Hello Filmmakers,

The Crown Heights Film Festival (CHFF) brings exceptional local and international short films to the Brooklyn audience. We encourage all filmmakers to apply to our open call: narrative, animation, and documentary films will be selected and presented during a virtual event. Three filmmakers will receive audience-choice awards and cash prizes.

This is a great opportunity to get your work seen.

Please read the guidelines before sending us your work. 


Rules & Terms

  • Films are 20 minutes or shorter. 

  • Must be in English or subtitled in English. 

  • Must be accessible for online viewing (through YouTube,

  •    Vimeo, or any other platform) 

  • Film submission deadline: June 1, 2021, 11:59 PM

  • The submission fee is $20.

Dweck Auditorium

The 2021 festival will be held at Dweck Auditorium, conveniently located at Brooklyn's Central Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza.  The fully accessible, 189-seat auditorium provides a comfortable space that's acoustically well balanced with unobstructed sight lines.  

We accept short films in all genres from all over the world!