About The Festival

Welcome To NHIFF

There has been a void left in the world of moving pictures and visual story telling since the loss of New Haven’s film festival in 2005. Film Fest New Haven had a great run with wonderful films and educational events. Over the years, it has been the topic of discussion at industry parties and events throughout the state. During its time, FFNH garnered great respect among other festivals and film industry professionals. It developed a huge following of passionate film lovers who looked forward to the annual event.

Since that time, a number of film and television professionals and festival producers have discussed developing a new film festival for the Elm City. Well, that time has come.

The inaugural New Haven International Film Festival is finally here! The new festival will host the screenings of more than 150 films, 12 workshops and panels and of course, two huge networking, meet and greet parties at 45 Church Street (Big Bank Building) at the corner of Church and Crown Streets in downtown New Haven.

Content Is King with NHIFF. There is no film festival without GREAT content! The new: New Haven International Film Festival promises to deliver a wide array of thought provoking and entertaining films that will awe and inspire viewers, industry professionals and armchair filmmakers alike. Rest assured there will be something for everyone in a number of categories including: International, Connecticut Grown, Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Film, Student (HS and College) Green and Animation to name just a few. On Saturday we will present the best of the Show Us Your Shorts PSA competition.

The producers of NHIFF hope that the inaugural festival will be accepted as a New Haven tradition for years to come and inspires to stack up to iconic festivals of New Haven’s past and present.


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