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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

2023 Hayti Heritage Film Festival Submissions


Contact: film@hayti.org 

Durham, NC. August 1, 2022  – Submissions are open for the 28th annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF). This legacy anchor program, presented by the Hayti Heritage Center/St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, attracts filmmakers and enthusiasts alike from the U.S. and beyond. 

The 2023 festival runs from March 6-11 and will offer a hybrid of both online and in-person screenings taking place at the historic center located at 804 Old Fayetteville Rd. in Durham, NC. 

While the festival traditionally attracts an audience from the American South, its reach has grown to include states outside of the region, and foreign countries. With an emphasis on Black, Southern filmmaking, submissions from the whole of the African diaspora are encouraged, ranging from full-length features to documentaries, shorts to classic films.

Interested filmmakers should submit works for consideration to https://filmfreeway.com/HaytiHeritageFilmFest.

About the Hayti Heritage Center and the Hayti Heritage Film Festival

The Hayti Heritage Center preserves and advances the heritage and culture of the historic Hayti community in Durham, NC and the African American experience through programs that benefit the broader community, locally, nationally, and globally. The Hayti Heritage Film Festival, wherein new and veteran artists screen films before a diverse crowd of film enthusiasts, is one of the longest running Black Southern film festivals in the nation. 

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