The Bronx is a melting pot of culture and history which is why the Mott Haven Film Festival (MHFF) is calling everyone from all the corners of the World to The Boogie Down. MHFF wants to represent people from all walks of life, and by submitting your film to our Bronx-based film festival, you are helping reach our goal.

We welcome everyone!

Our Programming Breakdown:
For 2021 we are accepting films of all genres that are under 45 minutes. These shorts can range from but are not limited to Experimental, Documentaries, Comedy, Drama, and of course, Narratives. MHFF also accepts student films; if you're a student, you can submit your project.

We have one request, please caption your film for all to enjoy.

Photo by Kilyan Sockalingum on Unsplash is our Cover Photo.

Photo from of the Mott Haven Canal Bronx by Sergey Kadinsky is one of our images.

Awards and prizes will be handed out to winners at our Awards ceremony.

Acceptable format for Screening Consideration is Vimeo videos with password access and Youtube private links with a password. DVDs and USBs are acceptable. If your film is selected, you will need to provide a digital copy.

Please mail them to:
517 E 139th ST #541526
Bronx, NY 10454

• If a film is accepted, filmmakers will be responsible for delivering their exhibition materials by a date determined by the festival. You run the risk of having your film acceptance revoked if items are not received by the due date.
• The Mott Haven Film Festival is not liable for submission or exhibition materials that are lost or damaged.
• Filmmaker must have all clearances, including trademark and copyrighted materials. You must have authorized permission for all materials. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur as a result of screening the film.
• Filmmaker authorizes the Mott Haven Film Festival permission to screen their film at the festival.
• The festival must receive the exhibition copy by the date specified to screen the film.

We accept previously released films but not before 2018.

Overall Rating
  • It was a great experience to participate in Mott Haven Film Festival 2020 with my short "GOBERNANZA". The events were very well organized and the communication was pretty effective from the registration through the screenings. I was very pleased and honored to share my work with other filmmakers. I certainly recommend filmmakers around the world to register in this film festival based on one of the most famous cities on Earth.

    July 2021
  • Amazing experience! This festival is a festival you should keep an eye on. Definitely worth submitting your film.

    March 2021
  • It was an amazing event!

    January 2021
  • An AMAZING FESTIVAL. It was just perfect. They went above and beyond to bring a drop of hope and happiness to us filmmakers and artist during these uncertain times. The awards ceremony from 2020 is a ceremony I will never forget. THANK YOU MHFF!

    December 2020
  • Christopher Hernandez

    This is an amazing film Festival! we are honor to be a part of it! and selected! thank you so much!

    October 2020