About The Festival

Welcome To NHIFF

There was 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. So, in 2014 The Connecticut Film Festival relaunched the new New Haven International Film Festival.

This November 12-14, 2015 marks the 2nd annual NHIFF. 3 Days and Nights Of: Film Exhibition and Competition, Education, Music And Of Course - Parties & Networking! The 2015 NHIFF plans to showcase more than 100 fantastic films with an emphasis on Human Rights, Human Trafficking, ERA, LGBTQQ and Fair Trade topics. Films from numerous categories including but not limited to: Comedy, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Shorts, Student and Animation as well as web series and commercials will compete for the "Best of The Fest" awards.

The New Haven International Film Festival is sponsored by the Connecticut Film Festival. CTFF is Connecticut's umbrella organization that wants to get your film out there, seen by the world and then picked up for distribution. Each year we help many filmmakers connect with production partners and ultimately their online and theatrical distributors.

The City of New Haven IS the arts and cultural hub of Connecticut as well as a hotbed for innovation and emerging digital media and content creation. New Haven has a very hip music, club and restaurant scene with the majority of locations only a few minutes walk from one another in the downtown area.

New Haven's young populous is not by accident. The downtown area and adjoining region are surrounded by colleges and institutions of higher education including: Yale University, Gateway Community College, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University to name just a few.

And speaking of education, NHIFF and CTFF are known for producing more than 100 educational events a year throughout the state. NHIFF promises educational workshops, panels, roundtables and a keynote.

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