Known as the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival for 5 years, HFF is revamping its programming to include animation, documentary, experimental, local and narrative for the next 5 years. We welcome the abstract, the riveting, the beautiful, the rugged, the emotional, the bold, the raw. We welcome films that tear through tradition and break boundaries with finesse.

Haverhill Film Festival 2018 will take place October 5-7 at HC Media in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Pre-screening only online. We will not be accepting DVDs!

Exhibition format includes Quicktime File (.mov or h.264) and 16mm film.

Films/videos completed after December 31, 2010.

Not accepting additional promotional materials for pre-screening.

Overall Rating
  • Neil Needleman

    Another brilliant Haverhill Film Festival coordinated by the Smyth brothers. Us filmmakers are indebted to their passion for bringing an exciting range of films/videos to the audience in Haverhill. This film festival has the potential to grow into an important annual regional cultural experience. Bravo, brothers.

    October 2018
  • One of best fests of its size around. Located in a beautiful and historic New England downtown, HFF was a very professional, quality fest with great programming. Also the Smyths are super fun hosts and quality guys.

    October 2018
  • Stefano Miraglia

    The Smyth Brothers put together very powerful programmes! Highly recommended festival. HFF is a gem in the experimental film international scene.

    October 2018
  • Ben Edelberg

    The Smyths are amazing hosts and put together excellent programming. Haverhill is also a nice town with quality galleries and restaurants.

    October 2018
  • Zachary Finkelstein

    Great festival with excellent programming! It was my first time attending the festival and it was a terrific experience. For experimental filmmakers H.E.F.F. is a gem!

    June 2017