Third Horizon Film Festival is an annual celebration of cinema from the Caribbean, its diaspora and beyond. In particular, Third Horizon seeks to highlight work by filmmakers and artists who are interested in both the aesthetic and political dimensions of cinema, and who seek to go beyond imitative approaches to cinematic form, exploring radical and resourceful ways of representing the unique complexity of the Caribbean experience.

The sixth annual edition of the festival returns to Miami, Florida from June 23 - 26, 2022, with additional virtual presentations for a global audience, the details of which will be published soon.

Third Horizon Film Festival is proudly supported by Knight Foundation and JustFilms / Ford Foundation.

Third Horizon Film Festival aims to celebrate and empower filmmakers from the Caribbean and its diaspora, as well as filmmakers whose work centers the Caribbean experience. While the festival programs non-Caribbean work, it only accepts submissions from Caribbean and diaspora filmmakers, and filmmakers whose work has the Caribbean as its subject. The festival accepts submissions of any and all forms, genres and lengths. Further requirements are as follows:

1. Submission fees are US$20 for shorts (less than 25 minutes in length) and $40 for medium-length and feature films (25 minutes and longer).

2. We favor films that have not been screened before January 1, 2021.

3. Priority is given to Florida premieres.

4. Submission to Third Horizon Film Festival does not guarantee selection and screening.

5. For filmmakers in the Caribbean for whom exchange rates make the submission fees prohibitive, you may apply for a waiver via email to

Overall Rating
  • Wally Fall

    Third Horizon is like long distance relatives I've always known about without having met them once yet. Their commitment and consistant work as a filmmaking collective set high standards when it comes to bridging gaps among Caribbean stories and empowering independent voices from the region. Long live Third Horizon !

    August 2021
  • Sofía Gallisá

    A unique space for Caribbean filmmakers and stories, run by a team committed to building community through the festival.

    July 2021
  • Simply the best! A must submit especially for South Florida stories!

    September 2020