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 forgotten_ny.com of the Mott Haven Canal Bronx by Sergey Kadinsky
https://forgotten-ny.com/2015/12/mott-haven-canal-bronx/ 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.

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  • Alvaro Franco

    Really enjoyed my time here. Got to chat with Ninoska, the founder, and the hospitality and environment were amazing

    October 2021
  • Elroy Martinez Jr.

    I was ready to represent my films, but unfortunately I wasn't abld to attend as something came up the day of :/ However, they kept in touch with great communication leading up to the festival. From the looks of it as I follow their social media, everything looked wonderful. I heard it is as I know others who have gone. Hope to next time. Thanks!

    October 2021
  • A.M. Massey

    Had such a great experience this year. Can’t wait till next year.

    October 2021
  • It was an honor and a thrill to have my second short "grist" not only screen at MHFF 2021 but win Best Narrative and Best Actor (Stephen Cofield, Jr.)! Great team, great venue, great communications, great time. TY MHFF!

    October 2021
  • Martine Emile

    What a great film festival...met amazing and talented filmmakers.!!!

    October 2021