Crown Heights Film Festival | Call for Short Films

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The Crown Heights Film Festival will be accepting short film submissions for a month starting May 20th, 2016. Films should run between 5-20 minutes max, in English or with English subtitles. Fiction, documentaries, and art films are accepted. Established, emerging, and student filmmakers are all encouraged to apply.

Works in progress may be submitted for review, please include with your submission an abstract detailing intended changes and additions as well as an expected completion date.

The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short film to Central Brooklyn audiences. The festival showcases a curated selection of short films: narratives, animation, documentaries, and cross-disciplinary/experimental films. Our mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers in short form, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Central Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.
To learn about the past issues of the festival, please go to

Crown Heights Film Festival is hosted by FiveMyles Gallery located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

FiveMyles Gallery is a 501©3 not-for-profit exhibition and performance space where art and community connect. Featured works focus on giving emerging, merited, and well-established artists the opportunity to present their work in solo and group exhibitions. Place, personal vision, politics, identity and experimentation are an integral part of programming at FiveMyles.

Visit or contact [email protected] for more information about the Crown Heights Film Festival and how to submit your work.