Film entries must be submitted via

All entries must be submitted by April 7, 2017. Submission fee per entry: $30 USD

HRCFF accepts the following categories: Feature, Documentary, Animation, and Shorts. 

Films should have a connection to the Caribbean or its diaspora, which includes:

  • Filmmakers, actors, and/or production crew from the Caribbean or of Caribbean heritage.
  • The film is themed around a Caribbean subject (cultural, historical, etc.).
  • It was filmed in the Caribbean, or in communities where significant Caribbean populations reside (i.e. NYC, Miami, Washington D.C., Boston, London, Toronto).

Submissions must also include:

  • Synopsis - a short, typed description of the film.
  • Credits - A complete list of the principal cast and production credits.
  • 3 High resolution (at least 300 ppi) production stills or screen shots.
  • Trailer of film. Trailers will be used to advertise the film festival. If you choose not to submit a trailer, The HRCFF Committee reserves the right to create one based on your entry.
  • Any foreign language films must provide English subtitles.
  • Feature Films: Must run 40 min. or longer. 
  • Shorts: Must run under 40 mins.

Films selected for the festival will be notified on or about April 21, 2017.