The biggest film festival of any genre in Connecticut and most popular Jewish cultural arts event draws 5,500 people of all ages and faiths each Spring. Submissions now open for March 31-April 10 2016, our 20th annual event. See www.hjff.org for 2016 Call for Entries and to view our 2015 RED HOT HITS lineup of films, special events, concerts and press materials.
Non cash awards for Best Narrative and Best Documentary as awarded by audience tally.
Priorities: Contemporary (2013 and later) features, comedies, biopics, romances, docs, historical sagas, shorts, animated and student works exploring and celebrating Jewish life, history, peoplehood and culture.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS SELECTED ARE REQUESTED OPEN CAPTIONED.
Films selected must be CT or Hartford/Middletown exclusives and premieres.
Submission via online links or DVDs (DVDs will not be returned).
There is no submission fee.