The seventh annual Justice Film Festival presented by Docs/ology Films will return to the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture November 13-16, 2019 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 2019:
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
  • My experience at the Justice Film Festival was really wonderful. The venue is superb, the audience was highly engaged, and the films were thoughtfully curated. I definitely plan on returning, and sincerely hope more people discover and attend this great festival.

    April 2019
  • Michael Campo

    The festival's organizers and the staff is what truly separates this FF from some others. Their dedication to filmmakers and the way they run their event is really phenomenal. Not to mention the venue is gorgeous! Will definitely submit again!

    March 2019
  • Andy and the crew at Justice Everywhere film festival are phenomenal. They are very personable, branded well, the networking and ability to tell your story were honest and legit. For my team and I, we felt this festival one of the few festivals that are not money grabs, they really care about the projects being submitted.

    March 2019
  • Robin Canfield

    Unfortunately we were not able to attend the festival but communication with the festival directors and staff was great (and easy), they were a pleasure to work with and we'll definitely submit again in the future.

    March 2019
  • Gail Ablow

    I was thrilled to screen American Beat at the JFF. The festival organizers and staff made it a wonderful experience from start to finish. The theater is beautiful and the audience that filled it came ready to engage. I particularly appreciated the expansive interpretation of justice —there is room for a wide variety of films.

    March 2019