The International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF)’s mission is to create platforms that allow a diverse pool of influencers in filmmaking to reach a broader audience. We develop programs that allow local and international filmmakers, from emerging artists to film industry veterans, to reach out to audiences throughout New York City and beyond.
Our goal is to foster a collaborative environment for artists from all countries to explore issues inherent to the heritage of Puerto Rico, its diaspora, and explore stories relevant to the larger Latino community.

This Multicultural Festival Is Open To All Filmmakers.

We present Awards for each of the following categories:

Best Feature
Documentary
Best Short
Best Female Actor
Best Male Actor

People's Choice award
La Estrella Boriqueña
Best Screenplay - New This Year
Short Script Competition - New This Year
Best Web Series - New This Year
Music Video Competition - New This Year

This Multicultural Festival Is Open To All Filmmakers.

We accept all film and videos and open to all filmmakers. To be considered in competition, films & videos must be on the subject of Puerto Rico, the Diaspora of its people, or have Puerto Ricans or a person of Puerto Rican Descent in any role of production.

I/WE HAVE READ ALL OF THE IPRHFF RULES. I/WE UNDERSTAND AND HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES.

I/WE WARRANT THE SUBMISSION OF MY/OUR ORIGINAL WORK AND THERE ARE NO DISPUTES REGARDING THE OWNERSHIP OF THE SUBMISSION. I/WE ALSO WARRANT THE SUBMITTED MATERIAL DOES NOT DEFAME OR INVADE THE RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON LIVING OR DEAD AND I/WE FULLY INDEMNIFY THE FESTIVAL AGAINST ANY CLAIM MADE FOR SUCH VIOLATIONS OF LAW.

TO THE BEST OF MY/OUR KNOWLEDGE, ALL OF THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE TRUE AND CORRECT.

I/WE UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE FESTIVAL RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ENTRY FEE.

I/WE AGREE TO HOLD THE INTERNATIONAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL HARMLESS FROM AND DEFEND THEM AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, WHETHER OR NOT GROUNDLESS, BASED ON ANY FILM SUBMITTED TO THE FESTIVAL.

INTERNATIONAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL IS HEREBY GRANTED THE RIGHT TO UTILIZE AN EXCERPT FROM ANY FILM SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION AT THE FESTIVAL FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.

THE INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATION SUBMITTING THE FILM HEREBY WARRANTS THAT IT IS AUTHORIZED TO COMMIT THE FILM FOR SCREENING, AND UNDERSTANDS AND ACCEPTS THESE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS.

THE UNDERSIGNED SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS INTERNATIONAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, AND COSTS OF THE COURT) WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY CLAIM INVOLVING COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, CREDITS, PUBLICITY, SCREENING, AND LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO THE SCREENING VIDEOS ENTERED.