to industry leaders in film marketing, publicity and distribution.
3. Feature positioning at, celebrating 'praiseworthy' documentary films.
4. Our mission to promote emerging filmmakers; with an emphasis on women and minorities.
5. Selection process which guarantees your film is screened by at least two selection team members, with feedback made available by request (after the festival).

The Justice Film Festival is a juried contest with awards presented in the following categories: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Justice Film. Our panel of judges includes filmmakers, entertainment executives, non-profit leaders, professors, social entrepreneurs, authors and recording artists.

Entrant warrants that entry is the Entrant’s own original work. Entrant agrees to release and hold Justice Film Festival harmless for all losses, liability, obligations, penalty expenses, charges and expenses of any kind whatsoever (including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees), whenever asserting or occurring, which Justice Film Festival may occur or pay out, or which may be asserted against Justice Film Festival. As well, the undersigned acknowledges and agrees that they have read, understood and complied with the Justice Film Festival’s Rules and Regulations for Submission.

Overall Rating
  • This was a lovely experience. Andy the other JFF staff are truly top-notch humans. I loved the format. With only one film block being presented at a time, the audience is able to experience the festival together and conversations are as lively as at any festival I've been to. The venue is beautiful, sound and projection were excellent. Best filmmaker gift bag I'ver ever received.

    December 2018
  • What an amazing festival... The Sheen Center is a beautiful venue to screen in and the care and attention given to filmmakers at the festival is off the charts... The events were well attended and the audience was open and enthusiastic... If that weren't enough the focus of the festival as a tool to bring more much needed justice into the world is commendable... The staff was superb and it was a really lovely event...

    October 2017
  • Michael Snyder

    We screened our film A Simpler Way at the Justice Film Festival in 2017. The festival directors and staff were great to work with and the atmosphere at the festival was wonderful.

    October 2017
  • MD Neely

    We have had the privilege of screening 3 films over the course of 3 different Justice Film Festivals. We love the mission of the festival as well as the collection of excellent films and filmmakers that attend. Thank you guys for continuing to make the experience better and better!

    May 2017
  • Evan Vetter

    We screened our film DAYLIGHT COME at the Justice Film Festival in 2015. The experience was wonderful. The programmers did a wonderful job of curating a cross section of different topics, with each film illuminating their respective subject in thought provoking and challenging ways. We wouldn't hesitate to bring our next film to the festival and it was an honor to be among such a distinguished slate of films.

    April 2017