Good news for all you film fans! The Red Hook Film Festival is coming back again this year with two days and three events scheduled for November 4th & 5th 2016!

Our 2014 Red Hook Film Festival "Harvest Shorts" brought together people from all over Dutchess County, the tri-state region and the world. KidsFest!, a wonderful new addition to our 2014 Red Hook Film Festival was opened by local resident, actress, producer and director MARY STUART MASTERSON. We received 860 submissions from local, regional and international filmmakers.

We invite filmmakers within a 150 mile radius to submit to this years 2016 Red Hook Film Festival; although, our focus is regional we remain open to national and international submissions.

More details:


Submission Guidelines
1. The Festival is open to independent filmmakers with short films who live and work within a 150 mile radius of Red Hook, NY
2. The expected length of films is 20 minutes or less with shorter films preferred, submitted on standard format DVD/HDVD disk.
3. All types of short films will be presented: narrative, documentary, live action and animated. However, films with material judged inappropriate for a broad general audience will not be considered.
4. Films submitted to the Festival will be evaluated and screened in three separate categories, professional, student, and KidsFest for children 6 to 10 years old.
5. Please submit new films which have not or will not appear on wide access digital media such as YouTube prior to the festival screening.
6. Deadline for submissions to the Festival is April 1, 2016.
7. In order to submit your film for consideration:
If submitting your film through an online screener, please provide the password.

If submitting by mail please print and fill out the entry form listed on
Print your name and the title of your film on the DVD, and Mail both entry form and DVD to the following address:
Program Director
Red Hook Film Festival
27 Market Street
Red Hook, NY 12571